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June 2021 Issue 11

AAEA Deadlines    

June 11, 2021

June 15, 2021

June 30, 2021

July 9, 2021

December 31, 2021

January 16, 2022


Register now for the Hybrid Meeting!



Congratulations to our incoming President Elect and Board of Directors!

President Elect
Norbert Wilson,
Duke University

Board of Directors
Amy Ando, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thank you to all of the 2021 candidates for running!

2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
Registration and Housing are OPEN

AAEA is planning for a hybrid 2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas at the JW Marriott. This will not look like a normal AAEA Annual Meeting. So let us start by laying out some key differences.

  1. All in-person attendees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to their arrival at the joint annual meeting.
  2. There will likely be fewer and/or limited attendance social events at the meeting (for example, seated reunions and receptions).  
  3. We will adhere to safety policies onsite such as wearing masks and social distancing, even if these are more stringent than the requirements of the city hosting our event.
  4. All attendees will sign a waiver that they understand the risk of attending an in-person meeting and will not hold the association responsible, should they contract a communicable disease including but not limited to COVID-19.

The virtual part of our program includes live streaming of the Plenary Sessions, Awards & Fellows Recognition Ceremony, and two sessions during each concurrent session time. There will also be some additional virtual sessions offered by Sections.
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2021 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop (PC54)
August 4-5, 2021
Austin JW Marriott
See below schedule for times each day
Registration fee: $40, You must apply to participate in this workshop
Space is limited

Upon being accepted for this workshop, mentees will be required to submit a completed working paper that they would like feedback on to by June 30, 2021. This will give the designated small group mentor enough time to review mentees’ work.
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Call for Participation
Graduate Students in Agricultural and Applied Economics

In today’s market, there are numerous job opportunities for graduate students to enter positions in which they must effectively evaluate policy and communicate with policymakers and non- specialists about how certain issues influence stakeholders in food and agriculture. Communication must be brief, yet powerful, with proper objectivity and inclusion of timely and accurate information. Through this competition, graduate students will have the opportunity to gain experience in both written and verbal policy communication.
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Call for Participation
2021 AEM-GSS Virtual Case Study Competition

The Agribusiness Economics and Management (AEM)-Graduate Student Section (GSS) Case Study Competition allows graduate students to test their communication skills and their ability to apply their knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness subjects to practical situations.
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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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Government Relations & Washington Update

May 2021

Biden FY 2022 Budget Proposal Released
On May 28th, President Biden released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2022.  The budget proposal calls for a total of $6 trillion in federal spending, with significant increases projected for most federal departments.  The proposed discretionary budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is $29.9 billion, which reflects a 9 percent increase or $2.6 billion above the 2021 enacted level. Of the $2.6 billion increase, $1.4 billion is for program increases and $1.2 billion, is an elimination of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) rescission.
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Anti-Harassment and Code of Conduct Policy

AAEA is committed to the fair, ethical treatment of all of its members and all other individuals participating in AAEA activities or activities connected with, or related to, AAEA activities, while providing an atmosphere that promotes a variety of research, teaching and extension/outreach activities. The AAEA has zero tolerance for, and prohibits any type of, discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, within the organization, at professional meetings, in the field, or anywhere professional activities are conducted under the aegis of the AAEA. View the Policy.