I hope you are having a great summer. The SAEA Board had our summer meeting this month and we have started preparations for our annual conference next year in Atlanta. General information about the meeting is provided below. Please mark your calendars for February 3-6, 2024. Included in the newsletter are the calls for award nominations, proposals for selected papers, posters, and organized symposiums, and JMP and 3MT competition submissions.
We are excited to announce the new editorial team for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Chris Boyer (University of Tennessee), Edward Yu (University of Tennessee), and Michael Vassalos (Clemson University) are the new JAAE editors. We are grateful to them for undertaking the important role of editors, and for their willingness to contribute their expertise to ensure the continued success of the journal.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carlos Carpio (Texas Tech University), Olga Isengildina-Massa (Virginia Tech University) and David Willis (Clemson University) for their dedication and commitment to excellence in improving the quality, turnaround times, and impact factor of the journal. Thank you for your invaluable service to the association and the profession as editors of the JAAE. Please consider submitting your work to the journal and when asked to review articles try to submit prompt and high-quality reports. The JAAE is one of the association’s most visible products and it has continued to increase in reputation and impact thanks to a great editorial council and to contributing authors that provide high-quality impactful research.
Exciting changes are also underway on our digital front. In early July, we will be unveiling a fresh and captivating new look for our website. I would like to express my gratitude to the executive board, and especially Jeff Jordan and Matthew McFadden (MM Outreach Solutions) for their efforts to revamp our website and provide our members with relevant information about our association and our ongoing activities.
Finally, I would like to extend an invitation to all our members to get involved and make a difference by volunteering to serve on one of our committees. The strength of our association lies in the commitment, service, and leadership of our members. By actively participating in our committees, you have the opportunity to shape the future of our organization and contribute to its continued success.
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter. We hope that you are as excited as we are about the upcoming annual conference in Atlanta and all the ongoing activities of our association.
Marco A. Palma, SAEA President