October 2015 Issue 21
I met with the Executive Committee and AAEA staff in New York last month for strategic planning. I am pleased to say that the Association grew 9% over the previous year with 2,657 members as of August 2015. In addition, we had higher than expected attendance at the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco. I want to congratulate Barry Goodwin on the outstanding program. Four new AAEA sections have been formed or are in the process of being formed in 2015: the Africa section, the Australasia section, the Brewing and Enology Economics Research (BEER) section, and the Experimental Economics section. With the newest addition of the BEER section, which was proposed by Michael McCullough, AAEA now offers 24 sections. Please check out an updated list of sections as you renew your membership next year. Section involvement is a great way to network and engage with professionals who have similar interests as you in a smaller group, but you still have the benefits of engaging with an international association. There are many opportunities for leadership at the section level.
Communicating Out Strategy
As Jill mentions in this issue’s President’s Column, work is under way in developing and implementing AAEA’s new Communicating Out strategy. It’s a new way of thinking about how to promote the Association and its members.
Call for FSN Track Session Proposals
The leadership of the Food Safety & Nutrition (FSN) section of the AAEA is organizing track sessions for next year’s AAEA meetings in Boston (July 31 – August 2, 2016).
University of Vermont Professor Named National Entrepreneur Educator of the Year
The Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE) named Kathleen Liang, professor in Community Development Applied Economics, National Entrepreneur Educator of the Year at its annual conference on Sept. 25 in Orlando, Florida.
What motivated you to pursue Agricultural/Applied Economics as a profession?
Call for Applications:
The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application. A list of previous recipients is here.
Call for Paper Proposals:
The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2016 Conference April 18-19, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis – Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri.