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AAEA Elects New Executive Board Member

Dr. Allen Featherstone Stresses Importance of Communication Moving Forward

MILWAUKEE, September 2, 2015 - Allen M. Featherstone, Ph.D., the head of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, begins his three-year term on the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s Executive Board.

At Kansas State University Dr. Featherstone directs the Masters of Agribusiness program, an executive degree which has attracted students from more than 30 countries. He is a leader in the field whose work has been published in several journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and quoted in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Dr. Featherstone received the AAEA Quality of Communication Award, and says it is important for AAEA members to communicate not only amongst themselves, but to reach out to institutions and stakeholders outside the association, field and profession.

“I look forward to working on the board to implement the strategic vision of the association in the areas of external communication with funding agencies and lay audiences and mentoring beginning professionals,” Dr. Featherstone said.

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Contact:
Jay Saunders
AAEA Communications Manager
(414) 918-3190
jsaunders@aaea.org