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2023 Track Sessions

  • Underserved Producers of America
  • Access to Lending and Finance in Rural America
  • Challenges facing minority and women farmers
  • Farm Financial Outlook

2022 Track Sessions

  • Developing material to enhance excel skills of economics and agbusiness majors,  Joint with TLC
  • Economics of specialty crop supply chain: Implications of innovation, shocks and buy-local movements ,  Joint with SCE
  • Investigating the Relationship Between Crop Risk and Soil ,  Joint with ARA
  • Paycheck Protection Program: Analysis at the industry, lender and entity levels,  Joint with CRENET


Outstanding Young Scholar Award:
Andrew Stevens, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Outstanding Research Award:
Kate Binzen Fuller*, Montana State University; Joseph P. Janzen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and B. Munknasan*, Mongolbank

Publication of Lasting Impact:
Sergio H. Lence*, Iowa State University; and Ashok K. Mishra, Arizona State University
* indicate those not pictured

2021 Track Sessions

  • Farm Financial Outlook (joint with EXT)
  • Crop Insurance, Risk, and Environmentally-Friendly Practices (joint with ARA)
  • Determinants of Beginning Farmer Profitability and Success (joint with EXT)
  • The Growing Importance of Non-Traditional Lenders in Agricultural Credit Markets (joint with AEM)


Outstanding Young Scholar Award:
Madhav Regmi, New Mexico State University

Outstanding Research Award:
Siddartha S. Bora, Ohio State University; Ani L. Katchova*, Ohio State University; and Todd H. Kuethe*, Purdue University

Publication of Lasting Impact:
Allen M. Featherstone, Kansas State University; Barry K. Goodwin*, North Carolina State University
* indicate those not pictured

2020 Track Session

  • Precision Agriculture Futures (joint with the Senior Section)


  • Outstanding Young Scholar Award: Brady Brewer (Purdue University)
  • Outstanding Research Award: Jing Yi (Cornell University) and Jennifer Ifft (Cornell University)
  • Publication of Lasting Impact: Ashok Mishra (Arizona State University) and Barry Goodwin (North Carolina State University)

2019 Track Sessions

  • Broadband and Rural America (joint with CRENET)
  • Land Values and Land Rent under Higher Interest Rates and Growing Trade Concerns (joint with EXT)
  • The Implications of a Farm Financial Downturn on Supply and Demand for Credit, Invited Paper Session (joint with ARA)
  • Applications of Machine Learning to Predict Agricultural Land Values (joint with Econometrics)

Robert Dinterman, The Ohio State University
2019 Outstanding Young Scholar Award

Roderick RejesusNorth Carolina State University
2019 Outstanding Research/Quality Communication Award
(Not pictured: Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University; Ardian Harri, Mississippi State University; and Keith Coble, Mississippi State University, co-recipients)

Jerry SkeesGlobal Parametrics
Barry BarnettUniversity of Kentucky
2019 Publication of Lasting Impact Award
(Not pictured: Roy Black, Michigan State University, co-recipient)

2018 Track Sessions

  • Ex-Ante Evaluation of the Quality of Index Insurance Contracts (Joint with Africa)
  • How Cooperatives Create Value and Differential Economic Impact (Joint with AEM)
  • Tax Policy and Agriculture (Joint with EXT)
  • Agricultural Derivatives: Insights into Market Participation (Joint with ARA)

2017 Track Sessions

  • Revisited Debt Renegotiation for Farmers: View from Farm Mediators and Survivors of the 80's (Joint with ARA)
  • Management in Tomorrow's Digital Agriculture (Joint with AEM)
  • U.S. Distillers' Grains Industry Analysis (Joint with AEM)
  • Lending in Troubled Times: The Role of the Federal Farm Safety Net (Joint with ARA)

2016 Track Sessions

  • Behavioral Economic Insights in Agricultural Finance and Farm Asset Markets (Joint with IBES)
  • Monetary Policy and Implications for Agriculture
  • Applications of Financial Engineering in Agriculture (Joint with ARA)

2015 Track Sessions

  • Lending in Volatile Times
  • Current Issues in Cooperative Finance

2014 Track Sessions

  • Non-standard risk contracting in agriculture and fisheries (Joint with ARA)
  • Role of Credit in Economic Performance of Rural Areas (Joint with CRENET)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Entry: Factors Affecting New Venture Success in the Agri-Food Sector (Joint with AEM)
  • Empirical Studies on Risk in Agricultural and Ecological Systems (Joint with ARA)

2013 Track Sessions

  • Comparing ARMS to Farm Management Association Data: Implications for Data Analysis and Research
  • Current Issues in the Federal Crop Insurance Program (Joint with ARA)