Posted online: June 15, 2017
What do wine and weeds have in common? Gophers falling from the sky and other things to keep an eye on. You aren’t reading from the pages of a science fiction novel, these are headlines of recent articles at AgEcontMT.com – a website launched by AAEA member Anton Bekkerman and a team of colleagues at Montana State University.
Let me begin by thanking everyone who took the time to vote in the 2017 AAEA Elections. Kudos to the nominating committee. They pulled together an outstanding set of candidates. Congratulations to David Zilberman from the University of California, Berkeley who was elected incoming President-Elect and to our newly elected incoming directors, Kathy Baylis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Norbert Wilson from Tufts University. I’m excited to work with David, Kathy, and Norbert over the next year.
The 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago is just around the corner, and we have been preparing in earnest to make this one of the best meetings yet. The meetings are an excellent opportunity to learn from each other, see old friends, and make new ones as well. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to register and secure hotel reservations.