Center for Agribusiness

Growing our future

Our local, regional, national, and global communities all depend upon an integrated and sustainable agricultural business model.


We offer a minor in agribusiness and educational workshops for industry personnel


We initiate applied research projects related to water management, new agribusiness opportunities, and other issues faced by SWFL


We enhance interactions between FGCU and the SWFL agricultural economy through community programs

The Center for Agribusiness (CAB) seeks to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural operations in Southwest Florida by providing well-trained professionals who are knowledgeable about agriculture and its role in the Southwest Florida economy.

Agribusiness classes and public training programs developed through the CAB will complement the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines taught at FGCU. The CAB will rely on outstanding faculty, staff and a strong committee of community advisors to prepare students for gainful employment and successful lives as responsible, productive and engaged citizens. The CAB will follow FGCU’s vision and mission to provide innovative, student-centered teaching and learning; promote and practice environmental sustainability; embrace diversity; nurture community partnerships; value public service; encourage civic responsibility; and cultivate habits of lifelong learning and the discovery of new knowledge.

Agribusiness Today

Check out Agribusiness Today, our official newsletter.

   Fall 2020

   Winter 2020

   Summer 2019


Impacts of COVID-19 on the Florida Food System

Our 2nd Annual AG Forum was held November 18 as a virtual program titled: The Florida Food System and Covid-19. Opening remarks were given by Drs. Martin (FGCU) and Angle (UF/IFAS). We trust that the information presented, and the subsequent analysis, will be of value to Florida’s agricultural supply chains.


Gulf Citrus Growers AssociationGulf Citrus Growers Association Scholarship

The citrus growers of southwest Florida are committed to supporting education as a long-term investment in the future of our industry. The first Gulf Citrus scholarship was awarded in 1992 through the Gulf Citrus Growers Association, a trade organization representing growers in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.

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