Monday, August 10, 2020

Members in the News: Meyer, Batabyal, Mintert, Bozic, Norton, Alwang, Escalante, Luo, Featherstone, Deller, MacDonald, Llewelyn, Coffey… et al.

Seth Meyer, University of Missouri

After Record Corn Sale to China, Perdue Expects 'A Big Shipping Season This Fall'

By: Successful Farming - July 31, 2020

“The product has to make it there in the calendar year,” said Meyer. “While these are good-size corn purchases by the Chinese, we don’t know when they will go (or) if this is a political move to get phase one products ‘on the books’ even if not shipped.”

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Read more on: Successful Farming


Amitrajeet Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology

International trade has cost Americans millions of jobs. Investing in communities might offset those losses

By: The Conversation - August 3, 2020

Arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity, said former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan. Globalization, the international trade in goods and services with minimal barriers between countries, may seem inevitable as the world’s economies become more interdependent.

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Read more on: The Conversation


James Mintert, Purdue University


Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota

Interview with Marin Bozic about the dairy market

By: AgriTalk - August 4, 2020

"Ten years ago when we had a global financial crisis and the government was buying dairy products in bulk dairy commodities and supporting dairy markets in that way. We’ve learned the lesson in the crisis before and even still. We have learned a lesson that if you buy bulk commodities, the market will stay low for an extend period of time. We were determined to not repeat that experience this time, that’s why instead of buying a lot of powder—storable dairy commodities, the government intervened through food box purchases," said Marin Bozic.

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Read more on: AgriTalk


George Norton, Virginia Tech
Jeffrey Alwang, Virginia Tech

Integrated pest management practices bring more than $12 billion to the developing world

By: Augusta Free Press - August 1, 2020

That’s according to findings of a review published recently by Virginia Tech researchers George Norton, Muni Muniappan, and Jeff Alwang and researcher Menale Kassie from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya. Together they document more than $12 billion in economic benefits as a result of integrated pest management application, which more than pays for all the funds spent globally on IPM.

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Read more on: Augusta Free Press


Cesar Escalante, University of Georgia
Tianyuan Luo, University of Florida

'Show me your papers': A decade after SB 1070

By: Arizona Public Media - July 30, 2020

Escalante co-authored a paper on the topic with University of Florida researcher Tianyuan Luo.

Escalante said their findings show how a measure meant to target one type of immigration ended up affecting a much larger group. The provision's ballooning impact shaped a generation of Arizona Latinos.

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Read more on: Arizona Public Media


Allen Featherstone, Kansas State University 

Broad view of food production and potential

By: Dodge City Daily Globe & Morning Ag Clips  - July 28 & August 4, 2020

As a professor of agricultural economics, Allen Featherstone knows his way around classrooms and meeting venues. After all, he’s been teaching and conducting research for about 35 years. But the new coronavirus pandemic put a temporary hold on in-person classes and conferences and prompted quick adjustments in how he and his Kansas State University colleagues present information and research findings.

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Read more on: Dodge City Daily Globe & Morning Ag Clips


Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin

Wisconsin's smallest businesses faced biggest hurdles to get COVID-19 loans, experts say

By: Wisconsin State Journal - July 26, 2020

UW-Extension’s Steven Deller said the larger businesses and those with connections — either through previous enterprises or through seasoned investors — could more easily get private loans, if they were needed. Small businesses, which he defined as only having about a dozen employees, wouldn’t have as easy a time.

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Read more on: Wisconsin State Journal


James MacDonald, USDA-Economic Research Service

Farm Consilidation: Successes and Failures of Earlier Modeling

By: Daily Times Leader - July 28, 2020

MacDonald says, "The finding that consolidation has been widespread across commodities and persistent over time implies that farm commodity programs cannot be a dominant driver of consolidation, since commodity programs focus on field crops, and not on specialty crops or livestock. Yet the pace of consolidation has been quite similar in fruits, vegetables, field crops, and livestock. The widespread and persistent pace suggests that technology plays and important role in consolidation. In particular, the introduction and diffusion of labor-saving equipment, materials, and organizational changes allow a single farmer or farm family to manage more acres or more animals.

The persistent trend in consolidation calls into question some earlier modeling that argued that consolidation resulted from the exit of farmers and farm labor in search of higher earnings outside of agriculture."

