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Feburary 2020 Issue 5

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AAEA Deadlines    

February 28, 2020

March 17, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 28, 2020

Kansas City, MO
Fun Fact Friday

February 21, 2020
How much fun is KC? Worlds of fun. In 1973, KC finally got its own theme park, Worlds of Fun--based on Jules Verne book "Around the World in 80 Days." #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday #WorldsOfFun

February 28, 2020
Kansas City has a place for everybody… even your furry friends! Enjoy a nice afternoon at one of KC's popular off-leash dog parks: Shawnee Mission, Stoll Park, Penn Valley Dog Park, Gregory O. Grounds Park, and Wayside Waifs Bark Park. #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday #DogParkLife

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President's Column

February 2020

I will begin by thanking those who have given comments on the draft AAEA strategic plan. This is an opportunity to develop important priorities for our association. This will guide programming and budget decisions in years ahead. Our board will review the input from members to develop a final version that will be shared with the profession.
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AAEA Strategic Plan

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 by Friday, February 28.

We appreciate your comments and feedback!

2020 AAEA Annual Meeting
Travel Grants

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.

Travel Grants

Travel Grants


2020 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop
Save the Date

Chicago, IL
Reception May 6 at 6:00 pm
May 7-8, 2020
Registration fee: $40

The objective of this workshop is to help junior faculty (less than 10 years post-doctorate, although focused more on less than 5 years) improve their research agendas and to connect them with mentors in the profession. The workshop will focus on constructively criticizing research in progress. Mentoring will include networking, information about the profession, and discussion of current research trends and topic areas.
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CWAE & COSBAE 2020 Survey

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

Participate in the survey HERE

AAEA at the 2021 ASSA Annual Meeting

Call for submissions: AAEA invited paper sessions

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.
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Other News

International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Call for Applications for Executive Editor

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) publishes the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR) to serve the academic and managerial interests of IFAMA members. The IFAMR objective is to be recognized as the leading global agribusiness journal. It publishes research papers built on sound methodology, that are relevant, clearly written, easy to read, and emphasize the broad discussion of empirical findings to create managerial value for the agribusiness community. IFAMR also publishes quality agribusiness teaching cases. IFAMR is published through Wageningen Academic Publishers.
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Winter School 2020 in Survey Design and Experimental Methods in Applied and Agricultural Economics
New Scholarships

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.
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The Argentinean, Chilean, and Uruguayan Agricultural Economics Associations, and the International Association of the Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Invite you to the 2nd Inter-Conference Symposium and 6to Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria

Montevideo, October 7-9, 2020.
The abstract submission site for the Inter-Conference symposium will open February 10, 2020 and the deadline for reception will be April 30th, 2020. However, Young Professionals applying for partial support need to submit no later than April 20th, 2020.

Further details including guidelines and topics for the submission of Abstracts can be found in

Agriculture and Economic Development
The 5th International Workshop in Memory of Yair Mundlak

Rehovot, Israel, June 18-19, 2020
The Department of Environmental Economics and Management of the Hebrew University and the Center for Agricultural Economic Research will host an international workshop on "Agriculture and Economic Development" in memory of Professor Yair Mundlak. The workshop will take place on the campus of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot, Israel, during June 18-19, 2020.
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The Food Distribution Research Society – Extended Deadlines

February 28, 2020

  • Richardson-Applebaum Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing 
  • Scholarship Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing

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16th Conference International Section

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.
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2020 The 4th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (4th ICAFS2020)

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
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Food and Health Economics Workshop
Call for Papers

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.
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Fall 2020 Issue of the Western Economic Forum

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.
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Western Economics Forum (WEF)
Call for Papers and Case Studies for Fall 2020

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.
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International Food Marketing Research Symposium
Call for Papers

San Antonio, TX, June 17-18, 2020
We are now accepting submissions for the International Food Marketing Research Symposium to be held on June 17-18, 2020 with Texas A&M University, in San Antonio, TX. You may send abstracts and papers for peer review and register online at The submission deadline is April 15, 2020.
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Fulbright Specialist Program Engineering Education Project
Open Call

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.
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6 Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria and IAAE-Inter-Conference Symposium
The Role of the Agribusiness Sector in the Sustainable Development of Latin American Economies

October 7 to 9, 2020 in Montevideo, Uruguay
The Inter-Conference Symposium seeks to provide an expanded regional network for agricultural and applied economists from all over Latin America and beyond focusing on the role of the agribusiness sector in the sustainable development of our rural economies. Providing a platform for discussion, exchange and networking, we are looking to strengthen our profession in the region.
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