Annual Meeting

2017 SAEA Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the 2017 SAEA Annual Meeting to be held in
Mobile, Alabama, February 4-7, 2017

Calls for Nominations and Proposals
For information on the calls for selected papers, selected posters and organized symposium proposals see the June SAEA Newsletter. The submission deadline for all is September 16, 2016 at midnight EST.  Information on the calls for nominations of lifetime achievement and distinguished professional contributions awards are also in the newsletter.  The nomination deadlines are September 19, 2016.

Quiz Bowl
Please contact Sierra Howrey, Undergraduate Committee Chair, to sign up for the competition. She is located at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 105 Ag Sciences Building, River Falls, WI 54022, Phone 715/425-3298, Email:

Travel grants are available for students participating in Quiz Bowl. Also note that the registration fees for advisors at schools who have not participated in the last three years will be waived.

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel and The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

Room Rates:  Single $139.00,  Double $139.00, Triple $149.00, Quad Rate $149.00

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Friday, January 20, 2017. Reservations made by individual attendees by calling 1-800-922-3298 and asking for the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists group room block.

• Self Parking reduced to $6.00 per night at the Riverview Plaza only. Valet parking at both Hotels is $17.00 per night.
• Double Marriott Reward Points
• Complimentary internet in guestrooms


For more information on the annual meeting, please go the SAAS website.


2016 SAEA Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas, February 6-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency – San Antonio, TX

2015 SAEA Annual Meeting
January 31 – February 3 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza – Atlanta, GA

2014 SAEA Annual Meeting
February 1-4 at Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center – Dallas, TX

Invited Symposia Sessions
The Effect of Government Programs on Adult and Childhood Obesity – Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr., University of Arkansas; Susan Chen, University of Alabama; Yanhong Jin, Rutgers University

Understanding Differences in Voting and Buying Behavior Expressed by the Public – Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University; John Bovay, University of California-Davis; Kathleen Brooks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Nicole Olynk Widmar, Purdue University

The Forecast and Agricultural Economics – David Bessler, Texas A&M University; Berna Karali, University of Georgia; Aleksandre Maisashvili, Texas A&M University; Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University


Undergraduate Attendance
This year students from 21 universities participated in the quiz bowl. At least six of these universities had not sent students to compete before. Of those sending students this year, eleven of the Universities were 1862 Land Grants, one was an 1890s Land Grant and the others were regional state schools. The student numbers were the highest they have ever been at 126 students with the next highest year being 94. Most of this increase can be explained by the number of students brought by Universities participating in the quiz bowl for the first time.

2013 SAEA Annual Meeting

Future Meetings
Year Location
2017 Mobile, AL Feb 4-7
2018 Jacksonville, FL Feb 3-6

Other Past Meetings
Year Location
2012 Birmingham, AL
2011 Corpus Christi, Texas
2010 Orlando, Florida
2009 Atlanta, Georgia
2008 Dallas, Texas
2007 Mobile, Alabama
2006 Orlando, Florida
2005 Little Rock, Arkansas
2004 Tulsa, Oklahoma
2003 Mobile, Alabama
2002 Orlando, Florida
2001 Fort Worth, Texas
2000 Lexington, Kentucky