A Special Purpose Fund within the AAEA Trust has been established to honor Dr. Jon Brandt’s many contributions to the profession through leadership of the AAEA, the C-FARE Board, NAAEA, Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State, and service to the agricultural community at large.
Donations to the Jon Brandt Special Purpose Fund will fund an annual Jon Brandt Public Policy Forum. Each Forum will share economic research with private and public sector decision makers on issues important to agriculture, food, rural, environmental, and related societal issues. The Forum will include one or more speakers and funds will help support speaker travel, event promotion and publicity, information dissemination in print or electronic format and other event logistics. Organization of the Forum will be managed by the C-FARE Board.
Our immediate goal is to raise more than $12,500, the minimum to charter the Fund. We hope to achieve a much higher amount to be able to provide a more adequate funding base. We invite you to become a charter member by pledging $500 to the Fund today. You do not have to donate $500 in a single payment as the pledge may be paid over several years. Donations of any size are welcomed and appreciated. Our goal is to have the Fund established by May 2013 so that an announcement can be made at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in August 2013.
To donate, please fill out the Jon Brandt Special Purpose Pledge Form and return it to the AAEA Business Office.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Mondragon Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (414) 918-3190.