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March 2017 Issue 6

March 2017 Issue 6


2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago:
Hotel & Registration is OPEN

AAEA invites you to take part in our 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30 - August 1, 2017. Our meeting will take 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 now as rates will increase.

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AARES-AAEA Young Professionals Exchange Award:
2017 Heading North Award
Applications are now invited for the 2017 Heading North award. The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) through the AAEA Trust will jointly offer this travel award to members of AARES or AAEA normally resident in Australia or New Zealand.
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Damona Doye
2017 Fellow

Damona Doye is an Extension economist, Regents Professor, and Rainbolt Chair of Agricultural Finance at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Her Extension career aims to help farmers and ranchers and those who work with them make informed decisions. She has reached producers, educators, lenders and industry personnel nationally and even internationally through programs designed to enhance farm management skills. Her broad portfolio includes farm financial planning and transitions, land value analysis, cost of production, technology adoption, and software tools, to name a few. Damona has served as a leader in the profession: U.S. Vice-President of the International Farm Management Association (IFMA); Chair of the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) Board of Directors; AAEA Board of Directors; SAEA President; AAEA Extension Section Chair; and Acting Department Head at OSU.

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Other 2017 AAEA Fellows:

  • 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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Register for the 2017 Employment Center
Registration is now open 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, but participants must be registered for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting..

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!

2017 AAEA Early Career Professional Workshop:
Registration is now OPEN

 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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2017 Teaching, Learning, and Communication Section:
Graduate Student Teaching Award
The TLC is an active group of AAEA members interested in the theory, scholarship and practice of learning, teaching, and communication. Given that a large majority of AAEA members have responsibilities in these three areas, the TLC’s activities are developed to enhance members’ skills in the on-campus classroom, off-campus workshop, and in a presentation to a community group.
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2017 Extension Competition for Graduate Students
The Extension and Graduate Student Sections of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association announce a competition for graduate students for 2017. This competition, sponsored jointly by the Extension Section and the Graduate Student Section, provides graduate student competitors the opportunity to develop extension and outreach programs from their research. The development of education materials and presentations suitable for a general public audience is expected.
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Call for Submissions:
2018 ASSA Annual Meeting
President-Elect Scott Swinton is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2018 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA January, 5-7, 2018.

The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge of interest to economists. The AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees, including sessions jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations.
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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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Call for Proposals: WERA-72 Annual Meeting
The Future of Agribusiness Research, Teaching and Extension
June 12-13, 2017 in Boise, Idaho

The WERA-72 Committee will host its annual meeting on June 12-13 in Boise, Idaho. The Executive Officers are seeking proposals for program activities for the 2017 WERA-72 meeting. Agribusiness researchers, teachers, and extension specialists are invited to submit proposals.
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Raymond J.G.M. Florax
1956 – 2017

We are sad to report that on March 1, 2017, our dear colleague and friend Raymond Florax passed away, unexpectedly, in the middle of his teaching semester. Raymond was a true academic in all respects. He lived up to the opening sentence of the preface of his PhD thesis (p. xiii): ‘Knowledge is increasingly regarded as one of the vital (aspects of) production factors in modern industrialised economies’. Characteristic for everything he did was his great eye for detail and his strive for perfection. This held true for his research, his education, and the many administrative duties he has fulfilled. He carried out his work with great passion and dedication.

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