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2021 AAEA Mentoring Research Post-conference Workshop

All applications will be held onto for the future date. New applications will still be accepted.
August 4-5, 2021

Registration fee: TBD
Location: JW Marriott Austin, TX

The objective of this workshop is mentor junior faculty (less than 5 years) to transition to agricultural and applied economic departments by providing an orientation to expectations for research, teaching and outreach and develop effective strategies for success. The workshop will focus on constructively criticizing research in progress. Mentoring will include networking, information about the profession, and discussion of current research trends and topic areas.

Mentees will be divided into small groups assigned to one or more mentors. Small group sessions will involve short research presentation by each mentee followed by feedback on their research by the group.

To apply for this workshop, submit a 250 word description of motivations for participating and desires for learning outcomes via email to mannen@aaea.org. If you have any questions, contact Mary Annen at 414-918-3190.

Confirmed Mentors

(subject to change)

  • Titus Awokuse, Michigan State University
  • Stephen Devadoss, Texas Tech University
  • Deacue Fields, University of Arkansas
  • Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (organizer)
  • Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
  • Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
  • Rudy Nayga, University of Arkansas (organizer)
  • Junjie Wu, Oregon State University
  • David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley (organizer)
  • Julie Caswell, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Robbin Shoemaker, Retired NIFA

Initial Agenda

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
at the JW Marriott Austin
Time Event  
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration/Check-in and Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 am - 10:15 am General Session 1 - 
Orientation to an Agricultural and Applied Economics Department:
Research, Teaching and Outreach Expectations
10:15 am - 12:15 pm Small Group Sessions  –
will involve presentations by mentees about their working papers
and feedback from mentors and other participants
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm General Session 2 –
How to Develop an Effective Research Program in an Ag and
Applied Economics Department: Strategies for Making an Effective
Transition, Publication, and Tenure
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Small Group Sessions -
will involve presentations by mentees about their working papers
and feedback from mentors and other participants
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking, Mentors meet with their mentees
6:30 pm Dinner
Thursday, August 5, 2021
at the JW Marriott Austin
7:00 am  - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session 3 - 
Big Research Questions in Agricultural and Applied Economics
by field that can attract Grant Funding
9:00 am - 11:00 am Small Group Sessions -
will involve presentations by mentees about their working papers
and feedback from mentors and other participants
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Concluding Session: Wrap-up on Key Takeaways