The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE), and the USDA Economists Group invites you to attend a USDA agency tour on Wednesday, August 8th.* This workshop is a part of the Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

The tour is designed to give early career professionals and young leaders in the agricultural sectors exposure to USDA agencies. We will host leadership in the agencies who have expertise in agricultural economics, statistics, and policy analysis. It is an unprecedented event that will feature USDA agencies. Please view the agenda for more information.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to network with early career professional faculty members or other agricultural economists who are pursuing advanced degrees. Again, this is an exceptional opportunity which is only offered once every five years.

Please take a moment and secure your spot for this event by replying to by Tuesday, July 24 at 12 noon et that you will attend.

* Some advertisements stated that the event was on August 7th, which is incorrect. We apologize for this confusion.

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July, 18 2018 – The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE,, a non-profit organization which focuses on catalyzing informed decisions through applied economics, applauds the release of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study, Science Breakthroughs 2030: A Strategy for Food and Agricultural Research. The C-FARE is eager to engage across disciplines to cultivate a better understanding of linkages between socioeconomic and biophysical sciences. We agree that this could ‘support more effective policy design, producer adoption, and consumer acceptance of innovation in the food and agricultural sectors’ as the report indicates. @theNASEM: #ScienceBreakthroughs

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Capitol Hill Briefing: USDA ERS economists present research on trade, food safety, and nutrition policy

Register here. NC-FAR and the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics will be hosting a seminar featuring the Economic Research Service (ERS), the intramural economic research agency within the REE Mission AreaDr. Mary Bohman, Administrator of the Economic Research Service will be joined by senior economists to present research on tradefood safety, and nutrition economics. They will also shed light on the important data, economic statistics, and collaborations that allow for such research and analysis to be done in service to our nation.

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Wednesday, June 27th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET - The aim of this webinar is to explain how to address social and economic questions in National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) research programs, and will highlight how an economics component to research can help maximize the impact of NIFA research investments. Speakers will discuss broader relevance of of socio-economic analysis to rural issues, bio-economic issues, nutrition, and food safety. Register Here


  • Sean B. Cash, Bergstrom Foundation Professor of Global Nutrition and an economist with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

  • Mark Partridge, the C. William Swank Chair of Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University and a Professor in the AED Economics Department

  • Wally Tyner is the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University

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