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Read more on: Daily Times Leader


Richard Llewelyn, Kansas State University
Brian Coffey, Kansas State University
Allen Featherstone, Kansas State University
Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University
Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University
Chelsea Arnold, Kansas State University
Jody Wendt, Kansas State University
Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Daniel O’Brien, Kansas State University
Jennifer Ifft, Kansas State University
Nathan Hendricks, Kansas State University

Conference will focus on effect of virus on ag economy

By: Hays Post & Great Bend Post - July 30 & 31, 2020

Agricultural producers in Kansas and other states this year can participate in Kansas State University’s Risk & Profit Conference from wherever they are as the university takes the entire conference online. The conference is set for Aug. 10-14. 

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Read more on: Hays Post & Great Bend Post


John Anderson, University of Arkansas


Scott Swinton, Michigan State University

Why Biomass Residue Is Not as Plentiful as It Looks: Case Study on Economic Supply of Logging Residues

By: Mammoth Times, Intern Daily, SeattlePI, Stamford Advocate, My San Antonio, SF Gate, Chron, Targeted News Service, AZ Central, Borger News-Herald, WICZ, Mammoth Times, Financial Content, Morning News, BioFlorida, Fox34, Fat Pitch Financials, Magic 106.5, Le Lezard, WBOC, Daily Times Leader, Decatur Daily Democrat, Business Insider, Fox 21 Delmarva, Sweetwater Reporter, The Punxsutawney Spirit, The Pilot News, ASK, The Kane Republican, The Observer News Enterprise, Finanzen.net, The Saline Courier, The Post and Mail, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Community Post, The Antlers American, Starkville Daily News, Winslow, Evans, & Crocker Inc., Chronicle Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Evening Leader, myMotherLode, NewsOK, The Ridgway Record, The Inyo Register, & Big Spring Herald - July 31, 2020

Swinton says, "We looked at logging residues, and we found that landowners are often unwilling to allow them to be removed. That alone cuts the potential supply in half. When you account for what is technically feasible and sustainably wise, that cuts the supply in half again. Finally, the costs of processing and transportation add to the price that suppliers would require to deliver logging residues to a demand point. Bottom line, the quantity of energy biomass that is economically available from logging residues is less than a quarter of the biophysical inventory."

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Read more on: Mammoth Times, Intern Daily, SeattlePI, Stamford Advocate, My San Antonio, SF Gate, Chron, Targeted News Service, AZ Central, Borger News-Herald, WICZ, Financial Content, Morning News, BioFlorida, Fox34, Fat Pitch Financials, Magic 106.5, Le Lezard, WBOC, Daily Times Leader, Decatur Daily Democrat, Business Insider, Fox 21 Delmarva, Sweetwater Reporter, The Punxsutawney Spirit, The Pilot News, ASK, The Kane Republican, The Observer News Enterprise, Finanzen.net, The Saline Courier, The Post and Mail, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Community Post, The Antlers American, Starkville Daily News, Winslow, Evans, & Crocker Inc., Chronicle Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Evening Leader, myMotherLode, NewsOK, The Ridgway Record, The Inyo Register, & Big Spring Herald


Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Why food policy has evolved rapidly for the past three decades?

By: SeattlePI, Mammoth Times, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Post and Mail, myMotherLode, Morning News, Finanzen.net, The Kane Republican, The Pilot News, The Observer News Enterprise, The Ridgway Record, Decatur Daily Democrat, The Antlers American, The Evening Leader, Starkville Daily News, Fox 21 Delmarva, Big Spring Herald, Chronicle Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Community Post, Borger News-Herald, Business Insider, Fat Pitch Financials, The Saline Courier, The Punxsutawney Spirit, Winslow, Evans, & Crocker, Inc., Daily Times Leader, The Inyo Register, NewsOK, Sweetwater Reporter, The Buffalo News, WBOC, Seed Daily, WRCB TV, WICZ, One News Page, Le Lezard, BENZINGA, SeattlePI,  NewsBlaze, Stamford Advocate, & Wine Diva Lifestyle - August 5, 2020

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Assocaiton (AAEA) invites you to attend the 2020 AAEA Virtual Meeting. There are over 600 expert speakers presenting in more than 100 concurrent sessions. Media and press are invited to attend any concurrent session, or plenary session with a complimentary media registration.

