Welcome to NAREA
You are invited to participate in a workshop on "Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA – Advancing the Science", which will take place on April 23-24, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
This workshop is hosted by USDA’s Economic Research Service, the US Forest Service, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and co-sponsored by the Northeastern Agricultural & Resource Economics Association and AAEA's Land, Water, & Environment Section.
The goal of the workshop is to provide decision makers, researchers, and other stakeholders with an understanding of how innovative methods in economics, advances in theory, and access to new and existing data can be used to improve the valuation of ecosystem services associated with USDA programs and policies.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit a 1000 word abstract by November 15th to EcoServices_Values@fs.fed.us.
You can find out more here. In particular:
Call for CAM Participants: Mentors and Mentees
NAREA is currently seeking applications for mentees, and expressed interest by possible mentors, for the 2019-2020 Career Advancement and Mentorship (CAM) Program sponsored by NAREA. The CAM program is a unique opportunity for pre-tenured faculty and early career scholars to develop and enhance professional networks, receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced NAREA member within the environmental and agricultural economics community, and to attend and organize events at the NAREA annual meeting that focus on issues of concern to early career scholars.
We expect that up to 10 mentors and mentees will participate in the one-to-one 2019-2020 mentoring cohort. This matching will be made based on mentor and mentee preferences and interests that will be communicated through a short mentee application found here. Mentees interested in this year-long program, which will include ongoing mentoring opportunities, need to apply by April 15, 2019. Colleagues interested in serving as a mentor should contact Jill Caviglia-Harris or anyone on the CAM committee directly. We will ask for a short biography (including name and contact information) if this is not already easily accessible on the web. For more information about the program please contact Jill Caviglia-Harris (email@example.com).
Our intent is to include pre-tenure faculty at universities and researchers involved in outreach at both governmental and non-governmental organizations in this program. Although our top priority is to create the best possible matches between our mentors and mentees, preference may be given to mentee applicants in permanent positions (including visiting faculty). Post-doctoral scholars, and researchers in comparable positions, will be considered on a space available basis.
Call for Nominations for Awards
Outstanding Public Service through Economics Award
NAREA calls for nominations for the 2019 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 important problems and improving the welfare of society. The recipient(s) need not be a member of the Association. The nomination letter should focus on why the nominee meets the criteria for the award. Nominees will be evaluated on the quality of their work and their demonstrated contribution to improving societal welfare as indicated by the nomination letter. The recipient(s) will be invited to present an address at the 2019 NAREA Annual Meeting that will be published in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to cover travel costs. Nominations must be received by December 1, 2018. Letters of nomination and biographical sketches should be emailed to Lori Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Distinguished Member Award
NAREA calls for nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Member Award. All members of NAREA in good standing are eligible for nomination to receive this award, in recognition for “continuous and outstanding contributions to the Association, the region, and the profession” and typically “for significant recent professional achievement in the context of an overall meritorious record.” Recipients may be in teaching, research, extension, administration, government or business. According to the by‐laws, an individual may receive the award more than once. To be eligible, each candidate must be nominated by a member in good standing. The nomination letter should specify why the nominee meets the criteria for the award. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2019. Please email nominations to Lori Lynch (email@example.com).
Honorary Life Member Award
NAREA calls for nominations for the 2019 Honorary Life Member Award. This award is given to individuals who are recent active members and who have retired from their main professional position. It recognizes members in good standing of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association who have actively participated in the affairs of the Association and its predecessor organizations as appropriate, and who, while maintaining an active interest in their profession, have recently retired from their formal professional position that comprised the major reason for their initial involvement with the Association. To be eligible, each candidate must be nominated by a member in good standing. The nomination letter should specify why the member is deserving of the award. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2019. Please email nominations to Lori Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additional information on these awards, including lists of past recipients, may be found here.