Florida Gulf Coast and UF “Zoom-In” on COVID-19

November 2020

fgcu, uf/ifas/covid 19 study, agriculure, floridaA “team” of researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business (FGCU/LCOB) and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will present the preliminary findings of their 6-month study of the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic placed on Florida’s food producers and distributors.

These findings are the focus of FGCU’s 2nd Annual Agricultural Forum, an event hosted by the Center for Agribusiness within the Lutgert College of Business.  The Forum will “kick-off” Farm-City Week – November 18-25.

FGCU’s 2020 AG Forum, scheduled on November 18, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m., will be conducted virtually as a ZOOM meeting and will summarize dozens of personal 1-hour interviews with key producers and distributors throughout Florida’s agribusiness supply chain. To join the Zoom meeting, click here.

This FGCU and UF/IFAS collaborative efforts capture the personal impacts and challenges to Florida’s agriculture and food system operations brought on by COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and details on the upcoming 2020 AG Forum, please contact Dr. Fritz Roka, Director of the FGCU Center for Agribusiness at froka@fgcu.edu and David Outerbridge, Director of the UF/IFAS Lee County Cooperative Extension Service Outerbridge, David Clementi douterbridge@ufl.edu).