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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center


Tara Wade

Assistant Professor, Ph.D

Agricultural Natural Resources Economics

Dr. Tara Wade is an Agricultural Resource Economist in the Food and Resource Economics Department and the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) at the University of Florida. She specializes in determining the economic factors that affect choices to adopt environmentally benign agricultural practices.

Risks in Technology Adoption

The SRMEC project inform growers of advances in precision agriculture, irrigation systems, and bed management and provided tools to improve growers’ skills to evaluate and manage financial risks involved in technology use. The project also highlights positive environmental externalities associated with these technologies ....