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AAEA Invites You to their 2021 Sessions at ASSA

Media/press welcome to attend 5 sessions and memorial lecture event

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) invites you to attend the 2021 AAEA sessions taking place virtually for ASSA. More than 50 experts in the field discuss and present during AAEA’s 5 Invited Paper sessions. Media and press are invited to attend any AAEA session with a complimentary media registration.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic AEA (hosts of 2021 ASSA) decided to cancel the in-person meeting and will be hosting all sessions virtually.

Presentations topics include: contract performance, diets and nutrition, food insecurity, food safety as well as COVID-19 effects on beef and pork markets, food loss and waste, mitigation policies and guest worker programs, among other topics.

Sunday, January 3

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Agricultural Economists (A1)

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
Chair: Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois

Contracting in Agriculture (A1)

3:45 PM - 5:45 PM (EST)
Chair: Clark Lundberg, San Diego State University

T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
William Darity Jr., Duke University

Monday, January 4

Big Data and Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Food Emergencies (A1)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Chair: Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute

Food Quality Inspection, Certification, and Disclosure (A1)

3:45 PM - 5:45 PM (EST)
Chair: John Bovay, Virginia Tech

Tuesday, January 5

The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Economies (A1)

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
Chair: Heather Stephens, West Virginia University

If you are interested in attending any of the AAEA sessions at 2021 ASSA, please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office for your complimentary media registration.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit