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The Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) is a
non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the national presence of
the agricultural economics profession. C-FARE's governing board includes
prominent agricultural economists representing a wide range of public and
private sector interests.
C-FARE will be a widely-recognized organization which helps agricultural
economists contribute to private and public sector decision making on issues
important to agricultural, rural, environmental, food safety and other
related societal issues.
C-FARE has four primary goals:
- To identify key economic issues, establish priorities,
and seek support for research, extension, and academic instruction;
- To help agricultural economists contribute more
effectively to public and private sector decisions;
- To work with other professional organizations to foster
support for agricultural research; and
- To publicize agricultural economics contributions to
solving important societal issues.
C-FARE will undertake activities to: effectively communicate the research
and analytic results of the profession to public and private sector decision
makers; communicate the value of economic contributions to agricultural
research to funding institutions and national policy leaders; clarify how
society is better off allocating scarce funds to agricultural research; help
define more cost-effective ways to solve rural problems; help measure and
foster long-term competitiveness in U.S. agriculture; and evaluate how
people from various income and social categories benefit from cost-saving,
quality-enhancing agricultural research, education and policies.
C-FARE's activities encompass the broad interests of the
profession such as the economics of food production, distribution, and
consumption; international trade and development; natural and human
resources; environmental quality; rural communities and economic
development; rural financial markets; agribusiness management; and public
- Follows the activities of key congressional committees to
identify opportunities for input by agricultural economists.
- Provides input to congressional leaders (i.e., oral and
written testimony) on the role and value of economics in agricultural
- Works closely with other professional organizations to
promote funding for agricultural research, extension and academic
- Organizes national conferences on important economic
- Develops nonpartisan issue papers to enhance the policy
- Provides input to government agencies related to
agricultural economics research and education policy.
- Develops programs to enhance leadership within the
- Establishes linkages with funding and priority setting
In fond memory of our past Chair
North Carolina State University
Crossroads in Agriculture