You may register for a pre- or post-conference workshop while registering for the annual meeting or by calling the AAEA Business Office at (414) 918-3190. The last day to register online for ALL workshops is July 2, 2020 or until sold out. If you are registering only for a pre- or post-conference workshop or would like to add a workshop or luncheon after you register, please download the registration form and submit with payment to email@example.com or fax the form to the AAEA Business Office (414) 276-3349.
You do not need to register for the AAEA Annual Meeting or be an AAEA member to attend a Workshop.
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PC11 BEER Section Fermentation Industry Engagement Tour
PC12 Private and Public Sector Employment Opportunities: Thinking Outside the Box*
PC13 What Content for the Handbooks of Agricultural Economics?
PC14 Interactive Experimental Design for Agricultural and Resource Economics Research*
PC15 Leadership Development for Agricultural and Applied Economics*
*indicate travel grants to attend a workshop are being offered
PC51 Extension Section Agricultural Tour
PC52 Using Agricultural Data to Inform Decision-Making
PC53 Specialty Crops Challenges: Crop Insurance, Citrus Greening, Labor, and Water
July 25, 2020 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration fee: $55
This tour will incorporate insights from leaders in the fermentation industry in Missouri. Attendees will get the opportunity to engage with stakeholders to discuss new research ideas. The workshop will take place at KC Bier Co. Speakers include representatives from Missouri Brewers Guild and from AB-InBev plus additional speakers from the industry. Registration fee includes transportation, lunch and KC Brewery Tour. Note: Group will meet at 12:15 pm for transportation to KC Bier Co.
Meet the speakers for the BEER Section Industry Engagement Tour
|J Robert Sirrine is a Senior Educator with MSU Extension engaged with hop growers, processors, brewers, and industry leaders since 2008. He co-developed the Great Lakes Hop Working Group, is a member of the Hop Growers of America Small Grower Council and co-teaches an undergraduate course on Hop Production and Management.|
|Nick Wingbermuehle has served at Anheuser-Busch for five years and is currently the Director of Planning and Performance Management within the North American zone Procurement department. His responsibilities include financial planning and analysis activities focused on direct costs. Prior to A-B, he worked as an investment banking analyst and associate at a George K. Baum Capital Advisors. Nick completed undergraduate degree in Finance/Accounting and Management from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. He also earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Missouri and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.|
|Sherry Wohlgemuth is the executive director of the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild which was incorporated in 2012. She has 22 years of experience working for non-profit organizations focused on business advocacy, marketing, communications and event planning; and even more than 22 years experience enjoying craft beer. In the first year of service to the Guild, Sherry and the board of directors have built a strong foundation for protecting and promoting craft beer in the Show-Me State. Sherry is a University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate and lives in Columbia with her husband and three teenagers. When she's not out promoting Missouri craft beer at a beer festival, she enjoys going to concerts, music festivals, and cheering on the MU Tigers.|
July 25, 2020 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Registration fee: $25
Intended Audience: AAEA members, Undergraduate students, graduate students (MS and Ph.D.), and others
This first-of-its-kind pre-conference workshop brings agribusiness, financial, manufacturing, and accounting firms – potential employers of agricultural economists and students of applied economics -- to AAEA’s annual meeting. Workshop topics include awareness of private-sector hiring, the hiring process, resume building, and what private-sector employers look for in potential employees. Potential job candidates also will have opportunities to talk to and network with speakers and company representatives. The workshop will help AAEA members learn more about private companies, help companies increase recruitment through AAEA, and help faculty and students prepare students for the workplace. The workshop’s goal is to build long-term relationships between AAEA members and private-sector industries. It is organized by AAEA’s Employment Committee and the president of AAEA.
Relevance to AAEA Members/Meeting Attendees: Faculty and students can learn what private industry looks for in students' training, resume development, and skills as they apply to jobs in non-governmental, private, and international organizations. The workshop also will introduce private-sector employers to AAEA as a potential market for employees and bring the private sector closer to AAEA members.
Workshop includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Through generous sponsors this workshop is offering 26 Students a travel grant up to $160 to attend this workshop. To apply, submit one paragraph (no more than 200 words) explaining why you should be considered for the stipend, and complete the application form. Email or fax it to: Mary Annen: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: “PC12 Workshop Travel Grant Stipend.” Deadline for submissions is May 11, 2020.
Thank you to the Sponsors of this Workshop:
AAEA Section Sponsors: FAMPS, International, AFM, China, LAS, Senior
Individual Sponsors: Di Fang, Elizabeth Canales
July 25, 2020 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
$25 Students & Early Career Professionals
$50 General & Professional
This workshop will kick-off content development for the next two volumes of the foundational Elsevier series, Handbook of Agricultural Economics. Attendees will hear authors present draft chapter outlines and content. This is an opportunity for attendees to contribute ideas on key content to include in the chapters, which are to be submitted to Elsevier in February/November 2021 for volumes 5/6, respectively. The event should be of wide interest to AAEA members as Handbook chapters are among the most heavily cited sources by researchers and an essential component of much graduate (and some advanced undergraduate) education.
