February 2020, Issue 4
Kansas City, MO
February 7, 2020
Attention @ BEER Section: Kansas' grocery and convenience stores are not allowed to sell full-strength beer, wine and liquor. Head to Missouri's grocery stores where they have some of the most complete wine and liquor selections around. pic.twitter.com/0nQReNsMwh
February 14, 2020
Did you buy your Valentine their chocolates and card yet? Did you know that Kansas City is the heartland of Hallmark Cards and Russell Stover Candies?! Happy Valentines Day! #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday #valentinesday @Hallmark https://giphy.com/gifs/carl-winslow-gif-ZOhNKz99I4TwA
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2020 Travel Grant submissions are open. These grants defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, on July 26-28. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on the number of applications received. There are Travel Grants for both International and Domestic travel.
The deadline for the 2020 Travel Grants is May 15, 2020. Notifications will be sent in June.
The AAEA Board has developed an updated Strategic Plan for the association. This plan will be a framework that will help guide the Board’s decision-making over the next 5-10 years. A draft of the Strategic Plan is available online using this link.
The AAEA Board welcomes any comments and suggestions for edits to this plan from AAEA members. Following this comment period and final Board review, this plan will be implemented within the next couple of months.
Please send any comments and edits to the Strategic Plan to AAEA Executive Director, Kristen McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 28.
We appreciate your comments and feedback!
The Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) and the Committee on the Opportunities & Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics (COSBAE) are undertaking a survey of all individuals within the agricultural and applied economics profession. Your input is critical so that results can be used to identify meaningful ways to strengthen our profession and start new initiatives that will benefit all members. We appreciate your participation in this survey. It should not take more than 20 minutes. For more information or for any questions, please contact CWAE.COSBAE.email@example.com.
AAEA at the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting
President-Elect Dawn Thilmany McFadden is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA Invited Paper sessions at the 2021 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, January 3-5, 2021.
Bruce Foster Johnston, Ph.D., age 100, passed away peacefully on February 1st, 2020 in Portola Valley, California. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 24, 1919. He often said that he had “lived a long life sprinkled with serendipity”. His parents, Homer and Ethel Johnston, both journalists, moved with their young sons, Bruce and his older brother Hugh, to Long Beach, California in 1922. Bruce was the quintessential beach boy who loved swimming, water polo, body surfing and was a beach lifeguard. His lifelong love of the Sierras began when he was a young boy. He attended Pomona College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University. At Cornell he was a member of the Telluride Association.
This one-week Winter School will be held Monday, March 16-Friday, March 20, at the Agribusiness Center on the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. The school, run by leading applied and agricultural economists, will provide an in-depth introduction to basics of survey design, experimental methods, and data analysis.
“THE ROLE OF THE AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN ECONOMIES”
Further details including guidelines and topics for the submission of Abstracts can be found in http://iaae-montevideo2020.com
Rehovot, Israel, June 18-19, 2020
February 28, 2020
The Hellenic Association of Agricultural Economics (ETAGRO) is pleased to invite contributors across the globe to attend the International Section in Agricultural Economics which is going to be part of the 16th Conference of the Hellenic Agricultural Economics Association, held in the historic and lively city of Athens during October 2020. The main theme of the International Section of the Conference is Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Bio-economy.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to participate the 2020 The 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (4th ICAFS 2020) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey during October 28-30, 2020. For more details, please visit https://icafs.apaset.org/
The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont (UVM) brings scholars and leaders together to accelerate research, uncover solutions, and tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues. The Gund focuses on environmental issues at the interface of four pressing research themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.
The second Food and Health Economics Workshop will take place at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) June 18 and 19, 2020. The Food and Health Economics Workshop brings together researchers from around the world working in the field of Food and Health Economics.
Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts: All submissions to the Western Economics Forum must be submitted electronically in MS Word format. Author and institutional identifications will be removed from MS Word submissions by the editorial team prior to being sent to reviewers. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged by e-mail.
Topical Focus of Special WEF Issue: Adding Economic Value – Increasing Farm and Community Prosperity in the Western U.S.
The Western Economics Forum (WEF) focuses on interdisciplinary issues relevant to the Western United States. Western state economies continue to be impacted by highly variable returns to key commodities; policies that influence the availability of labor, water and other critical inputs; as well as weather patterns that affect the quantity and quality of agricultural production. In response, agricultural producers, researchers, community organizations and educators are seeking strategies to smooth variability in rural incomes, create new sources of employment, reduce use of increasingly scarce inputs to production, and develop markets for new services and products.
San Antonio, TX, June 17-18, 2020
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) is seeking a highly qualified professional to serve as a Specialist for the approximately 2-week project “Automation Processes of the Uses of Natural Resources” to take place in Bogotá, Colombia beginning in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.
October 7 to 9, 2020 in Montevideo, Uruguay
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