Growing our future
Our local, regional, national, and global communities all depend upon an integrated and sustainable agricultural business model.
EducateWe offer a minor in agribusiness and educational workshops for industry personnel
ResearchWe initiate applied research projects related to water management, new agribusiness opportunities, and other issues faced by SWFL
EngageWe 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.
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 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.