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Read more on: SeattlePI, Mammoth Times, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Post and Mail, myMotherLode, Morning News, Finanzen.net, The Kane Republican, The Pilot News, The Observer News Enterprise, The Ridgway Record, Decatur Daily Democrat, The Antlers American, The Evening Leader, Starkville Daily News, Fox 21 Delmarva, Big Spring Herald, Chronicle Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Community Post, Borger News-Herald, Business Insider, Fat Pitch Financials, The Saline Courier, The Punxsutawney Spirit, Winslow, Evans, & Crocker, Inc., Daily Times Leader, The Inyo Register, NewsOK, Sweetwater Reporter, The Buffalo News, WBOC, Seed Daily, WRCB TV, WICZ, One News Page, Le Lezard, BENZINGANewsBlaze, Stamford Advocate, & Wine Diva Lifestyle


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Friday, August 7, 2020

OSS: Capacity for Food-Energy-Water Integrated Research

 Capacity for Food-Energy-Water Integrated Research

Date: August 12, 2020
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm CST
Location: Zoom - click here to attend session

Researchers from USDA-ERS, Cornell University, and Argonne National Laboratory jointly organize the session focused on sustainability issues at the FEW nexus. The objectives is to identify the gap areas and challenges in integrated systems modeling of food-energy-water nexus, examine methodologies to model the integrated food systems and develop action plans to pursue collaborative research opportunities.

Discussants:

  • Frank GeCornell University

Panelists:

  • Hui Xu, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jing Yi, Cornell University
  • Sarah Rehkamp, University of Hawaii - Mãnoa
  • Uisung Lee, Argonne National Laboratory

Organizers:

  • Miguel I. GomezCornell University
  • Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Patrick N. CanningUSDA-Economic Research Service

Moderator:

  • Patrick N. Canning, USDA-Economic Research Service
To view other upcoming Organized Symposiums, click here.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Members in the News: Glauber, Westhoff, Orden, Mintert, Bigelow, Shew, McFadden, Gundersen, Zhang, Hubbs, Irwin, Lusk, Kumar, MacDonald... et al.

Joseph Glauber, IRPRI
Patrick Westhoff, University of Missouri

'Here's your check': Trump's massive payouts to farmers will be hard to pull back

By: Politico & South China Morning Post - July 14, 2020

“It’s hard rolling back these things,” said Joseph Glauber, senior fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and former USDA chief economist. “The headlines are going to scream when [USDA] puts out a February 2021 farm income forecast that doesn’t show any ad hoc payments. Those will be ripped out of the balance sheet.”

“There will obviously be political pressure to make sure the sector is as financially healthy as possible,” said Patrick Westhoff, FAPRI’s director. “If we’re looking at a sharp downturn in farm income in front of us without additional payments, you can bet there will be a lot of pressure for payments to occur.”

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Read more on: Politico & South China Morning Post


David Orden, Virginia Tech

China objects to US retaliation over grain subsidies

By: Agri-Pulse - July 29, 2020

The Chinese proposal, while potentially complying with WTO precedent, is basically “sleight of hand,” says David Orden, a professor at Virginia Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. “By announcing these limits, China is saying it is now in compliance. The limit is more than the expected procurement, so it’s not going to have any real effect on what they procure.”

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Read more on: Agri-Pulse


Joseph Glauber, IFPRI


James Mintert, Purdue University

Indiana Farmland Values Increase, Signs Point to Potential COVID-19 Slump

By: AgFax - July 27, 2020

For a more in–depth analysis of the survey, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar from 3:30–4:30 p.m. EDT on Aug. 7. The public is invited to join Purdue agricultural economists Kuethe, James Mintert, and Michael Langemeier as they breakdown the Purdue Farmland Values Survey and USDA Land Values report, discuss marketing strategies for 2020 corn and soybean crops, and make projections for 2021 corn and soybean returns.

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Read more on: AgFax


Daniel Bigelow, Montana State University

What factors impact land values?

By: Western Farmer-Stockman - July 27, 2020

“The value is a function of current income, expected future income and interest rates,” explains Dan Bigelow, assistant professor of agricultural economics at Montana State University. “The per-acre value of farmland serves as a barometer for the overall financial well-being of the ag sector.” For 2020, farm real estate is estimated as 83% of the ag sector asset value.

