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Three AAEA Members Elected to Association’s Leadership

Coble, Bellemare, and Nayga join AAEA Board at 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting

The votes have been tallied and the membership has spoken. Keith Coble from Mississippi State University is named the incoming President-Elect for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s (AAEA) Executive Board.

“One of the most exciting parts of being on the Board is getting to know talented and amazing members of AAEA.  It is really quite easy to proudly represent AAEA to those outside our profession” says Coble. He continues “we have both challenges and opportunities ahead of us.  By working together [with the other board members], we can advance AAEA.”

Joining the Board of the Directors this year are Marc Bellemare from the University of Minnesota and Rodolfo Nayga from the University of Arkansas.

Bellemare says he is “most looking forward to serving by moving the association forward by bringing the attention of the board to some pressing issues.”

Nayga is excited to be “working and collaborating with the Board and hope that I can serve the association well.”

Rotating off the AAEA Board of Directors after a three-year term are Allen Featherstone from Kansas State University and Ani Katchova from The Ohio State University. If you are interested in setting up an interview or meeting the AAEA Executive Board at the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office.

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. To learn more, visit

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