FARE at the CAES Agricultural Policy Conference

Picture of 3 students holding award certificates

FARE was well represented at this year's Canadian Agricultural Economics Society's Agricultural Policy Conference, held in Ottawa on January 24-26. Alan Ker, Director of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy and Professor in FARE, organized this year's event, which included topics ranging from NAFTA 2.0 to food security to business risk management. 

Eight faculty members attended the conference, with Brady Deaton presenting some of his work on food security (as well as moderating a debate on the future of supply management), while Getu Hailu and John Cranfield moderated two sessions. 

A number of our graduate students and research assistants presented their research in a poster competition, with Kate Jones, a second-year MSc student, placing second in the competition.

FARE graduate students also swept the AAFC Agricultural Policy Briefing note competition, with Kate Jones placing first, Lisa Wong second, and Brianne Chan third. Each received a small cash prize, and Kate will have a paid internship at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Congratulations to all!