Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Center for Agribusiness

Growing Our Future

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


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

Tribute to Ben Hill Griffin III

FGCU and the SWFL Agribusiness community celebrate the legacy of an incredible man.

 Griffin's founding of FGCU

What is Agribusiness?

Learn more about the Agribusiness minor from Dr. Fritz Roka, Director of the Center for Agribusiness.

Program Requirements

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.

  December 2023

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.


Karen and Mike Stuart Scholarship Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA)

In an effort to instill passion for the agriculture industry, engage with a new generation of young leaders and foster a workforce dedicated to the future of Florida agriculture, FFVA created the Karen and Mike Stuart Scholarship. The scholarship encourages and supports college students who intend to pursue a career in the specialty crop industry, an area of agriculture focused on vegetables, citrus, tropical fruit, berries, sod, sugar cane, tree crops and more. Applicants may be interested in either production agriculture (growing, shipping, packing) or the allied industry (fertilizer and crop protection, equipment, food safety, sales and marketing, etc.).


Agribusiness Internships

Gain meaningful work experience with an internship in the Agribusiness Industry and jumpstart your career.

  • Syngenta Citrus Internship - Summer 2024

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  • Alico Citrus Internship - Summer 2024

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  • Lipman Family Farms Internship Program - 2023

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4th Annual AG Forum: Careers Beyond the Plow

On November 16, the Center for Agribusiness welcomed 250 high school students from 10 high schools across SWFL to FGCU's campus. 20 exhibitors, including privately owned businesses, government organizations and educational programs from different departments within FGCU and UF/IFAS,  joined the Center in educating students about the many careers across the food chain. 

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