Tackling the Challenges of Innovative Trade and Maintaining Robust Markets, Capitalizing on Big Data, and Advancing Consumer Health
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. Thank you to all that participated in the development of the report and the resulting event! The profession will use the report to communicate the importance of the profession as well as what it aims to do in the coming years to address grand challenges.
Watch the Ag. & Applied Economics Priorities and Solutions Rollout Recording
A report of research priorities for the agricultural and applied economics profession was generated by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) as part of the joint Agricultural and Applied Economics Priorities and Solutions Project. The priority areas are:
- Cultivating economic development and trade policy for economic stability, growth, and equality.
- Understanding consumer preferences to enhance well-being.
- Ensuring growth and opportunities in the farm economy.
- Preparing the agricultural sector for a dynamic climate.
- Achieving nationwide food security to enhance rural and urban economic vitality.
- Enhancing natural resource and agricultural sustainability.
- Big data for advances in agricultural production, food supply, and meeting consumer demands.
- Advancing rural economic growth for a robust America.
- Building an American energy economy.
- Developing the solution supply chain by integrating innovation into the marketplace.
- 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
Cultivating Economic Development and Trade Policy for Economic Stability, Growth, and Equality - Moderator: William Powers, Chief Economist at U.S. International Trade Commission
- 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
Farmer's Questions about Trade Optimization
- Dale Moore, Executive Director, Public Policy, American Farm Bureau Federation
Keynote lunch - Farm Innovation, Big Data Management and Profitability - Moderator: Constance Cullman, President & CEO at Farm Foundation, NFP
- Keynote: Kip Tom, Chairman of TomFarms in Leesburg, Indiana
- Discussant: Warren Preston, Deputy Chief Economist of the USDA
Big data for Advances in Agricultural Production, Food Supply, and Meeting Consumer Demands - Moderator: Scott Swinton, Incoming AAEA President, Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics at Michigan State University
- 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
Understanding Consumer Preferences to Enhance Well-being and Food Security - Moderator: Jill McCluskey, Past AAEA President, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University
- 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