September 2016, Issue 19
Choices Magazine Celebrates 30 years of AAEA Outreach
The premiere edition of Choices magazine was published in 1986. At that time, Choices was a quarterly, glossy magazine. Lyle Shertz, retired from the Economic Research Service, served as its first editor. That first issue stated that Choices was being launched because "food, farm and resource issues have become more important to everyone." From today's vantage point, it's easy to see just how prescient that observation was 30 years ago! While the Choices presentation format has evolved over time, its motivation and mission have remained steady: To serve as the principal outreach vehicle of the AAEA by providing high quality articles exploring the economic implications of current food, farm, resource and rural community issues directed toward a broad policy audience.
Call for Nominations:
Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by October 3, 2016.
20th Anniversary of AgEcon Search
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.