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March 2020, Issue 7


AAEA Deadlines    

May 7, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 28, 2020

Kansas City, MO
Fun Fact Friday

March 20, 2020

The Great White Arabia steamship sunk in 1856 when it hit a snag from a walnut tree just 6 miles west of Kansas City. In 1988, the steamship was recovered along with several of its belongings which are now on display at the Steamboat Arabia Museum! #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday

March 27, 2020

The Kansas City Royals got their name from the American Royal, the livestock show that's been held in KC since 1899. #AAEAKC20 #FunFactFriday

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Dear AAEA Members

We are continuing to plan for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting taking place July 26-28 in Kansas City, MO and look forward to seeing you there. Keep an eye on your inbox for up-to-date information, including Selected Presentation notification letters, which should come out by the end of the month.

The AAEA staff and Board are aware of the concerns and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our top priority is the health, safety, and security of our meeting attendees. We are closely monitoring developments and staying abreast of updates from health organizations. While we are still 4 months away from our annual meeting we are prepared to respond to any issues that arise and will continue to keep you informed via and email.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at or (414) 918-3190.

Keith Coble
AAEA President

2020 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop

Postponed due to COVID-19

We are looking at rescheduling this workshop for the fall. Stay tuned for new dates.

Housing and Registration are OPEN
2020 AAEA Annual Meeting

About 1,400 participants are expected to attend the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting, which will take place on July 26-28 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Missouri.

Annual Meeting registrants will receive a name badge when they arrive in Kansas City . Attendees will also have access to all concurrent sessions, plenary sessions, Poster Receptions, the Welcome Reception on Sunday night, and the Closing Reception on Tuesday night. Tickets for luncheons and Pre-/Post-conference Workshops are not included with the registration cost, but can be purchased separately during registration. Registration & Travel for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting.

Registration and presenter requirement deadlines are subject to change.
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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 Annual Meeting
On-site Childcare

AAEA will have childcare onsite at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO. Childcare will be available Sunday, July 26 -Tuesday, July 28, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm each day for children 6 months to 12 years. You must pre-register for childcare.  For additional information or to register for childcare visit or download the PDF form.

The onsite childcare services will be provided by Accent on Children’s Arrangements, Inc. (ACCENT), which will design and run a children’s program called CAMP AAEA.
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2020 AAEA Annual Meeting
Register for the 2020 AAEA Employment Center

We invite and encourage you to register for the 2020 AAEA Annual Meeting Employment Center, taking place July 26-28 in Kansas City, MO. This is a great opportunity for employers to connect with potential candidates.

Employers who register may post open positions on the AAEA Job Board, view resumes of applicants who are participating in the Employment Center, and they may also utilize a table in the Annual Meeting Employment Center to conduct in-person interviews with applicants.

Applicant registration is FREE. Please note: Applicants must be registered for the Annual Meeting in order to participate in the Employment Center.

For more information, please visit the online Employment Center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Vanessa Nicholas. We hope to see you in Kansas City!

Register Online

2020 AAEA Annual Meeting
Announcing The 2020 Extension Competition for Graduate Students

The AAEA Extension Competition for Graduate Students provides incentives and opportunity to develop extension and outreach programs from their research for an extension (usually non-economist) audience. Entries can be based upon the graduate student’s research for a thesis, dissertation or other academic work. The competition is sponsored jointly by the Extension and Graduate Student Sections.
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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

USDA 2020 Career Expo

The Department of Agriculture is currently on a hiring sprint for multiple vacancies at the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Both agencies relocated to the Kansas City metropolitan area in the Fall of 2019 and are seeking qualified candidates for a variety of positions – from entry level to executive positions and administrative careers to scientific experts. The USDA is seeking a talent pipeline of qualified candidates to apply for openings on the website as they become available.

USDA will be hosting a second Career Expo in Kansas City, MO in April 2020 (date to be confirmed soon!). Representatives from USDA and the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) will be on hand to answer questions specific to USDA, provide insight on how to apply for a federal position, the different types of federal job postings, and the benefits of working for the federal government. Please continue to check for current information on the Career Expo. You will also find direct links to both agencies and all current and available positions at both ERS and NIFA.

The Climate Solutions Community
Paths to Texas Zero GHG Emissions: Electricity, Transportation and Industry

The Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston (ECH), and Climate Solutions for Texas, a local initiative of The Climate Solutions Community of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, invite you to a Climate Solutions Symposium.
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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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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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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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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

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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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