Message from the President regarding 2020 Annual Meeting
May 1, 2020
Dear Friends & Members,
As the conversations surrounding COVID-19 changed from 'bending-the-curve' to 'opening the economy,’ we decided this year to redirected our efforts and move to a virtual meeting for this year.
We plan to return to an in-person conference in June 2021 in Annapolis Maryland. We have postponed the meeting in Mystic, CT until June of 2022. We are looking forward to enjoying this beautiful shipbuilding seaport village, which was settled in 1654.
This year, we will have a virtual meeting from June 15 to June 19. More details pertaining to that meeting will be posted on our website and also shared with you via our newsletter, which will go out around the third week of May. The registration deadline will be extended to just prior to the virtual meeting, and registration this year will be free.
With best wishes,
Webinar: E-Commerce During COVID-19The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) along with the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA), hosted a free webinar on April 24, 2020, to discuss the value of e-commerce for farmers, food gatekeepers and retailers at a moment when customers are shifting their buying habits overnight to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Click here for more information.
Factsheets on COVID-19NAREA is soliciting research and factsheets on the impact of COVID-19 on employment and production activities including, but not limited to, agriculture, resource management, and food supply chains. The factsheets will undergo an expedited review before being posted on our website (see link to COVID-19 webpage in the top menu bar).
If you would like to contribute a factsheet on this topic, please email NAREA President Gal Hochman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know of the topic you would like to post on this webpage. Please also reach out to NAREA if there is specific information regarding COVID-19 that you would like us to find and place on the webpage.
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.
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.