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Welcome to NAREA

NAREA is a professional association of agricultural and resource economists founded in 1981 that is affiliated with the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. The purpose of NAREA is to stimulate and promote education and research on economic and social problems related to the production, marketing and consumption of agricultural products; natural resource use; the environment, and rural economic development; and the interrelation of the agricultural and rural sectors with the rest of the economy. The association currently has over 200 members.

While many members live and work in the Northeast U.S. and Maritime Provinces of Canada, the Association membership now includes agricultural and resource economists from all over the world.

The Association publishes the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and holds an annual meeting in June of each year. The Board of Directors meets twice a year; at the annual June meeting and again in the fall.

For more information on the organization, sponsoring departments, journal, board of directors, and the annual meeting please see the links provided above and on the right.

New Online Membership Management System for NAREA

NAREA has transitioned to a new online membership system. You can join NAREA by clicking on this link www.regonline.com/narea (this will take you to the RegOnline membership system). 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CURRENT MEMBERS: If you are already a member and have paid dues (for example paying for a three year membership within the last two years or paying through AAEA) you should have received an email from Joe Pittle with a code and information on how to activiate your membrship on the new membership system. If you paid membership fees for this year and have not received an email please contact Joe Pittle at jpittle@gmail.com. If you have not paid membership fees for this year then please join NAREA using the above link.

2016 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

NAREA has an annual Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics. This award honors and recognizes economists who have applied agricultural, environmental, consumer, resource, or community development economics in a unique way that has contributed toward solving an important problem and improving the welfare of society.

The 2016 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics was awarded to David Just, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and Co-Director of The Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs at Cornell University. Here are excerpts from the nomination letter:

Professor Just was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Dyson School effective in 2002 upon completion of his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and to Professor effective April 1, 2014. Professor Just is applied economist whose recent research focus has been on how the food choices of food program participants could be influenced using behavioral tools. He is the founder and Co-Director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition (BEN Center), Professor Just has led a movement that has introduced practical changes in schools that have succeeded in nudging children to select apples rather than cookies while still providing a full array of choice (SmarterLunchroomMovement.org). The Center has already influenced over 20,000 schools to make changes in lunch programs. This Smarter Lunchroom Movement has received substantial press due to the quality, timeliness, and impact of this work. We believe that Professor Just’s high impact work in this area perfectly exemplifies what this award is all about. Read the full transcript here.