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August 2021 Issue 16

AAEA Deadlines    

October 1, 2021

  • President-Elect & Director Nominations

October 6, 2021

October 15, 2021

December 31, 2021

January 16, 2022




President's Message

August 2021

It was wonderful to see so many of you in person in Austin after such a long time and to have a sense of cautious normalcy. I am grateful for this opportunity to step into the role of President of AAEA and to lead efforts to continue the progress we are making in achieving the strategic vision that we recently finalized. The strategic vision covers the following five areas:

  • Culture of Engagement
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Communicating through Media Relations & Government Relations
  • Financial Viability
  • External Relationship

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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 should be submitted as a single PDF file by Friday, October 15, 2021, to ensure consideration for funding for the next year. Proposals will be reviewed by the AAEA Trust Committee, which will make recommendations to the Executive Board for action at the January 2022 Board Meeting.
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Call for Nominations
2022 Fellows Award Nominations

The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee is inviting nominations for the 2022 AAEA Fellows Awards. The deadline for submission of nominations and supporting biographical documentation is Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Selection is based mainly on a continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the Vision Statement of the AAEA. Achievements may be in research, teaching, extension, administration, or business. The nominee must be a living current member of AAEA and have been a member for at least five years. Nominations should be submitted as a single PDF file to Allison Ware at Please contact Allison if you have any questions.
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Call for Applications
Anthony Grano Fellowship 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, DC to meet with senior staff from USDA, Congressional offices, and agricultural trade associations and commodity organizations. The application deadline is Friday, October 15, 2021.
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Call for Applications
Uma Lele AERA India/AAEA Mentorship Program

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). Applications should be submitted in a single PDF format to Mary Annen at by Friday, October 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Mary by email or by phone at (414) 918-3190.
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Call for Applications
Sylvia Lane Mentor Fellowship

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. The application deadline is Friday, October 15, 2021.
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Call for Applications
McCorkle Scholarship Applications

The AAEA Trust Committee is accepting applications for the 2022 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. Applications are due Friday, October 15, 2021.
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Call For Applications
Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award for Women

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust is now accepting applications for the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award for Women.  The Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award for Women supports a mentorship relationship between an early career woman agricultural, resource and environmental economist from low income and lower-middle income countries, and a mentor who is a member of the AAEA. A complete list of qualifying countries is available under the headings “Low-income economies” and “Lower-middle-income economies” at: Applications should be submitted in a single PDF format to Mary Annen at by Friday, October 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Mary by email or by phone at (414) 918-3190.
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Call For Applications
Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Award

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. Applications should be submitted in a single PDF format to Mary Annen at by Friday, October 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Mary by email or by phone at (414) 918-3190.
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2021 AAEA Annual Awards

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award


Molly Delcurto, Montana State University
Benjamin Norton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Betty Thomas, Mississippi State University

Honorable Mention: Gabriel Blair Fontinelee

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Christina Korting, University of Delaware

Honorable Mentions: Susanna Berkouwer, Yang Yu

Distinguished Teaching Awards:
Less than 10 years
10 or more years', Undergraduate
10 or more years', Graduate

Cesar Escalante, University of Georgia
Jason Bergtold, Kansas State University
Zhifeng Gao, University of Florida

Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards:
Less than 10 years' experience
10 or more years' experience

Wendong ZhangIowa State University
Nick Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Farmdoc Daily Live Coronavirus and Agriculture (Scott Irwin, Jim Baltz, Ryan Batts, Lee Bynum, Jonathan Coppess, Brenna Ellison, Bryan Endres, Todd Gleason, Keith Good, Todd Hubbs, Hongxia Jiao, Dale Lattz, Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Bruce Sherrick, Cathy Strick, and Brad Zwilling)

Bruce Gardner Award

Vida Abadam, USDA (Shawn Arita, Mary Ann Ball, Vince Breneman, Joseph Cooper, Gustavo Ferreira, Georgi Gabrielyan, Essence Hales, Joy Harwood, Deirdre Holder, Ashley Hungerford, Robert Johansson, Kent Lanclos, Callie McAdams, Sharon Raszap, Pete Riley, Phil Sronce, Thomas Gajnak, Rena Yuan, Roger Cryan, and Charles Stephens also of USDA, Economic Research)

Pat Westhoff, University of Missouri (Julian C.R. Binfield, Sera Chiuchiarelli, Deepayan Debnath, Scott Gerlt, Hoa T.K. Hoang, Lauren Jackson, Youngjune Kim, John Kruse, Abigail Meffert, Seth Meyer, Marc Rosenbohm, Byung Min Soon, Wyatt Thompson, Patrick Westhoff, Jarrett Whistance, Peter Zimmel)

Quality of Research Discovery Award


Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Kristen McCormack and James H. Stock from Harvard)

