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January 2020, Issue 2

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AAEA Deadlines    

January 22, 2020
January 15, 2020

Kansas City, MO
Fun Fact Friday

January 10, 2020

You think Ernest Hemingway and Walt Disney ever crossed paths? Similar to Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway spent an earlier portion of his life in Kansas City. From 1917-1918, he was a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. He later returned to the city for the birth of his second son and wrote the tragic ending to “A Farewell to Arms,” his novel based on the World War l. #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday

January 17, 2020

What do Twinkies and Wonder Bread have in common? They are both made at Interstate Bakeries which is based in Kansas City! #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday

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2020 AAEA Fellows

AAEA is happy to congratulate the 2020 Class of Fellows!

Awudu Abdulai,
University of Kiel

Shenggen Fan,
International Food Policy
Research Institute

      David Just,       
Cornell University

Will Masters,
           Tufts University   

Scott Swinton
Michigan State University


Thank you to the Outgoing Editors

Thank you outgoing Editors for your service to AAEA and the profession.

Tim Beatty, University of California, Davis (AJAE)
Travis Lybbert, University of California, Davis (AJAE)

Chris McIntosh, University of Idaho (AEPP)

Kynda Curtis, Utah State University (Choices)

2020 Selected Presentation Papers & Posters
Call for Abstracts - DEADLINE EXTENDED

AAEA seeks submissions for Selected Presentations for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. Selected Presentations are a submission category that represents both Selected Papers and Selected Posters. All submissions are reviewed and accepted together, and only after acceptance are the submissions designated as a paper or poster. At the time of submission, individuals will have the option for their submission to be considered as a poster only. There is no paper only option. Abstracts must be received by the extended deadline of Wednesday, January 22, 2020 and should be submitted using AAEA’s online Abstract Management System.
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2020 Organized Symposia
Call for Proposals - DEADLINE EXTENDED

AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. Proposals are due by the extended deadline of Wednesday, January 22, 2020, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system. Submit proposals in the online Abstract Management System.
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AAEA Mentoring Award

Deliberate, purposive, mentoring takes time and effort. Through the process of collaborating with a mentee, a mentor shows a mentee the ‘ropes’ of the profession, helps to identify and cultivate the mentee’s strengths, and opens up networks and professional opportunities. To mentor is to commit time and effort. The benefits of mentoring—colleagues from diverse backgrounds staying in the profession and fully expressing their potential—are enjoyed by the entire profession. The purpose of the Mentoring Award is to recognize individuals in our association who have systematically shown consistent, outstanding efforts in fostering junior, female and/or minority colleagues.
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2020 AAEA Award Nominations

Previous Award Winners

Other News

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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Environmental Research PhD and Postdoc Opportunities
The Gund Institute at UVM

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. 
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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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