CAES Pre Conference Event

2018 Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Annual Meeting

The 2018 Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 as a pre-conference event of the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE 2018). The CAES aims to encourage and improve the study and interpretation of agricultural and resource economics with particular reference to the Canadian economy. The Society is comprised of members who are interested in agricultural and resource economics, providing opportunities for professional development and association among individuals making major contributions to solving important problems of the day.

A note from the CAES president to members:

The last time the international event took place in Canada was in 1979 in Banff and the only other time it was held in North America was in California in 1997.  Since it is unlikely to be held in Canada for another 40 years, we will not be holding our own breakout sessions. Instead, I strongly encourage members to submit to the ICAE 2018 professional program and take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with agricultural economists from all over the world. 


- Peter Boxall

Click here to download CAES Agenda 

The CAES pre-conference event will include four plenary sessions and the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet. Anyone is welcome to register for daytime sessions, however, only CAES members and their spouses are eligible to attend the Awards Banquet.

Plenary Sessions

  1. Presidential and Fellows Addresses
    Brady Deaton (U Guelph) will give the Presidential Address and James Vercammen (UBC) will give the Fellows Address.

  2. Focus on Fellows - NAFTA in Crisis or Renewal: An Exploration of the “Elephants in the Room” 
    CAES Fellow Kurt Klein (University of Lethbridge) will introduce the major developments that have affected trade between Canada and the United States over the last century and a half.

  3. A New Generation of Agricultural Economists Revealed
    Newly hired faculty at Canadian Ag Econ Departments and government policy units will introduce themselves and their research and policy interests and portfolios.

    A panel of Fellows will then address the “Elephants” of the NAFTA negotiations: the supply managed sector, border thickening, the softwood lumber dispute, and the prospects for Canadian agriculture. Presentations will depend on the progress of the negotiations. Audience Q&A will follow.

  4. Annual Business Meeting
    The CAES Board of Directors will report to the membership on its activities over the 2017-18 year. Members will vote on important policy, meet the 2018-19 Board and witness the passing of the gavel to the 2018-19 CAES President.


CAES Schedule

08:30-10:00 Presidential and Fellows Addresses
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Focus on Fellows: NAFTA in Crisis or Renewal: An Exploration of the “Elephants in the Room”
12:30-12:40 Chris Forbes, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will promote the AgriRisk program including a new option to support academic research in order to inform the development of business risk management tools in agriculture.
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Young Professionals: A New Generation of Agricultural Economists Revealed
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Annual Business Meeting (ABM)
19:00-21:00 Annual Awards Banquet
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