The AAEA Board is seeking applications for a co-editor of Choices Magazine to help further the strategic goals of the publication as a resource for readers interested in the policy and management of agriculture, the food industry, natural resources, rural communities, and the environment. Choices magazine currently reaches over 2700 non-member subscribers, but there is room to grow.
President-Elect Keith Coble is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2020 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, January 3-5, 2020. The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge of interest to economists. The AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees, including sessions jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations.
For Keith Coble, professor of agricultural economics at Mississippi State University, the question of how big data affects small stakeholders is one he struggles with. “In some instances the economies of scale here are such that you’re not going to be able to use this technology unless you have a high-tech office,” he says. Other key questions are how private data are curated, their reliability and their statistical veracity, says Robbin Shoemaker, national program leader for the Division of Agricultural Systems at the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Most of us are amid a cold and wet winter engaged in our research, teaching, and outreach activities, but now is time to start thinking about the summer.
We are in the midst of preparation to the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Registration to the meeting is open and we urge you to register by May 22, 2019, to benefit from the lower early registration fees. Presenters of sessions will be informed next week, and are required to register by May 15, 2019. Travel grants for the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting are open for applications and the deadline is also set for May 15, 2019. Our travel grants programs aim to enable members with limited resources to participate in the meeting and present their paper or poster. The AAEA Trust is a major source of support for participation in the program, and by contributing to expanding it, you expand the opportunities to participate in the meetings.