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May 2021 Issue 9

AAEA Deadlines    

May 10, 2021

May 15, 2021

May 20, 2021

May 26, 2021

December 31, 2021

January 16, 2022


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2021 AAEA Election

This is your official AAEA ballot for the election of President-elect and AAEA Executive Board Directors. Please log into the My Account section to access the ballot. The ballot should show up on the main landing page of the My Account page right after you login.

2021 AAEA Executive Board Election Candidates



Section Elections
The AAEA Section elections will also take place concurrently with the Executive Board election. You will be able to complete the Executive Board and Section elections all in one place. Section members will be directed to the Section ballots for which they are eligible to vote upon submitting the Executive Board ballot.

The AAEA elections will end on May 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm CDT.

If you have any questions or trouble accessing the online ballot, please contact the AAEA Office at (414) 918-3190 or at

2021 AAEA Mentoring Match-up Program

On behalf of the Mentoring Committee, AAEA is offering the opportunity for AAEA members to participate in the 2021 AAEA Mentoring Match-up Program. The objective of this program is to allow members the opportunity to either become a mentor to another AAEA member or be mentored by a qualified AAEA member. Each participant will be matched based on their willingness to commit for different purposes including but not limited to areas of teaching, grants, work-life balance, and/or job market preparation.
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2021 AAEA Travel Grants

2021 Travel Grants are now open for applications. These grants defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, August 1-3, 2021. 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 2021 Travel Grants is May 20, 2021, applications will be available soon. Notifications will be sent in June.

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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Help Support the Economics Labor Market with Quality Data:
The O*NET Data Collection Program and AAEA members

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Economists on our own job market characteristics. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a public resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at
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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

The objective of this workshop is mentor junior faculty (less than 5 years) to transition to agricultural and applied economic departments by providing an orientation to expectations for research, teaching and outreach and develop effective strategies for success. The workshop will focus on constructively criticizing research in progress. Mentoring will include networking, information about the profession, and discussion of current research trends and topic areas.
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FSN and FAMPS Post-conference Workshop

We are planning a post-conference workshop on data linking. Please take this 15-minute survey to help us tailor the program specifically to the needs of its participants, and be entered to win a $50 gift card. Multiple gift cards are available.

Click here for the survey link.
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NEW SPF – Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Fund for Women

AAEA is very excited to announce the creation of the new Special Purpose Fund the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Fund for Women. This fellowship 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. More details are available on our website. Donations to this fund are currently being matched 1:2, so donate now!

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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Government Relations & Washington Update

May 2021

President Biden Releases Discretionary Budget Priorities
On April 9th, President Biden released information related to his fiscal year 2022 budget priorities.  The submission to Congress highlights discretionary spending priorities for federal agencies but does not include program-by-program details.  A full FY 2022 budget request is expected later in the spring.  Biden’s discretionary request proposes $769 billion in non-defense discretionary funding in FY 2022, which reflects a 16 percent increase over the FY 2021 enacted level. 
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Call for submissions: AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2022 ASSA Annual Meeting

President-Elect Madhu Khanna is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2022 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, January 7-9, 2022.

The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge of interest to economists. The AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees, including sessions jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations.
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What research and topics are you working on? Want to be an expert source for journalists working on a story? We want to hear from you. Contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office via email,

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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.