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February 2017, Issue 4

February 2017 Issue 4


Announcing the 2017 Class of AAEA Fellows
The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected five outstanding members to be honored as the 2017 AAEA Fellows. All of the Fellow recipients have made exceptional contributions to the profession. They are leaders shaping the future of the Association and the field of agricultural and applied economics as a whole.

The 2017 AAEA Fellows are:

  • Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University
  • Harry M. Kaiser, Cornell University
  • Mario J. Miranda, The Ohio State University
  • Philip Garcia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Robert J. Myers, Michigan State University
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2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago:
Hotel Information & Registration Rates
AAEA invites you to take part in our 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30- August 1, 2017. Our meeting will be taking place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile located in the heart of the Windy City. Surrounded by the best theatres, shopping, dining and entertainment around, this is an ideal location. This is an event you are not going to want to miss. Make sure to register for the event early as rates will be increasing. Registration for #AAEAChicago17 will be open in Mid-March. Registration Rates may be found on the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting page online.
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Register for the 2017 Employment Center
Registration is now open to employers for the 2017 Employment Center taking place July 30- August 1, during the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The Employment Center offers a great opportunity for highly qualified candidates to connect with a number of employers during the Annual Meeting. The Employment Center features a simplified registration and posting process that is integrated into the AAEA Job Board. Employer registration is $400 and includes unlimited job postings. Applicant registration is FREE.

For more information, please visit the online Employment Center. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Kenner. We hope to see you in Chicago!

Call for Applications:
Editorship of the Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
The AAEA Executive Board invites ap¬plications for one editor for Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) to serve from 2018 through 2020. This call for applications is for an editor to manage Submitted Articles which contain original research results addressing real-world problems with sound research approaches and/or have strong policy relevance within the subject matter of the journal. The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, will be considered in the selection process. The AAEA is particularly interested in candidates who will bring ideas and innovations for helping AEPP to further its mission. Applications are due February 27, 2017.
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2017 AAEA Mentorship Workshop:
Registration is now OPEN
Who: This Workshop is for Early Career Professionals currently in a position in the academic or government fields. Topics include: teaching; service: learning when to say "NO"; grant writing and project management; work-life balance; research and publishing; extension and outreach; successful communication; strategies and working with the media; navigating re-appointment, promotion and tenure; and advice on careers outside of academia. Registration forms are due with a post marked date of May 5, 2017.
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Land Water, and Environmental Economics (ENV) Section Workshop:
Water Resources & Policy: Exploring the Risks, Benefits and Opportunities for Conservation
The purpose of this workshop is to inform Congressional staff, agency staff, and other research analysts about research on water quantity, water quality, and related policy being conducted by agricultural economists and engage in an interactive dialogue on research needs and priorities for future research useful for policy development. The intended beneficiaries of this exchange are various stakeholders affected by Farm Policy, researchers, and policy-makers. The workshop will bring together representatives from academia, research organizations, government agencies, and Congressional staff for presentations on and discussions about the current state of science, current knowledge gaps, and policy constraints. To encourage the participation of those outside academia, one member on the organizing committee is from a government agency.
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Other News

Call for Undergraduate Teams:
David Sparling Business Case Competition at CAES

Deadline: Midnight (PST), April 13, 2017
The CAES is pleased to announce the new David Sparling Business Case Competition This competition is a great opportunity to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the agri-food industry. Teams will be required to work through a complex, real-world challenge related to sustainability in the agri-food value chain, develop a creative, practical solution and present their findings and recommendations to a panel of judges made up of industry executives and academics.
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What research and topics are you working on? Want to be an “expert source” for journalists working on a story? We want to hear from you. Contact Jay Saunders via email,


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