September 2015 Issue 18
|August 2015, Issue 18|
Thank you to the Awards Committee Chair, Tim Dalton of Kansas State University, Co-Chair, Jaclyn Kropp of the University of Florida, and Board Liaison, Hayley Chouinard of Washington State University, and all who graciously volunteered their time and efforts to serve on an AAEA Award Committee!
Call for Nominations:
The AAEA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from AAEA membership for AAEA President-Elect and two AAEA Directors, all for three year terms beginning July 2016.
Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by Thursday, October 1, 2015.
What motivated you to pursue Agricultural/Applied Economics as a profession?
Leonidas C. Polopolus
Leonidas was born in San Bernardino, California in 1933 where his parents, Constantine and Irene Gatsos Polopolus, were fruit and vegetable growers. Leonidas received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis with highest honors and his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Polopolus was a professor at the University of Florida (UF) from 1969-1996, and taught at the undergraduate and graduate level on a variety of topics, including marketing, micro economic theory, labor, agribusiness, public policy and the economy of modern Greece. In addition to UF, he also was a professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) (1960-1965), and a visiting professor at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Crete, the Athens Agricultural University, and Santa Clara University.