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The Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) will hold its 2013 annual meeting at the Holiday Inn in Ithaca, NY on June 23-25, 2013. NAREA will sponsor selected paper sessions, symposia, plenary talks, and workshop paper sessions. The pre-conference workshop on Beverage Marketing and Policy Issues will be held immediately prior to the annual meeting beginning at noon on June 22 and concluding at noon on June 23. The workshop will feature a field trip to selected wineries in the beautiful Finger Lakes region on Sunday afternoon.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn with the government rate of $118 per room plus tax (two queen beds) or $128 plus tax in the tower (king size bed).  Accomodations can be booked online using the NAR Group Code. (After clicking "book now," enter NAR in space for Group Code, and then click "modify search").  Rooms have been set aside for June 22-25, but your stay can be extended.  To extend, make an on-line reservation for June 22-25 and then contact Shannon Heffron (607-272-1000 x.3195 or sheffron@harthotels.com) to extend your stay.  Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible. 

The opening reception will be held on Sunday evening (June 23, 2013) at the Holiday Inn and is free for those registering for the annual meeting. This reception will feature an open wine, beer, and soda bar plus hors d'oeuvres. The annual meeting registration fee is $150 for members, $175 for non-members, $75 for member students and $85 for non-member students prior to May 1, 2013; after this date the registration fee is $200 for members, $225 for non-members, $100 for member students and $110 for non-member students. The registration fee includes the Sunday evening reception and ticket to Monday's Awards Luncheon.

The Local Arrangements Chair for the 2013 NAREA Annual Meeting is Harry Kaiser (Cornell University). The Program Chair is President-Elect Josh Duke (University of Delaware). The 2013 NAREA Workshop Chair is Brad Rickard (Cornell University). Questions related to annual meeting paper and symposium submission can be directed to Josh Duke. Questions related to local arrangements can be directed to Harry Kaiser, while questions related to the workshop can be directed to Brad Rickard.