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August 2016 Issue 17


President's Message

August 2016

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the AAEA president over the next year. My job is made easier because of the capable leadership and vision of prior presidents and boards. The Association is in a strong financial position and we have stable membership numbers. For all those who were able to make it to Boston, it is evident that we have a vibrant, well-attended annual meeting that shows off the diversity of interests and talents of our members. I even heard one person remark, “The AAEA is back!”

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Call for Nominations:
AAEA President-Elect and Directors

The AAEA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from AAEA membership for AAEA President-Elect and two AAEA Directors, all for three year terms beginning July 2017.
Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to Nominations must be received by October 3, 2016.

Announcing the Mentorship Portal:
Resources and Discussion Board

The Mentorship Committee is pleased to formally present the Mentorship Portal, launched at the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston during the Early Career Professional Networking Reception. The Mentorship Portal offers current AAEA Members access to Podcasts, Presentations, Articles, and Handouts, covering a wide range of relevant topics. Check out the Mentorship Resources page within the portal to see items developed throughout the years. The Mentorship Discussion Board is an open forum for all AAEA members to ask questions about challenges they are encountering. This is a great resource for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals to seek insight from other AAEA members. Please view the Usage Policy here.

If you have, or know of, any resources that would fit well on the Mentorship Resources page, please send them to Allison Scheetz (

Call for Applications:
AAEA/AARES Heading South Award
The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) through the AAEA Trust will jointly offer this travel award to attend the 2017 AARES Conference in Brisbane, Queensland. It is available to members of AARES or AAEA normally resident in North America. Applicants for the award can be a member of either AARES or AAEA but must be a member of AARES to participate in the conference.
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Call for Proposals:
2017 AAEA Organized Symposium at the AARES Annual Conference

The AAEA is accepting submissions for the AAEA Organized Symposium at the Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) in Brisbane, Queensland from February 7-10, 2017.
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Call for Nominations
2017 Fellows Award Nominations

The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee is inviting nominations for the 2017 AAEA Fellows Awards. The deadline for submission of nominations and supporting biographical documentation is Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Selection is based mainly on a continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the Vision Statement of the AAEA. Achievements may be in research, teaching, extension, administration, or business. The nominee must be a living current member of AAEA and have been a member for at least five years.
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2017 EAAE in Parma, Italy: Call for Contributions

Agri-food systems in Europe and elsewhere often face conflicting incentives and signals arising from markets and society, and need to make trade-offs. Sustainability advocacy groups are putting societal concerns like animal welfare, food safety, cultural heritage, food sovereignty, and carbon footprint on the agenda of policy makers and stakeholders in the food value chain. However, there are many challenges to overcome, especially when more sustainable food systems face conflicting goals, and households’ purchasing decisions are mainly price driven.
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People Section

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Don Ethridge

Don Erwin Ethridge LUBBOCK-Don Erwin Ethridge, age 73, of Lubbock, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, June 13, 2016.
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Other News

Call for Participation:
2016 FDRS Student Marketing Case Competition
The 2016 Student Marketing Case Competition will be held on October 1st and 2nd during the Annual Conference of the Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS). The Conference will be held from September 30th – October 4th at the Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
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