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President-Elect Seeks Volunteers for AAEA Committees

Members interested in shaping the future of the AAEA can play an essential role by serving on an association committee. Committee service also offers an excellent opportunity for developing contacts and increasing professional networking.

“I invite all members to get actively involved in AAEA through serving on our committees,” says President-Elect Scott Swinton. “By serving, you influence the direction and priorities of the AAEA, and help us to best meet the needs of agricultural and applied economists. Your work will shape our meeting agendas, publications, leadership selection, awards and special lectures, membership, statistics infrastructure, outreach, career development activities, and our AAEA Trust. For established professionals, we rely on your contributions to guide the AAEA’s work. For early career professionals, we look to your sense of future needs.  For all, working on a committee is a great way to build your professional network. Please email us (see below) to let us know of your interest in serving.”

Swinton will make appointments to the following 2017–2018 committees by June 2017:

  • AAEA Trust
  • Awards
  • Case Study Invited Paper
  • Economics, Statistics & Information Resources
  • Employment Services
  • Fellows Selection
  • Finance
  • Galbraith Forum and Award
  • Membership
  • Mentorship
  • Nominating
  • Selected Presentations
  • T.W. Schultz Lecture

For information about these committees and a list of their current members, please visit

Any AAEA member interested and willing to serve on a committee should contact Brian Mondragón Jones at or (414) 918-3190 by April 20, 2017.