August 2016 Issue 17
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the AAEA president over the next year. My job is made easier because of the capable leadership and vision of prior presidents and boards. The Association is in a strong financial position and we have stable membership numbers. For all those who were able to make it to Boston, it is evident that we have a vibrant, well-attended annual meeting that shows off the diversity of interests and talents of our members. I even heard one person remark, “The AAEA is back!”
Call for Nominations:
The AAEA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from AAEA membership for AAEA President-Elect and two AAEA Directors, all for three year terms beginning July 2017.
Announcing the Mentorship Portal:
The Mentorship Committee is pleased to formally present the Mentorship Portal, launched at the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston during the Early Career Professional Networking Reception. The Mentorship Portal offers current AAEA Members access to Podcasts, Presentations, Articles, and Handouts, covering a wide range of relevant topics. Check out the Mentorship Resources page within the portal to see items developed throughout the years. The Mentorship Discussion Board is an open forum for all AAEA members to ask questions about challenges they are encountering. This is a great resource for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals to seek insight from other AAEA members. Please view the Usage Policy here.
If you have, or know of, any resources that would fit well on the Mentorship Resources page, please send them to Allison Scheetz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Applications:
Call for Proposals:
The AAEA is accepting submissions for the AAEA Organized Symposium at the Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) in Brisbane, Queensland from February 7-10, 2017.
Call for Nominations
2017 EAAE in Parma, Italy: Call for Contributions
Agri-food systems in Europe and elsewhere often face conflicting incentives and signals arising from markets and society, and need to make trade-offs. Sustainability advocacy groups are putting societal concerns like animal welfare, food safety, cultural heritage, food sovereignty, and carbon footprint on the agenda of policy makers and stakeholders in the food value chain. However, there are many challenges to overcome, especially when more sustainable food systems face conflicting goals, and households’ purchasing decisions are mainly price driven.
Don Erwin Ethridge LUBBOCK-Don Erwin Ethridge, age 73, of Lubbock, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Call for Participation: