The AEM/Graduate Student Section Case Study Competition allows graduate students to test their communication skills and their ability to apply their knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness subjects to practical situations. Students competing in the competition will receive a copy of the case study at least two weeks in advance of the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting.
AEM/GSS Case Study Competition Rules: Each team should prepare an oral summary of their solution to the case that will last no more than 15 minutes. Presentations lasting over 15 minutes will be penalized. After the presentation, teams should be prepared to answer questions from the judges on their interpretation of the case.
Teams can be comprised of up to three graduate students. Students may either compete as a team from the same school, or may choose to be mixed with students from other schools. If there is only one student from a school that wants to participate, the student can compete on their own, or he/she can be matched with other students. In the case of teams that are matched with individuals from different universities, competitors will be notified of their teammates as soon as possible, but no later than the same day the case is announced.
AEM/GSS Case Study Competition Prizes: The top three teams will receive plaques and cash prizes.
- First Place: $300
- Second Place: $200
- Third Place: $100
- Sunday, July 30, 8:00am – 3:00pm: First Rounds of Competition
- Monday, July 31, 1:30pm – 4:00pm: Final Round (if necessary)
- Monday, July 31, 6:00pm – 7:15pm: Awards Ceremony
Students should register for the AAEA Annual Meeting through the 2017 Annual Meeting Registration Form which is available online at http://www.aaea.org/meetings/2017-aaea-annual-meeting.
Each team must also complete the Case Study registration form identifying their teammates and send it to AAEA no later than June 12, 2017.
Please direct any questions regarding the 2017 AAEA Case Study Competition to Dr. Lia Nogueira-Rodriguez (email@example.com) or GSS Section Chair, Aaron Ates (firstname.lastname@example.org).