Dr. Fritz Roka
Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics
Fritz Roka is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics with the University of Florida at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (Immokalee, FL). His extension and research activities focus on farm management, agricultural labor, and following the general economic trends of citrus, vegetables, cattle and sugarcane, particularly in Southwest Florida. His specific areas of interest are citrus mechanical harvesting, evaluating management options for HLB, and developing a training program for Farm Labor Supervisors. Fritz is a native of Maryland. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Economics from the North Carolina State University. He has been working at the Southwest Research & Education Center since December 1995.