Objectives of the Pre-conference Workshop
The objectives of this workshop are threefold. First, we wish to provide Handbook chapter authors with an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their proposed material to be included in the upcoming Handbook and to create a shared vision for the two volume set. Second, we wish to provide an opportunity for (especially younger) scholars in the field to receive wide exposure to the broad set of topics that define the advancing forefront of agricultural economics. Third, we hope to provide a forum in which general AAEA membership can help shape the content of these books which (if history proves any guide) will be both influential and useful in the field for years to come.
The audience will be a mix of invited authors who are established academics in the field, younger members of the AAEA who wish to interact with these leading scholars, as well as general membership. The organizers intend to make a concerted effort to achieve reasonable gender and ethnic/racial diversity in the author set and hope that the pre-conference can thereby help provide some role models for young women and racial/ethnic minorities in the profession.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch included
Thank you to the Sponsor of this Workshop: AAEA Trust
July 25, 2020 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Registration fee: $25
Attendee is required to bring their laptop
The objective of this pre-conference workshop is to provide training in z-Tree and o-Tree, which are software tools specifically designed for conducting experimental economic studies that allow participant interaction. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the types of research questions in Agricultural and Resource Economics that are best suited for interactive experimental studies, as well as how to build an experimental protocol from scratch using these tools. Moreover, knowledge of both z-Tree and o-Tree software will provide the preconference participants with the flexibility to conduct their studies both online and in research laboratories. The pre-conference workshop is organized by Dr. Stephen Morgan and Dr. Bachir Kassas. It will include multiple speakers who are experienced in using both software packages for behavioral and experimental economics research.
The speakers will cover the basics of programming experimental studies using z-Tree and o-Tree as well as more advanced skills that allow for designing more complex interactive environments using this software. The workshop is also designed to provide the attendees with hands-on training in z-Tree and o-Tree as they work in groups to construct experiments using these software tools.
Through generous sponsors this workshop a total of 24 travel grants will be offered to students and early career professionals to help with the cost of attending this workshop. Each travel grant will be up to $125. To apply for the travel grant, you must complete the application form and submit one paragraph (no more than 200 words) explaining how you will benefit from attending this workshop. Email or fax it to: Mary Annen: email@example.com Subject: “PC14 Workshop Travel Grant Stipend.” Deadline for submissions is May 11, 2020.
Continental Breakfast Included
Thank you to the Sponsor of this Workshop: AAEA Trust
July 25, 2020 7:45 am – 3:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $55
This session emphasizes the need for leadership development within the profession to enhance the skills, competencies, and vision to lead academic institutions, government units, NGOs, and professional organizations such as AAEA. View Preliminary Agenda HERE
Relevance to Workshop Attendees:
Declining financial support has increased the competition for scarce resources. Leaders must understand budget systems and strategic planning processes. Understanding state and national politics is also essential to successfully positioning organizations for influence and impact.
Younger and older members of the profession interested in enhancing their leadership skills.
Continental Breakfast & Lunch included
Through generous sponsors this workshop is offering 5 Students or Early Career Professionals a travel grant up to $200 to attend this workshop. To apply, submit one paragraph (no more than 200 words) explaining why you should be considered for the stipend, and complete the application form. Email or fax it to: Mary Annen: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: “PC15 Workshop Travel Grant Stipend.” Deadline for submissions is May 11, 2020.
Thank you to the Sponsor of this Workshop: AAEA Senior Section
July 29, 2020
Additional Information to follow
July 29, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm with Optional Tour 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Federal Bank of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO
Registration fee: $30
Brief Description: The workshop will foster informal dialogue about the use of data, including big data, when making decisions or assessments in a business or policy context.
Relevance to Workshop Attendees: With data an increasingly relevant topic of study, in both academic and private sector settings, this workshop will seek to highlight areas of future need with respect to data collection and analysis. The workshop will allow AAEA attendees to better understand how end users (i.e., policymakers, industry associations, or businesses) value the insights generated from data so that the expertise and focus of researchers with respect to analysis might align with end user demand.
Registration includes continental breakfast and working lunch
Attendees will need to arrange their own transportation to Federal Bank of Kansas City
July 29, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: USDA-ERS, 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, MO
Registration fee: $30
Brief Description: At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts in 2017. The 2018 Farm Bill contained many key elements directed specifically at specialty crops and these crops are often in the news. This post-conference workshop addresses issues in specialty crops research: new developments in crop insurance related to specialty crops including whole farm revenue protection; citrus greening and mitigation programs; labor shortages and import pressures; and the impact of water scarcity. The work presented and discussed by economists in this post-conference workshop will add to the dialogue surrounding these issues and inform further research in the field.
Relevance to Workshop Attendees: In spite of the economic and nutritional importance of specialty crops, there are relatively few specialty crops economists and they are geographically dispersed. A post-conference workshop like this gives AAEA economists who study specialty crops an opportunity to hear the latest research; develop new research topics and collaborations; and to interact with graduate students interested in these topics. The location of the annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri also facilitates interaction between AAEA economists and specialty crops analysts from the USDA’s Economic Research Service, program managers from the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, and program managers from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Intended Audience: This post-conference workshop will be useful to research and extension economists that have general research interests in specialty crops. Economists in other fields will also find the post-conference useful because it intersects with other key agricultural issues like water scarcity, labor/mechanization, and crop insurance.
Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch
Attendees will need to arrange their own transportation to the USDA-ERS Office at 6501 Beacon Drive Kansas City, MO