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Read more on: Western Farmer-Stockman


Aaron Shew, Arkansas State University
Brandon McFadden, University of Delaware

Crop burning to be studied

By: Talk Business & Politics - July 29, 2020

“The goal of this large-scale, collaborative project is capacity building for the A-State College of Agriculture to participate in high quality research and extension,” Shew said. “A-State’s collaborations with these other institutions will raise the potential for faculty to conduct impactful research and work with the state Cooperative Extension Service to disseminate information to producers.”

Researchers from the other involved institutions include Dr. Jarrod Hardke, rice agronomist, Extension Service, University of Arkansas; Dr. Jack Cothren, director of the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies and professor, University of Arkansas; Dr. Jessica McCarty, director of the Geospatial Analysis Center and assistant professor, Miami University; and Dr. Brandon McFadden, assistant professor of agricultural economics, University of Delaware.

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Read more on: Talk Business & Politics


Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

USDA pandemic food box program extended

By: Marketplace - July 28, 2020

“If you were to put together these food boxes, to apply the same amount of food that’s being given through SNAP, it would be just enormous,” Gundersen said.

He added that the average benefit under SNAP is about $275 a month. The maximum can be much more. And packing up all that food in a box would be expensive.

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Read more on: Marketplace


Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University
Joseph Galuber, IRPRI
Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Global ag trade feels COVID-19 impact

By: World-Grain - June 26, 2020

Ongoing measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are impacting global trade of agricultural products and will be a significant factor in whether China will meet its phase one trade commitments with the United States.

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Read more on: World-Grain


Jayson Lusk, Purdue University

PISC Highlights Animal Food Industry in Age of COVID-19

By: Milling and Grain & Feed & Grain - June 28, 2020

Jayson Lusk, Ph.D., distinguished professor and head of the agricultural economics department at Purdue University, spoke on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting consumers’ shopping behaviors and what they will demand in the future.

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Read more on: Milling and Grain & Feed & Grain


Anjani Kumar, IFPRI

Cash, on delivery: How India has taken up DBT in the times of COVID-19

By: DownToEarth - July 12, 2020

“In the last few days, I spoke to 40 to 50 beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have Jan Dhan accounts and are getting the money,” said Anjani Kumar, former principal scientist with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and currently a research fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute.

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Read more on: DownToEarth


James MacDonald, USDA-Economic Research Service


Ruiqing Miao, Auburn University
Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus and Emerging Agricultural Technologies

By: Farms.com - July 27, 2020

The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 (United Nations 2019), resulting in grand demand for food, energy, and water (FEW) to sustain human life and well-being. As the leading food producing country in the world, the United States therefore faces increasing pressure to meet this grand demand. Since food production requires tremendous amount of water and energy and since the chemical uses in crop production reduce water quality, how to optimize resource utilization in the FEW nexus arises as a pressing issue in the realm of agricultural production and resource management.

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Read more on: Farms.com


Johan Swinnen, IFPRI

2020 Global Food Policy Report: IFPRI for building inclusive food systems

By: Dhaka Tribune - July 6, 2020

“Food systems provide opportunities to improve food and nutrition security, generate income, and drive inclusive economic growth, but even in prosperous times too many people are excluded from fully participating in them and securing these benefits,” said Johan Swinnen, director general of IFPRI.

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Read more on: Dhaka Tribune


Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University

Survey: Oklahomans have conflicting feelings for masks, COVID-19 dangers

By: The Oklahoman - July 28, 2020

“The multi-state focus is important because decisions regarding the pandemic tend to be influenced by states within a region," said Courtney Bir, OSU Extension agricultural economist. "Plus borders on a map are not a magic wall; coronavirus can spread across state lines easily.”

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Read more on: The Oklahoman


Courtney Bir, Oklahoma State University
Cheryl DeVuyst, Oklahoma State University

OSU study provides insights into regional beliefs about pandemic-related wearing of masks

By: The Claremore Daily Progress - July 27, 2020

“The multi-state focus is important because decisions regarding the pandemic tend to be influenced by states within a region, plus borders on a map are not a magic wall; coronavirus can spread across state lines easily,” said Courtney Bir, OSU Extension agricultural economist who was part of the multi-institutional research team.

“Dr. Bir is providing unbiased research on key areas associated with risk management and informed decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Cheryl DeVuyst, head of OSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics. “Schools, community organizations and business owners trust our faculty to provide fact-based input as they make important decisions.”

