July 2017 Issue 14
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 AAEA Annual Meeting:
|SATURDAY, JULY 29: PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS||Registration Fee|
|PC12||Grant Writing by Early Career Professionals
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
|PC13||Applied Computational Economics
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
|PC14||Econometric Methods for High-Dimensional Data
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
|MONDAY, JULY 31|
|SP31||Extension Section Luncheon
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
*Member rate requires joining Extension Section
|SP32||Applied Risk Analysis Section Invited Speaker Lecture and Luncheon
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
|SP33||CWAE, COSBAE and Specialty Crop Economics Speaker Series & Luncheon
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
|SP34||International Section Lecture and Reception
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2: POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS|
|PC51||NIFA Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities Project Directors Workshop
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
|PC52||Recent Developments in Experimental Economics
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jerald “Jerry” J. Fletcher, 68, of Morgantown, died from cancer on Monday, June 19, 2017, at his home.
Jerry was born on a ranch in Basin, Wyoming, on January 4, 1949, to the late Wallace Fletcher and Thelma Boyd Fletcher. He was the third of four children. As a child he was active in 4-H, sports, and science fairs. Jerry would read everything in sight, becoming so engrossed that he’d miss the call to dinner. He graduated from Greybull High School, where he lettered in football and was a National Merit Scholar.
Journal of Agribusiness in Developing & Emerging Economies (JADEE)
The JADEE Publishing Team is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor for the journal. Professor Ashok K. Mishra from Arizona State University, will replace Professor S.P. Raj as Editor of the journal starting July 1, 2017.
Ashok K. Mishra is Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business, at Arizona State University, where he conducts research and teaching activities in public policy, finance, agribusiness, and food security. For more information, please visit: https://wpcarey.asu.edu/people/profile/2705118.
Call for Proposals:
UCLA Law School Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program
Thanks to generous funding from Mr. Bob Barker, UCLA Law School is pleased to offer the Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“UCLA ALP Program”). http://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/animal-law-grants-program The UCLA ALP Program exists to encourage new academic empirical research, with the goal of developing better empirical bases from which to understand, evaluate, and pursue animal law reform. Applicants from a variety of academic disciplinary backgrounds, including economics, sociology, demography, social psychology, moral psychology, medicine, plant-based nutritional science, cognitive science, law, public health, and public policy are encouraged to apply.
Journal of Food Products Marketing:
Special Issue on Food Waste
The Journal of Food Products Marketing will launch a new series of special issues exploring Contemporary Topics in Food Marketing. The first special issue will be guest edited by Dr. Brian Roe and Danyi Qi of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University on Food Waste: Marketing Strategies.
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Call for Papers
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research addresses a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than stand-alone specialty areas. It also publishes papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters and biodiversity loss, among others.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, including:
- Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
- Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
- Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
- United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
- India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
- Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
- Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
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