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June 2021 Issue 12

AAEA Deadlines    

June 30, 2021

July 9, 2021

July 13, 2021

July 15, 2021

December 31, 2021

January 16, 2022


Register now for the Hybrid Meeting!


President's Column

June 2021

As I look toward wrapping up my year as your President, I realize what a busy, unique and transformative year we have just navigated together as an Association.  I am excited for several reasons….our opportunity to connect (virtually and in person) this summer for our Joint Annual Meeting, the bright future our Association has given the new slate of AAEA and Section leaders announced over the past month and the realization, once again, of the great set of colleagues and members I am honored to know and represent in my role (as I peruse our Award winners, Fellows, and list of mentors stepping up to guide young professionals).
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2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
AAEA Business Meeting

Monday, August 2, 2021, 8:00 am–8:30 am

AAEA’s annual Business Meeting will be held during the annual meeting in Austin TX, on Monday, August 2 in Lone Star D-E and will be livestreamed for those who would like to attend virtually. This meeting gives members the chance to hear about the state of the association. Updates will be given by the AAEA President, the Finance Committee, and the AAEA Trust Committee. Additionally, Board members and Editors who are completing their terms will be recognized for their service. Lastly, those in attendance will be given an opportunity to voice any questions or concerns that they may have. A copy of the agenda is available online. We hope you’ll join us in Austin (or virtually)!

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 & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
Ticketed Events

This year there are a number of luncheons and pre/post-conference workshops to choose from. Review the Section Lectures & Luncheons , WAEA & WEC Business Luncheon and reserve a spot. Space is limited, so register early to reserve a place to hear the lecture, enjoy lunch, and network! This year we also have four pre-conference and two post-conference workshops, all of which offer great educational opportunities.  If you have already registered for the annual meeting and would like to add a workshop, please complete a pdf copy of registration form or call the business office to add a workshop or luncheon to your registration.  You do not to register for the annual meeting to register for a workshop.

Pre-conference Workshops - Saturday, July 31

Post-conference Workshops – Wednesday, August 4

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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Listening to the Diverse Voices of AAEA: Part 3 Webinar

The AAEA Mentoring Committee will be hosting a third session of Listening to the Diverse Voices of AAEA webinar. Join us while our selected panelists tell us their stories highlighting significant moments throughout their education and professional journey. We welcome individuals who are interested in being mentored to join us for a chance to connect with potential mentors and understand the importance of being prepared for opportunities and seizing opportunities to learn.

When: Tuesday, July 13, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Central Time)
Format: Zoom

Note that space is limited. If at anytime you find out that you can longer attend the webinar, please email us at to cancel so we may better accommodate to those who’s registration is pending. Any pending registrants will be reviewed during the time of the webinar in the event there is room.
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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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