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May 2017 Issue 10


Download the AAEA Mobile App to view the
2017 Annual Meeting Event

The AAEA Annual Meeting app is live! Be sure to download this years’ #AAEAChicago17 Annual Meeting app before arriving in Chicago.  The app will help you manage your networking, schedules, social media and much more in the palm of your hand.

Some other ways to have the best experience at our Annual Meeting in Chicago:

  • Access the Annual Meeting schedule and customize your agenda with personal appointments
  • Quickly find a session room using the interactive maps
  • Find sessions by topic code, AAEA Section Track, or by using the search tool
  • Get important updates on the app through Push Notifications
  • See who’s attending and share contact information by networking with other attendees

Download it for FREE to your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Once installed, you’ll have instant access to all of the awesome features. Logging in to the app and adding yourself to the “Attendee” list will help you get the most out of the app features.

Ready to get started? If you use Apple or Android, you can search for “AAEA” in your app store. Just look for the AAEA logo!

Have questions? Let us know and we’ll be happy to answer them. Just call (414) 918-3190 or send an email to

*AAEA created an app in 2016 which we will continue to use in 2017 and future meetings.

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Renew Your AAEA Membership for 2017

You can now renew your AAEA membership for 2017 on the AAEA website. Simply log in to the “My Account” section to renew. Completing your renewal online saves you time by filling out most of the information for you automatically.

You will need to be a current AAEA member in order to vote in the Executive Board Election, which runs April 15-May 15, 2017.

2017 Executive Election Candidates:


Call for Participation:
AEM/Graduate Student Section Case Study Competition

The AEM/Graduate Student Section Case Study Competition allows graduate students to test their communication skills and their ability to apply their knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness subjects to practical situations. Students competing in the competition will receive a copy of the case study at least two weeks in advance of the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting. Deadline is June 12, 2017. Please direct any questions regarding the 2017 AAEA Case Study Competition to Dr. Lia Nogueira-Rodriguez ( or GSS Section Chair, Aaron Ates (
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Grant Writing by Early Career Professionals
“Money Talks” Hear first-hand what donors think is most important in proposal preparation

Pre-conference Workshop
Saturday, July 29, 2017
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Registration opens at 7:00 am
Cost: $66
Grants available for first 20 participants through funding from the AAEA Trust
This workshop aims to strengthen the core grant writing skills of early career professionals, offering the opportunity to learn more about the perspectives of major funding organizations by engaging directly with donor representatives. The event will also facilitate networking among young early career professionals.
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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. Invitation letter information posted.
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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!

Undergraduate Student Section:
2017 AAEA Annual Meeting Activities

On behalf of the Undergraduate Student Section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, we cordially invite you and your students to attend and participate in the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago (July 30-August 1, 2017). Our section offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for undergraduate students of agricultural and applied economics:

  • Academic Bowl Competition
  • Student Paper Competition
  • Earl O. Heady Decision Sciences Spreadsheet Competition
  • Outstanding Chapter Competition
  • Creative Club Competition

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Call for Nominations

Latin American Section (LAS) Outstanding Selected Research Paper Award and Selected Poster Award

The AAEA Latin American Section is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 Outstanding Selected Research Paper Award and Selected Poster Award, which are awarded annually for outstanding research on Latin American issues presented at the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting. Application packages will be accepted until June 1, 2017.

For application steps and more information, please visit: Or feel free to contact Dr. Jose A. Lopez, LAS Chair at

Other News

Journal of Food Products Marketing:
Special Issue on Food Waste

The Journal of Food Products Marketing will launch a new series of special issues exploring Contemporary Topics in Food Marketing. The first special issue will be guest edited by Dr. Brian Roe and Danyi Qi of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University on Food Waste: Marketing Strategies.
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Agricultural Finance Review Special Issue

Agricultural Finance Review journal ( has just published a special issue commemorating 100 years of farm credit. Sponsored by the NC-1177 (Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition) the papers in this issue represent a broad swath of agricultural finance research in the USA. The special issue is guest edited by Calum G. Turvey, Ashok K. Mishra and Charles B. Moss.
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2017 Richardson - Applebaum Scholarship Award
For Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 Richardson‐Applebaum Scholarship Award, which is awarded annually for outstanding student research in the area of food distribution and marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer.
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2017 Food Distribution Research Society Scholarship Award
For Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 Undergraduate Student Research Paper Competition in the area of food distribution and marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer.
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Inter-Conference Symposium

Submission of full papers: Full papers written in English should be submitted via the ConfTool system NO LATER than June 1, 2017. The papers should be no longer than 10 pages total including Tables, and Figures (References do not count in the 10 page limit). Papers should be double spaced, use Times New Roman Font 12 with one-inch margins all around. The papers should provide a background section, a clear explanation of the core research question(s), data and methods used, results, conclusions and key references. Authors are asked to adhere to all stated requirements.
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AAEA is releasing "Members in the News" emails to the membership.

If you find a State, National or International story about an AAEA Member, please send a link of the story to
Allison Scheetz via email, or

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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new positions HERE.