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September 2015 Issue 19


AAEA Trust

Call for Proposals:
AAEA Trust

The AAEA Trust Committee and Executive Board are seeking proposals for programs or projects that:

• Support development of graduate students and early career professionals
• Deepen participation in AAEA or reach out to new groups
• Enhance the AAEA Annual Meeting

Funds donated to the unrestricted and student and early career professional development categories of the AAEA Trust will be used to fund proposals approved by the AAEA Trust Committee and Executive Board. Proposals from AAEA Committees and Sections are encouraged. Please note that the Trust does not fund individual research projects, nor does it retroactively fund activities that have already taken place. Please contact Trust Committee Chair Barry Goodwin at if you would like to discuss your proposal ideas before submission.

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Calls for Applications:


Michigan State Graduate Fellowship and Assistantships

Michigan State University invites applications for the Henry and Annabel Larzelere fellowship for graduate study in agribusiness management and marketing. The fellowship covers tuition, health insurance, and $2000 monthly stipend for the academic year. Selection will be based upon academic promise, with preference given to those intending to study cooperatives, futures markets, or poultry markets.

Graduate assistantships are available for students with interest in many fields of applied economics and management. For Fall 2016 admission, apply by December 31, 2015 to the MSU graduate program in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (

Call for Nominations:
AAEA President-Elect and Directors

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 Nominations must be received by Thursday, October 1, 2015.

People Section

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Dr. Jerry Eckert

Jerry Eckert was an Emeritus Professor at Colorado State University (CSU), where he taught and conducted research in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from 1972-2005. As an academic, he wrote nearly 200 articles and professional papers, two of which won Best Published Article awards. In addition to his academic pursuits, Jerry worked on many international projects, ultimately living more than 20 years in South Asia and Southern Africa. His work redirected agricultural and labor policies in Pakistan and Lesotho, and contributed to food grain self-sufficiency in Pakistan and The Gambia. In South Africa, where he worked at the University of Cape Town, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and the University of Stellenbosch, his research and writing spurred the Apartheid government to accelerate change by creating a more inclusive middle class. He developed the framework for an interracial dialogue on rights in South Africa leading, ultimately, to a new Bill of Rights in 1997. Following the first open elections in South Africa in 1994, Jerry helped to develop an economic growth strategy for the incoming Mandela government.

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Government Relations:

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Call for Paper Proposals:
NCCC-134 2016

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.

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