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AAEA News | Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Luis Pena Levano

Purdue University
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President's Message

Jayson Lusk
AAEA President

July 2017

It’s hard to believe my tenure as AAEA President is coming to an end.  It has been an honor and pleasure to serve an organization that has had such a positive impact on my own career.  Inheriting the reigns of an organization on solid financial footing and stable membership numbers, thanks in no small part to the outstanding leadership of previous boards and presidents, made the job immeasurably more enjoyable than it could otherwise have been. 

It has been a productive year for AAEA and I’ll use my last column to recap a few of the highlights:

  • 2017 Early Career Professionals Workshop
  • “Priorities and Solutions” project
  • Integrating agricultural and applied economics within a broader economics discipline
  • AAEAs Journal Offerings
  • Smaller, more specialized conferences and symposia
  • New communications strategies (view AAEA Communications Video HERE)
  • 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago

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