Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship:
Call for Applications
The Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship provides an opportunity for early career female scholars working on food, agricultural, or resource issues to collaborate with an established expert at another university, institution, or firm. At least one (1) Fellowship of up to $2,500 will be awarded for use during the 2017 calendar year. Applications are due October 17, 2016.
Call for Applications
The AAEA Trust Committee is accepting applications for the 2017 Chester O. McCorkle Jr. Student Scholarship. This scholarship will support applied research by a graduate student on economic issues relating to agriculture. At least one (1) scholarship of up to $2,000 will be awarded. Funds can be used for research related expenses, data collection, tuition and program related expenses such as fees, books, supplies and equipment, provided the items are required of all students in the program. Applications are due October 17, 2016.
Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award:
Call For Applications
The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust is now accepting applications for the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award. The Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award supports a mentorship relationship with a goal to promote high quality research of a policy/problem solving nature in countries with food insecurity and environmental pressures. It is meant to promote collaboration between an early career scholar who is a citizen of and resides in a developing country and a distinguished mentor. The award is intended to cover the costs of travel and expenses for a scholar and mentor to work together on a specific research project in a high priority area for the scholar’s country. Applications are due October 17, 2016.
Anthony Grano Fellowship:
Call for Applications
The AAEA Trust is now accepting applications for the Anthony Grano Scholarship Award. One scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to an academically successful, highly motivated student in agricultural economics or a closely related discipline with an interest in agricultural policy and the policy formation process. The scholarship will support recipients to travel to Washington, DC to meet with senior staff from USDA, Congressional offices, and agricultural trade associations and commodity organizations. Eligible applicants will be graduate students in either agricultural economics or economics with an agricultural emphasis in any U.S. university. The application deadline is October 17, 2016.
Earlier this year I was awarded the Grano Fellowship to travel to Washington D.C. and see economic and agricultural policy in action. This award provided funds to travel to Washington D.C., but more importantly, it provided the contacts I needed to see how training in agricultural and resource economics can be used in agricultural policy-making in Washington D.C. and beyond.
AAEA President-Elect and Directors
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.
Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by October 3, 2016.
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.
2017 Fellows Awards:
Call for Nominations
The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee is inviting nominations for the 2017 AAEA Fellows Awards. The deadline for submission of nominations and supporting biographical documentation is Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Selection is based mainly on a continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the Vision Statement of the AAEA. Achievements may be in research, teaching, extension, administration, or business. The nominee must be a living current member of AAEA and have been a member for at least five years.
Angelos Pagoulatos, PhD, passed away June 14, 2016. Dr. Pagoulatos was a professor in the University of Kentucky Agricultural Economics department for 37 years, from 1975 until his retirement in 2012.
He was born in Athens, Greece, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Rome, finishing a degree in 1968. He came to the U.S. in 1969 and completed a PhD in resource economics at Iowa State University in 1975 under the direction of Dr. John F. Timmons. His dissertation was titled, “Major Determinants Affecting the Demand and Supply of Energy Resources in the United States”, and a summary was published in the Western Journal of Agricultural Economics in 1978 under the title “Government Price Policies and the Availability of Crude Oil.”
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.
The Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
The National Institute for Labor Relations Research is offering the Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship. Graduate or undergraduate students majoring in education are eligible for the given scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to the education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional standards of Carol Applegate, Kay Jackson, and Dr. Anne Parks. The winning candidate will receive a scholarship of $1,000.
2017 Economics and Managements of Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Meeting:
Call for Submissions
The SCC-76 “Economics and Management of Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resources” Group is soliciting submissions for the 2017 Annual Meeting, taking place March 30 – April 1, 2017 in Pensacola Beach, FL.