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Read more on: The Claremore Daily Progress


Nicole Olynk Widmar, Purdue University

Survey: Masks have role in US response to COVID-19

By: Herald Journal & Hoosier Times - July 25 & 29, 2020

“We’re still in the beginning of understanding what U.S. residents see as the role for masks in reopening society, as well as why they do or do not comply,” said Nicole Olynk Widmar, professor and associate department head of agricultural economics at Purdue and co-author of the study.

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Read more on: Herald Journal & Hoosier Times


Paul Jakus, Utah State University
Sherzod Akhundjanov, Utah State University

USU professors eye impact of West’s national monuments

By: Cache Valley Daily - July 26, 2020

Paul Jakus and Sherzod Akhundjanov studied 20 counties near federally protected lands in five western states and found no evidence that a monument designation affected income in those counties.

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Read more on: Cache Valley Daily


Shenggen Fan, IFPRI

Why food policy has evolved rapidly for the past three decades?

By: Seed Daily, Wine Diva Lifestyle, The Middletown Press, Chron, Stamford Advocate, 21 WFMJ, One News Page, NewsBlaze, KAKE, State of Digital Publishing, A Rain of Thought, Erie News Now, Seed Daily, BENZINGA, Magic 106.5, Morning News, Winslow, Evans, & Crocker Inc., Daily Times Leader, AZ Central, Fat Pitch Financials, Big Spring Herald, Fox 21 Delmarva, The Saline Courier, WICZ, Finanzen.net, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Punxsutawney Spirit, Markets Insider, WBOC, Decatur Daily Democrat, The Kane Republican, myMotherLode, The Pilot News, The Buffalo News, The Post and Mail, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Community Post, The Evening Leader, Ask, The Antlers American, Chronicle Journal, Sweetwater Reporter, Starkville Daily News, The Inyo Register, NewsOK, The Observer News Online, & The Ridgway Record - July 29, 2020

Fan says, "For the past 30 years, the objectives food policy have evolved from increasing food availability to food accessibility, better managmnet of natural resource management and climate change, and tacking poverty and malnutrtion. Only until very recenlty has a food system approach been used to tackle all these challenges together. The COVID-19 Pandemic is a wake up call for food policy analyst to rethink of food systems we would like to have in the future. Among many features, resilience and inclusion must become more prominent."

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Read more on: Seed Daily, Wine Diva Lifestyle, The Middletown Press, Chron, Stamford Advocate, 21 WFMJ, One News Page, NewsBlaze, KAKE, State of Digital Publishing, A Rain of Thought, Erie News Now, Seed Daily, BENZINGA, Magic 106.5, Morning News, Winslow, Evans, & Crocker Inc., Daily Times Leader, AZ Central, Fat Pitch Financials, Big Spring Herald, Fox 21 Delmarva, The Saline Courier, WICZ, Finanzen.net, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Punxsutawney Spirit, Markets Insider, WBOC, Decatur Daily Democrat, The Kane Republican, myMotherLode, The Pilot News, The Buffalo News, The Post and Mail, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Community Post, The Evening Leader, Ask, The Antlers American, Chronicle Journal, Sweetwater Reporter, Starkville Daily News, The Inyo Register, NewsOK, The Observer News Online, & The Ridgway Record


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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Section: Natural Sciences Education in a COVID-19 World


In mid-March, all of us in K-12 and higher education had to retool our courses under the intense emergency circumstances of a global pandemic due to COVID-19. As we look ahead to the 2020/21 academic year, we begin to imagine how to successfully adapt courses for online delivery, while continuing to offer learning experiences for our students that are as high quality as possible. Similar challenges are also facing those of us working in extension. Building on the success of the 2020 NSE special issue, the 2021 special issue of “Natural Sciences Education in a COVID-19 World” will explore our collective experiences with adapting to COVID-19. We encourage contributions on the following topics:

·         Ideas, approaches and case studies on how to address the need to move courses online (relevant to both K-12 and higher education).
·         Strategies to deal with various administrative challenges in higher education.
·         Issues facing extension specialists in reaching out to farmers.

The overall goal is to share information that will allow institutions to build resilient programs that continue to meet learning outcomes necessary to prepare future generations of land managers and scientists.

Deadlines:
Letter of intent to write a paper to be sent to Bob Mahler (bmahler@uidaho.edu)
by Sept. 15, 2020
Submission deadline is Nov. 15, 2020