The North American Branch holds its AGM in July each year.
Dear fellow AARES-NAB members,
Thank you all for helping make the AARES-NAB events at the AAEA meetings in San Francisco a resounding success! We held our annual business meeting, a successful membership drive, and organized three sessions at AAEA. Two sessions focused on the comparison of the Western US and Australia drought management experiences and featured Lin Crase, Glyn Wittwer, David Sunding, Richard Howitt, Ellen Hanak, and Frank Ward. The third session featured a lively discussion on the spread and control of infectious livestock disease featuring Alan Olmstead, Ellen Goddard, and Dan Sumner. All three sessions generated great feedback and participation from the audience.
Our branch was also instrumental in the formation of the new Australasia Section of the AAEA and co-councilors Julian Alston and Phil Pardey are currently representing the NAB at the ICAE in Milan. In the next few days we will be sending the Australasia Section meeting summary and hope that AAEA members of the AARES-NAB will consider joining this Section (it is free!).
As part of our effort to revitalize the NAB, we will be preparing periodic newsletters describing branch activities. The attached newsletter describes the year-to-date branch activities with a particular emphasis on the events at AAEA.
Please feel free to share any tidbits you think other members should know about and we will incorporate them into future editions of the newsletter.
Joanna and Duncan MacEwan