Message from the President regarding COVID-19
March 20, 2020
Dear NAREA Members,
We are monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on travel, and plan to review this situation more carefully in the coming week.
At this point, the NAREA Officers and the Organizing Committee for the 2020 NAREA conference have decided to place the conference scheduled June 13-17 on hold, and we expect that the NAREA Executive Board will reach a final decision on the matter toward the end of March / beginning of April. For now, registration will remain open for both the annual meeting and the workshop.
With best wishes to you all,
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.
Call for Papers
The 2020 NAREA Annual Meeting & Workshop will be held June 14-17, 2020, in Mystic, CT. Proposals are invited for selected papers and posters for the annual meeting and for papers for the workshop.
Other Upcoming Events
The NCCC-134 Committee on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management will host its 2020 Conference on April 20-21, 2020, in St. Louis, MO. For the call for paper proposals, click here.
The 2019 NAREA Annual Meeting & Workshop was held June 9-12, 2019, in Portsmouth, NH. The 2019 NAREA Post-Conference Workshop was entitled "Environmental Regulation and Innovation in Local Communities". General information on the annual meeting and workshop is available here.
A workshop entitled "Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA – Advancing the Science" took place in April 2019 in Washington, D.C. This workshop was 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. For more information, including access to workshop papers, click here.
Statement of Commitment to Inclusion and Events Code of Conduct
NAREA is a leader among economics associations in promoting inclusivity and a positive culture. We have recently approved two items: a Statement of NAREA's Commitment to Inclusion
and an Events Code of Conduct
. For all conferences and workshops starting in 2020, everyone registering will be required to indicate a commitment to comply with the Events Code of Conduct.
To learn more about NAREA's efforts on inclusivity, please read Sarah Jacobson's Presidential Address
published in the December 2018 issue of our journal ARER.
2019 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 2019 Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics was awarded to Nancy Bockstael, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. To read more about Nancy and her contributions, click here.