Honorable Mention: Sherzod Akhundjanov (Muyang Ge and Eric C. Edwards)

Quality of communication Award

Johan Swinnen (John McDermott)

AAEA Mentoring Award

Lisa House, University of Florida

Publication of Enduring Quality Award

Nigel Key, USDA (Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry)

Outstanding AJAE Article

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University for 
"The Role of Nonfarm Influences in Ricardian Estimates of Climate Change Impacts on US Agriculture"

Outstanding AJAE Reviewers

  1. Leah Bevis, The Ohio State University
  2. Daniel Brent, Pennsylvania State University
  3. Alexandra Hill, Colorado State University
  4. Jonathan McFadden, University of Oklahoma

Outstanding AEPP Article

Joseph JanzenUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Nathan HendricksKansas State University for
"Are Farmers Made Whole by Trade Aid”

Outstanding Choices Article

Jason Grant, Virginia Tech; Shawn Arita, USDA-OCE; Charlotte Emlinger, Virginia Tech; Sharon Sydow,  USDA-OCE; Mary A. Marchant, Virginia Tech for
"The 2018-2019 Trade Conflict: A One-Year Assessment and Impacts on U.S. Agricultural Exports"

Presidential Recognition Award 

Kathleen Liang, North Carolina A&T

Anthony Grano Scholarship

Chellie Hogan, Oklahoma State University
Deven Brand, Kansas Farm Management Association

Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship

P. Venkatesh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute

McCorkle Scholarship

Karin Wu, University of Wisconsin

AAEA Trust Travel Grants

21 Early Career Professionals and Graduate Students

2021 Academic Bowl Winners

Louisiana State University (Team 1)
Colt Hardee
Michael Younis
Erin Matherne

International Section Best Publication Award 2020 "Can insurance alter poverty dynamics and reduce the cost of social protection in developing countries?" 
In: Journal of Risk and Insurance
By: Sarah A. Janzen, Michael Carter and Munenubo Ikegami
Honorable Mention: "Global food waste across the income spectrum: Implications for food prices, production and resource us," written by Emiliano Lopez Barrera and Thomas Hertel in Food Policy

Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and nominees.

AEPP Working Collection of Articles on COVID-19

These articles will appear in an upcoming special issue on COVID-19. Articles will be added to the collection as they publish online ahead of the special issue publication in early 2021.

View the collection here:

Call for Papers
Special Issue, “Agricultural and Applied Economics and Inequity and Discrimination Faced by African Americans in the United States”

Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
The editors of AEPP invite authors to submit articles for a special issue on inequities and discrimination faced by African Americans in the United States related to topics within agricultural and applied economics. AEPP publishes research related to agriculture; animal, plant, and human health; energy; environment; food and consumer behavior; international development; natural hazards, natural resources; population and migration; and regional and rural development.
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Call for Papers
Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR)

Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR) is an online, open access, and peer-reviewed professional publication series. The aim is to provide an inclusive outlet for research, teaching and Extension education scholarship encompassing but not limited to research articles, case studies, classroom games, commentaries, experiential learning, and pedagogy.  The goal is to support and advance teaching and Extension education within the scholarly areas of agricultural and applied economics, and agribusiness economics and management. AETR seeks to publish articles that are diverse in both scope and authorship. It serves as a platform for addressing and contributing to our understanding of important societal issues, including inequality and discrimination, as well as how shifts in pedagogy (e.g., growing reliance on remote and hybrid learning modalities) may impact accessibility and inclusion.
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Call for Papers
Special Issue, “Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics Classrooms and Departments”

Applied Economics and Teaching Resources
Applied Economics and Teaching Resources is calling for manuscripts on teaching methods, curriculum development, and programs to foster diversity and inclusion in agribusiness and agricultural economics classrooms and departments. Across the academy, researchers have documented the adverse effects of racial and economic inequality, gender discrimination, stereotype enforcement, and social polarization on university students in the United States. Less has been documented about these issues within agribusiness management, agricultural economics, and related undergraduate and graduate university programs. The goal of this special issue is to further our understanding of educational inequalities for students of different economic, racial, sexual, and cultural backgrounds. Further, we seek articles that report on classroom, department, college, or multi-institutional programs designed to foster and support students from diverse backgrounds. 
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People Section

  • Auburn University
  • University of Idaho
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Missouri
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington State University

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Herbert Hinman

Herbert Robbins Hinman, Professor Emeritus & Extension Economist in Agricultural Economics at Washington State University, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. Herb received his B.S. (1965) and M.A. (1966) in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University.  He received his Ph.D. (1969) in Agricultural Economics from Penn State University. He was employed by the USDA (1969-1980), working at Cornell University, Washington D.C., and then spending five years in Ghana, West Africa, working with the agricultural extension officers.
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