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October 2019 Issue 21

AAEA Deadlines

October 15, 2019

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AAEA Trust Call for Proposals

The AAEA Trust supports the work of agricultural and applied economists by funding programs, initiatives, activities or other creative endeavors designed to advance the profession. Proposals are chosen to receive funding based on their ability to accomplish at least one of the following goals:

  • support graduate student and early career professional development
  • enhance the AAEA Annual Meeting,
  • broaden participation in AAEA,
  • reach out to new groups,
  • broaden the horizons of the current membership

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Anthony Grano Fellowship
Call for Applications

The AAEA Trust is now accepting applications for the Anthony Grano Scholarship Award. Two scholarships of $1,250 will be awarded to academically successful, highly motivated students in agricultural economics or a closely related discipline with an interest in agricultural policy and the policy formation process. The scholarship will support recipients to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with senior staff from USDA, Congressional offices, and agricultural trade associations and commodity organizations.
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Uma Lele AERA India/AAEA Mentorship Program
Call for Applications

The AERA along with one representative from AAEA will play a facilitating role in the selection of Indian students/young professionals to participate in the mentorship program. The offer and themes for each year will be published in one of the issues of Agricultural Economics Research Review (AERR) and recommendation of the Association shall be sent to AAEA for Award of the grant. The following criteria were agreed for screening and recommendation of the candidate(s).
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Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship
Call for Applications

The Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship provides an opportunity for early career women scholars working on food, agricultural, or resource issues to collaborate with an established expert at another university, institution, or firm.
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McCorkle Scholarship Applications
Call for Applications

The AAEA Trust Committee is accepting applications for the 2020 Chester O. McCorkle Jr. Student Scholarship. This scholarship will support applied research by a graduate student on economic issues relating to agriculture. At least one (1) scholarship of up to $2,000 will be awarded. Funds can be used for research related expenses, data collection, tuition and program related expenses such as fees, books, supplies and equipment, provided the items are required of all students in the program.
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Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award
Call For Applications

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust is now accepting applications for the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award.  The Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award supports a mentorship relationship with a view to promote high quality research of a policy/problem solving nature in countries with food insecurity and environmental pressures. It is meant to promote collaboration between an early career scholar who is a citizen of and resides in a developing country and a distinguished mentor.
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People Section

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Bill Swank

Bill Swank, age 88, passed September 21 in Westerville, Ohio, his home for 62 years. He was born in Darke County, Ohio, to Ira and Pauline Swank. He is preceded in death by two brothers Wayne and Don, and his son Michael. Bill received his Bachelor of Science, Masters and Doctorate from The Ohio State University and remained a strong supporter of the university. The university recognized his achievements in many areas, including the establishment of an endowed chair in Rural/Urban Policy.
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Other News

National Conference for Food and Agribusiness

The Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the National Conference for Food and Agribusiness November 6-7, 2019 on the university’s West Lafayette, IN campus. Take advantage of the opportunity to gain beneficial, relevant industry information and network with professionals from all facets of the agri-food system.
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Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Request for Proposals

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and the Food and Nutrition Service, announces a new Request for Proposals for food insecurity research using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). Research funded competitively under this announcement will focus on economic analyses of longitudinal household food insecurity and its links to food assistance program participation, work, income, consumption, and wealth. It is anticipated that five (5) grants at $50,000 each will be awarded.
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175 EAAE Seminar
Call for papers

The objective of the seminar is to improve the understanding of sustainability standards and their effects on agricultural, food, and bio-based value chains. The seminar focuses on public and private sustainability standards. Both drivers and implications of their emergence are of interest, with emphasis on the economic, governance and policy perspectives. Emphasis is both on theoretical and empirical applications.
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NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management
Call for Paper Proposals

The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2020 Conference on April 20-21, 2020 at the Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown Conv Ctr, St. Louis, Missouri.
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2019 International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science

2019 International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (ICAFS 2019) to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during December 8-11, 2019. For more details please visit
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