C-FARE's 2017 Board of Directors

C-FARE Board of Directors and Board Committee Members

The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics welcomes its new directors and appreciates the service of its continuing members. The Council, also known as C-FARE, is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the national presence of the agricultural and applied economics profession. C-FARE has a long history of serving the profession and the nation.

"The C-FARE Board of Directors undertook an important strategic planning process, critical for the ongoing success of the organization and its volunteer experts network. We appreciate the hard work of the outgoing board members. They provided an important foundation for continuity of this organization's mission" says Roger Coupal, Board Chairman. "We have a wonderful group of leaders to take the torch and lead the organization forward. We warmly welcome all of the incoming directors."

The directors provide leadership, governance, and oversight of the organization and its programming. 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.

The C-FARE continuing directors include:

C-FARE's new directors are:

"Agricultural and applied economics is not only an interesting discipline, it is also a rewarding discipline to work in because of its role in informing decision makers," says Cathy Roheim, University of Idaho. "As a C-FARE board member, I look forward to facilitating new opportunities for our profession to interact with industry, government and other disciplines to address the many complex and challenging questions facing society."

During a year-long strategic planning process, C-FARE also established five standing committeesto govern its operations. The committees include the Executive Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Associate Members and Strategic Partners Committee, the Program Committee, and the Communications Committee. C-FARE also welcomes the following new committee members: