Welcome to the Dept. of Agricultural,
Food, and Resource Economics
The department's mission is to:
Support society's agricultural, agribusiness, food, environmental and natural resource needs for economic analysis through an integrated program of teaching, research and outreach activities designed to improve the quality of public and private decisions
DAFRE's 100th Anniversary Celebration !
In 2014 the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (DAFRE) celebrated its 100th anniversary. (Link to more about this celebratory event in the SEBS newsletter.)
Our teaching and research department was founded in 1914 as the farm management division within the Rutgers Department of Agronomy. In 1923, farm management left the agronomy department to become a freestanding Department of Agricultural Economics. Its current name, adopted in 1999, reflects a research and teaching mission that extends beyond the department’s origins in production agriculture.