December 2021 Issue 23
Thanksgiving reminded me of the many aspects of the AAEA for which I am so thankful, including the strong commitment of our members to serve the association in so many different ways, the dedication of the EDI staff who keep the organization running on schedule, and the generosity of our donors whose contributions enable us to expand our appreciation clubs, offer new mentoring and other programs and reach out and engage with a broader and a more diverse group of people across the world. As this year draws to a close, I am excited about the recent launch of our new open access journal, the Journal of the AAEA with its homepage at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/27692485. Recognizing the diversity of research areas covered by our membership, the JAAEA will be publishing research on the breadth of topics in agricultural and applied economics and providing expedited reviews.
Abstract Submission System is open for the 2022 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.
The AAEA Executive Board invites proposals for Pre- and Post-conference Workshops at the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. The deadline for proposals is Today, Thursday, December 2. Selections will be finalized at the AAEA Executive Board meeting in early January and organizers will be notified soon thereafter by the AAEA President.
AAEA welcomes proposals for Invited Paper sessions for the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Papers in these Invited Paper sessions may be published in the Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) in March 2023, subject to review. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using the online submission system by Today, Thursday, December 2. The system will open in early November.
AAEA seeks submissions for Selected Presentations for the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. 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 Wednesday, January 18, 2022 11:59 PM CST, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online Abstract Management System. The system will open in early November.
The AAEA Executive Board invites Track Session proposals for the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Initial proposals need to be submitted by Today, Thursday, December 2, to Samantha Bilgrien at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final, detailed submissions associated with each session are due by March 16, 2022. The AAEA Business Office will work with each Section that submits proposals on their final submission.
AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Proposals are due by Wednesday, January 18, 2022, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system. The system will open in early November.
AAEA welcomes proposals for Case Studies for the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Cases in this Invited Paper session may be published in the Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR) in January 2023, subject to review. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system by Today, Thursday, December 2. The system will open in early November.
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. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award recognizes outstanding impact on agricultural, food, environmental, development and other related policy, based on sound foundations in economic theory, in the tradition of Bruce Gardner. Policy issues are interpreted in their broadest sense. They may relate to either a national or international situation. The purpose of the award is to encourage sound economic analysis of a broad set of public policy issues that provides timely and relevant information for more effective public policy and program discussions. The award is intended to focus attention on important efforts in research, education or public service, which facilitate the policy process and improve public performance and understanding. A maximum of one award is given annually. The award will carry a cash prize of $1,500 and plaque of recognition financed by the Bruce Gardner Memorial Special Purpose Fund of the AAEA Trust. The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award Subcommittee is encouraged to generate nominations to assure that all outstanding policy contributions are considered. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards recognize achievement of excellence in extension economics education programs. Awards may recognize not only individual programs, but also significant contributions of an individual economist to a larger, group program. We encourage submissions from women, underrepresented minorities and members from a broad set of academic, government, industry and NGO organizations. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize and encourage meritorious performance in undergraduate and graduate teaching in agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA vision statement. These award winners will demonstrate outstanding ability and strong performance in fulfilling the teaching mission of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA Vision Statement. We encourage submissions from women, underrepresented minorities and members from a broad set of academic, government, industry and NGO organizations. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by persons writing doctoral dissertations in any field consistent with the AAEA vision statement. A maximum of three awards are given each year, and a $1000 cash prize accompanies each award. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Outstanding Master's Thesis Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by individuals writing master's theses in any field consistent with the AAEA mission statement. A maximum of three awards are given. A cash supplement of $500 accompanies each award. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Publication of Enduring Quality Award is granted to encourage excellence in publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of one award is given each year for a publication with publication date falling at least ten years prior to the year of recognition (2010 or before). Entries are judged on the basis of their enduring quality as evidenced by impact to the discipline (eg citations, subsequent contributions). Competition is focused on one specific publication by the author(s), one of whom was a member of the Association at the time of publication, and not on the cumulative work of the author(s). Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Quality of Communication Award is granted to encourage excellence in publications in fields consistent with the AAEA vision statement. A maximum of two awards are given each year. Entries must demonstrate superior communication of concepts or knowledge in any subject matter of professional specialization (i.e., teaching, research, policy analysis or extension) in agricultural and applied economics as defined by the vision statement. We encourage submissions from women, underrepresented minorities and members from a broad set of academic, government, industry and NGO organizations. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
The Quality of Research Discovery Award is granted to encourage excellent publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of two awards are given each year. Entries must demonstrate excellence and creativity in research methodology and/or expand the frontiers of applied economics. We encourage submissions from women, underrepresented minorities and members from a broad set of academic, government, industry and NGO organizations. Nominations are due on February 9, 2022.
We hope you will join us for this engaging conversation as we connect with our four panelists at our Listening to the Diverse Voices of AAEA: Part 4 event! In addition, if somebody within your network would be interested in joining us for this event, please feel free to share this information accordingly!
When: Friday, December 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
April 4-5, 2022
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Meetings will take place at Holiday Inn Washington Capitol National Mall beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, April 4, 2022.
The Graduate Student Section (GSS) has established a Graduate Student Webinar Series to provide students an opportunity to (i) gain experience presenting to an academic audience outside of their department and (ii) receive feedback on their papers.
Dates: August 3-4, 2022 (immediately following the AAEA meetings)
The AAEA Executive Board invites applications for one Managing Editor for Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP). The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, will be considered in the selection process. AAEA is particularly interested in candidates who will bring ideas and innovations for helping AEPP to further its mission. Information about AEPP, its policies and mission is available at www.aaea.org/publications/aepp.
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: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)2040-5804.special-collection-on-covid-19
Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
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.
Submissions will be accepted for the special issue through February 15, 2022. We encourage submissions sooner to be able to help readers benefit from accepted submission. All articles will go through a double-blind peer review process and be available online via Advanced Access for readers once accepted.
Applied Economics and Teaching Resources (AETR) is calling for manuscripts on Extension Education and Teaching methods, program and curriculum development, program delivery and impact assessment. Additionally, manuscripts which document effective methods of educating future Extension professionals are welcome, as well as those which address the current and future trends and needs in Extension economics programming.
Emeritus Professor Neil Harl passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. He was 88.
Harl (’55 ag and life sciences education, ’65 PhD economics) was a faculty member at Iowa State for more than 50 years. His many areas of expertise included organization of the farm firm, taxation, estate planning, and legal and economic aspects of farm finance.
Government Relations & Washington Update
Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Hearing for Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young
May 27-29, 2022 (Memorial Weekend)
The Association of Nepalese Agricultural Professionals of Americas (NAPA) is a organizing an international scientific conference from May 27-29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia with the theme is ‘Advancing Agriculture in a Changing World’. The conference provides a scientific forum for students, researchers, academicians, and professionals who are engaged in but not limited to teaching, research, extension, rural development, and entrepreneurial activities in the field of agricultural and allied sciences across America and beyond. Participants will have an opportunity to present research findings, share experiences, exchange ideas, explore professional collaborations, and engage in networking activities that foster impactful collaboration.
AgEcon Search, https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/, the repository with over 160,000 full text working papers, conference papers, journal articles, and other materials, includes almost 300 papers on various aspects of the COVID pandemic. Topics include the impact on child nutrition programs and guest farm workers, transportation challenges, and the effects on trade.
The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2022 Conference on April 25-26, 2022 at the Holiday Inn St. Louis --- Downtown Conv Ctr, St. Louis, Missouri.
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