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Cast Your Vote

The ballots for the 2014 AAEA Executive Board election are now available. Take the time to make your voice heard. The election is open from April 15 through May 15, 2014.

All current AAEA members as of May 5, 2014, are eligible to vote. Members with valid e-mail addresses have received ballots electronically. Please make sure your spam filter is set to accept e-mails from If you have a valid e-mail address and have not received a ballot, your spam filter may be blocking e-mails from AAEA. Spam filters may block AAEA messages without notifying AAEA of the block.

Please notify the AAEA Business Office at if you do not receive the electronic ballot. Members that request a paper ballot or who do not have a current e-mail address on file will receive a ballot in the mail. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the AAEA Business Office.

Section Elections
Elections for Section leadership positions will take place concurrently with the Executive Board election. Once you have submitted your Executive Board ballot, you will be directed to ballots for the Section elections that you are eligible to vote in. Only current members of each Section are eligible to vote in that Section’s election. Section elections will also close on May 15, 2014.

Candidates for President-Elect
Bruce Babcock, Iowa State University
Jill McCluskey, Washington State University

Candidates for Director
Lilyan Fulginiti, University of Nebraska
David Just, Cornell University
William Masters, Tufts University
Hong (Holly) Wang, Purdue University

New Job Board

AAEA is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved Job Board!

We know how hard it is to find a job that you truly enjoy with an organization that can help you grow. The new Job Board will help you find jobs that are specific to professionals in the agricultural and applied economics field. These are targeted opportunities that aren’t normally found on larger job board websites.

New Job Board features:

Post your resume anonymously
All of your information is displayed in your resume EXCEPT for your name and contact information. You can divulge as much or as little in your resume posting as you see fit. Recruiters and employers constantly search our resume bank and contact potential candidates about opportunities. Make sure they can find you.

Personal Job Alerts
You can set up job alerts! When a job is posted that meets your criteria, you’ll receive an e-mail notification. This means you’ll never miss an opportunity.

Save searches, store jobs, keep notes, communicate with employers through an internal messaging system and more!

Visit the Job Board today to find your next career opportunity!

the AAEA Job Board, where you can find the latest career opportunities in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. Our objective is to match employers with qualified candidates and to help job seekers find their new career. Employers may post positions; job seekers can apply for these positions online, and post their resumes on the site for review. - See more at:
the AAEA Job Board, where you can find the latest career opportunities in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. Our objective is to match employers with qualified candidates and to help job seekers find their new career. Employers may post positions; job seekers can apply for these positions online, and post their resumes on the site for review. - See more at:

Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food Symposium Hotel Reservation Deadline Approaching

Once you register for the Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food Symposium, follow AAEA on Twitter @AAEA_Economics and use #EconFood14 to stay up-to-date on the latest symposium news! The symposium will be held in Montreal, Canada on May 28-30, 2014. View the full symposium agenda here.

Registration for the Joint Symposium is open until May 15. Click here to register online or complete a PDF form and return to the AAEA business office by fax: (414) 276-3349 or e-mail If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact
Registration Fee:

  • $285 (USD)

Hotel Reservations
All of the Joint Symposium activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. Hotel reservations can be made online or by calling 1-800-361-8234. When making reservations over the phone, please mention the AAEA Symposium. The deadline to reserve a hotel room is Monday, April 28. After that date the rates below cannot be guaranteed.
Hyatt Regency Montreal

  • Single/Double: $199 (CAD)
  • Regency Club: $259 (CAD)

For more information please visit:
Questions? Contact the organizing committee at or the AAEA Business Office at

143rd Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar Call for Papers

Consumer Behavior in a Changing World: Food, Culture and Society
Naples, Italy
March 25-27, 2015

The main goal of the seminar is to provide an integrated multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of food consumption and consumer behavior. It aims to encourage broad discussion among economists, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and marketing scholars on the role of food consumption in the late modern society and on the need to adopt innovative tools for the analysis of consumer's behavior and choices.
Participants who would like to present a paper are requested to submit an abstract in English (max 3500 keystrokes including spaces; Times New Roman font, size 12, double spacing) before October 31, 2014 using the Conf Tool Platform available on the website of the seminar: .

The abstract should indicate: the question addressed, theoretical background, methods, results and potential for discussion. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be communicated by December 1, 2014. The deadline for submission of the full version of accepted papers is February 28, 2015.

Download the flyer for the call for papers for more information.

A selection of the best seminar papers will be considered, after an external double blind review process, for publication in a special issue of the British Food Journal, the Journal of Economic Psychology; in a special section of the International Journal of Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Psicologia della Salute. A special issue or section is also scheduled in Appetite.

President-Elect Seeks Volunteers for AAEA Committees

Members interested in shaping the future of the AAEA can play an essential role by serving on an association committee. Committee service also offers an excellent opportunity for developing contacts and increasing professional networking.

“I invite all members to get actively involved in AAEA through serving on our committees,” says President-elect Barry Goodwin. “By serving, you influence the direction and priorities of the AAEA, and help us to best meet the needs of agricultural and applied economists. Your work will shape our AAEA Trust, awards and special lectures, membership, leadership selection, publication, statistics infrastructure, outreach, meeting, and career development activities. For established professionals, we rely on your contributions to guiding the AAEA’s work. For early career professionals, working on a committee is a great way to build your professional network and service record. Please email us (see below) with your interest in serving.”

Goodwin will make appointments to the following 2014–2015 committees by June 2014:

  • AAEA Trust
  • Awards
  • Case Study Invited Paper
  • Communications/Publications
  • Early Career Development
  • Economics, Statistics & Information Resources
  • Employment Services
  • Fellows Selection
  • Finance
  • Galbraith Forum and Award
  • Membership
  • Nominating
  • Outreach
  • Selected Presentations
  • Tellers
  • T.W. Schultz

For information about these committees and a list of their current members, please visit

Any AAEA member interested and willing to serve on a committee should contact Brian Mondragón Jones at or (414) 918-3190 by April 21, 2014.

Crop Insurance and the 2014 Farm Bill Symposium Deadline Extended for Abstract Submissions

October 8-9, 2014
Marriott Louisville Downtown
Louisville, KY

AAEA has extended the deadline to Thursday, May 1, 2014 for Selected Presentation submissions for the Crop Insurance and the 2014 Farm Bill: Implementing Change in U.S. Agricultural Policy Symposium. Submissions for Selected Presentations need to include a two-page, single-spaced abstract that provides a clear explanation of what will be presented at the Symposium. Authors should include in this abstract a discussion of the relevance of the topic, research methodology, and potential for generating discussion during the meeting. Please do not include your name or contact information in the abstract file.

Abstracts need to be received by Thursday, May 1, 2014, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system. Material previously presented at other meetings cannot be accepted, and the submitting author will be asked to verify that the material has not been presented elsewhere. For more information visit the symposium website.

Call for Submissions: Invited Papers for 2015 ASSA Annual Meeting

President-elect Barry Goodwin is soliciting AAEA invited paper session proposals and sessions for the 2015 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, January, 3-5, 2015. Preference will be given to proposals that add to knowledge on public issues of national and international importance or expand capabilities and tools for economic research.

The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge with members of other economics associations as well as with AAEA members. Sessions may be jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations. AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees. Therefore, preference will be given to proposals that jointly serve the interests of the AAEA and other economists more broadly.

Papers in these Invited Paper sessions will be considered for publication in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in August 2015. Preference will be given to proposals that reflect a commitment to furnish a high-quality collection of papers suitable for publication.  Papers will go through a review process and it is not guaranteed that all papers in an accepted session will be published. Papers submitted for review should be in their publish-ready state because there will not be time for multiple versions and reviews. Discussant comments will not be published. Authors will be contacted by the AJAE editors regarding style and length of manuscripts to be submitted to the editors for publication consideration.

Proposed session formats with three papers and one discussant or four papers without a discussant are permitted. Proposals for sessions without a discussant must include a clear plan for ensuring and fostering participant interaction. Please note that sessions at ASSA are two hours in length.

Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a subcommittee of the AAEA Board. Proposals should be submitted to Kristen Wright at They should include the proposed session title and paper titles, as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of the session organizer, moderator, paper presenters, and discussants. A brief (approximately two pages) justification of the session, and one paragraph abstract describing the objective of, and new knowledge generated by, each paper, should also be included. It is the responsibility of the organizer to ensure that all individuals identified in the proposal are willing to participate.

All presenters/speakers/discussants must be members of AAEA. A membership waiver request can be included in the proposal in the case of extenuating circumstances. In addition, participants need to register for the ASSA meeting. AAEA cannot grant registration waivers for the meeting.

Please send proposals by April 24, 2014, in Word or PDF format, Kristen Wright at


Save-the-Date Events!

Jon Brandt Public Policy Forum on ‘Big Data’

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and AAEA will host the 1st  Annual Jon Brandt Policy Forum – “The Critical Role of Data in Increasing the United States’ Competitive Edge” – on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET in 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

JB Penn, Chief Economist at Deere & Company and At-Large Member of the C-FARE Board of Directors will provide the keynote address to set the stage, discussing the situation, policy environment and road ahead. A panel of experts will be moderated by Sara Wyant, the President of Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. The panel will include:

  • Mary Bohman- Administrator, USDA Economic Research Service
  • Bob Young- Chief Economist & Deputy Executive Director, Public Policy, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Mark Harris- Chair, Agricultural Statistics Board, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Ted Crosbie- Distinguished Science Fellow, Monsanto
  • Barry Goodwin- Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, Ag. and Resource Economics

Register Today!

Past Events

2014 Spring C-FARE Board Meeting

The C-FARE Board of Directors will meet on April 28-30 to develop branding, programming, and fundraising initiatives for the next year.

Nominations for Industry Members of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

The C-FARE Board is invited to submit names of agricultural and applied economists employed by industry, non-profit, and or academic institutions who are qualified to govern the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research according to the Board responsibilities and FFAR mission and goals outlined below. (Please note, the nominees are not required to be in the industry, but must be nominated by someone in the industry.) C-FARE will work with industry contacts to submit the nominations. C-FARE Process: Please send this information to by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

USDA Deadline: USDA Foundation board member nominations deadline is April 28, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. ET.

To submit nominations, please ask the nominee for the following:

I. If they are not a member of industry, please indicate who from industry is willing to nominate them in addition to the information below.

II. If they are a member of industry, they only need to provide the following:

  • Contact information—Name, position, institution/company, email, phone number.
  • Biographical sketch—Paragraph form, no longer than two pages. Please emphasize skills and experience related to tech transfer, work with industry, understanding of USDA REE (and NSF) programs, emerging needs for ag sector, mentorship (next gen. mentorship), and ability to manage innovative and visionary research programs.
  • Foundation Board Experience (Not required, but recommended) —State any experience related to Foundation Board grant management (300 words).
  • Statement of Qualifications—Please emphasize the ability to identify the emerging needs for the ag sector, student and professional development program involvement, and ability to manage organizations to implement visionary action.

For more information visit:

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