Tackling the Challenges of Innovative Trade, Maintaining Robust Markets, Capitalizing on Big Data, and Advancing Consumer Health
Agricultural and Applied Economics Research Priorities
April 6th 2017
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
The Priorities and Solutions Project is a one year project facilitated by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) in partnership with the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). We are delighted to announce the release of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Priorities and Solutions Report.
- Agricultural and Applied Economics Priorities and Solutions Report - Released on April 6, 2017
The distinguished speakers at the event will focus on trade, agricultural markets, big Ag. data, and consumer health.
- Jill McCluskey, Past AAEA President, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University
- Mary Bohman, Administrator of the USDA Economic Research Service
- Gopinath Munisamy, Director of the Market and Trade Economics Division of USDA's Economic Research Service
- Luis A. Ribera, Associate Professor and Director, Center for North American Studies, Texas A&M University
- Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute and President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists
- Keynote: Kip Tom, Chairman of TomFarms in Leesburg, Indiana will speak about Farm Innovation, Big Data Management and Profitability
- Moderator: Constance Cullman, President & CEO at Farm Foundation, NFP
- Discussant: Warren Preston, Deputy Chief Economist of the USDA
- Keith Coble, A W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics and Department Head at Mississippi State University
- Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of NASS's Research and Development Division
- Stacy Sneeringer, Economist in the Structure, Technology, and Productivity Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics Division of USDA's Economic Research Service
- Craig Gundersen, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- David Just, Professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University
- Jayson Lusk, President of the AAEA, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University
The objectives of this project are to accomplish the following:
- Identify overarching priorities for agricultural and applied economics research and education to address society’s challenges over the next decade.
- Promote communication among agricultural and applied economists about the priorities for developing new research projects, research methods, and curricula to meet the future needs of society.
- Communicate to policy makers in Congress and federal agencies about the key needs and priorities for research and education in agriculture and applied economics.
- Influence the availability of funding for the identified priorities of research and education.
- Articulate the unique role of agricultural and applied economists in working with other disciplines to respond to the challenges facing society.
- Identify the educational needs for future agricultural and applied economists and develop new and innovative curricula to meet those needs.
- Project Chair: Jill McCluskey, AAEA President, Washington State University
- Project Director: Gene Nelson, Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University
- Steering Committee:
- Mike Adjemian, USDA Economic Research Service
- Mary Ahearn, USDA Economic Research Service (Retired)
- Walt Armbruster. Farm Foundation (Retired)
- Titus Awokuse, Michigan State University
- Joshua Berning, University of Georgia
- Susan Capalbo, Oregon State University
- Roger Coupal, University of Wyoming
- Tim Dalton, Kansas State University
- Ken Foster, Purdue University
- Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois
- Neal Hooker, Ohio State University
- Leif Jensen, Pennsylvania State University
- Eluned Jones, South Dakota State University
- David Just, Cornell University
- Nigel Key, USDA Economic Research Service
- Dan Lass, University of Massachusetts
- Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University
- Kent Messer, University of Delaware
- Kimberly Morgan, Virginia Tech University
- Abby Okrent, USDA Economic Research Service
- Marco Palma, Texas A&M University
- Norbert Wilson, Auburn University
- Project Manager: Caron Gala, Executive Director, C-FARE
The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. C-FARE promotes the work of applied economists and serves as a catalyst for incorporating economic thinking into the analysis of food, agricultural, and resource decisions. We serve as a conduit between the research and outreach community and Washington, DC decision makers and stakeholders, matching expertise to public needs.
The mission of the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) is to enhance the effectiveness of the food, agricultural, resource, and related economic sectors through a stronger national presence of the agricultural and applied economics profession in the processes of identifying key economic issues; connecting the work of the profession to those in policymaking and leadership, and generating greater public appreciation for research, extension/outreach, and academic programs.
The scope of C-FARE’s activities is consistent with the broad and growing range of subject matter areas that comprise the profession. Included among the subject matter areas are the economics of food production, distribution, and consumption; international trade and development; macroeconomic issues; natural and human resources; environmental quality; rural and agribusiness management; public policy; legal-economic issues; energy; and others. The Council also develops linkages to other rural, social, agricultural, and life sciences.
The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. Members of the AAEA are employed by academic or government institutions, as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of teaching, research, and extension/outreach activities. Their work addresses a broad range of topics such as the economics of agriculture, international and rural development, resources and the environment, food and consumer issues, and agribusiness.