Albert Williams, Ph.D., an associate professor of finance and economics at NSU, weighed in on Floridians’ opportunities to reap the benefits of the agricultural market.
“I look out the window and I see coconut trees, but I see money on the coconut tree.” Williams said.
Originally from Belize, Williams has had years of experience studying agricultural economics. His mission is to understand how agriculture impacts the economy of local communities and spread the word about it. Agriculture produces $160 billion every year for the state.
“People like to think we’re not an agricultural state, that’s a misnomer,” Williams said. “Somewhere along the line, we have to educate our people that agriculture is huge, huge, huge.”
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