2015 SAEA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars now and plan to join us in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31 – February 3, 2015.

Registration will begin December 1, 2014. Begin planning now to attend and to share your work.

President’s Corner

Dr.  Barry  Barnett   ProfessorAgricultural EconomicsI hope your fall semester is off to a great start! Our journal editors, Andrew McKenzie (U. of Arkansas) and Krishna Paudel (LSU), and the SAEA Executive Committee have been busy this summer with transitioning the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics to its new home at Cambridge University Press. Our SAEA website will soon feature a link to the new online submission system for JAAE manuscripts. Should you have any questions about this transition please feel free to contact me, Wes Harrison (LSU) who is chairing our journal transition committee, or the editors.

Please note the September 15, 2014 deadline to submit proposals for selected papers, posters and organized symposia for the 2015 annual meeting to be held January 31-February 3 in Atlanta. September 15 is also the deadline to submit nominations for lifetime achievement awards and various professional contribution awards (Outstanding Teaching of a Course Award, Distinguished Extension Program Award, Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, and Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award). Information about submissions and nominations can be found here.

The success of our annual meeting depends on you! Please share your work by submitting a paper and/or poster proposal, nominate deserving individuals for awards, and plan on attending the annual meeting. Atlanta should be a great venue. Jeff Jordan has been busy organizing locations for our various annual meeting events. Included in this newsletter are the bios for the candidates for President-Elect and Director. We have an excellent slate of candidates for both positions. You will receive instructions for voting soon, so please examine these bios closely and exercise your right to vote! The Association needs good leadership to help deliver the outstanding services and programs that our members have come to expect.

As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, undergraduate attendance at our annual meeting has increased dramatically in recent years. This is largely due to the great work of our undergraduate committee and the many quiz bowl advisors who bring students to compete. We would like to see this growth in undergraduate attendance continue in Atlanta. Getting students to our annual meeting is a great way to introduce them to our profession. Please encourage your department to participate in the graduate studies Recruitment Fair. It only costs $100 and provides an opportunity to interact with some outstanding students and share information about graduate study opportunities at your university.

Finally, remember to renew your membership. Membership in SAEA is inexpensive and represents a great value for the money spent. Renewal is easy using the “Payments” button at the top of the SAEA webpage. I look forward to seeing all of you in Atlanta!

Barry Barnett, SAEA President

Position Announcements
Marketing Extension Specialist – Center for Profitable Agriculture, University of Tennessee
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M – Economics of Energy, Water & Food Systems

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