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CWAE's purpose is to promote the welfare of women and other underrepresented groups in the profession of agricultural economics by representing their interests and by engaging in activities that encourage their professional advancement through networking and leadership opportunities.


CWAE membership is open to current members of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Members may join CWAE concurrently with AAEA, or join CWAE only if already a member of AAEA. Membership in CWAE is $10 per year for non-students. Graduate and undergraduate student membership is FREE.

You can learn more about joining AAEA by visiting the AAEA membership page. If you are already a member of AAEA and would like to join the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics, you can do so by completing this form (PDF) or logging in to the My Account section and completing the Online Section Form.


CWAE is currently accepting sponsorship for 2020 Travel Scholarships for graduate students. If you are interested in making a donation or would like to learn more information, please email CWAE Chair Kelly Grogan at

CWAE Awards Call for Nominations: CWAE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards 2021