Southern Agricultural Economics Association picks new president

University of Arkansas economist John Anderson has been elected as the next president of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

He was picked last month through a membership vote that included 400 members of the association. 

The SAEA has a three-year rotation system for the position of president, where the candidate-elect serves as president-elect for one year, president for the second year and past president for their third year.

Anderson is head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and director of the Fryar Price Risk Management Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas. His work has involved describing and assessing the farm- and sector-level impacts of policy, regulatory, and market developments across a wide variety of agricultural commodities and markets

Key responsibilities of the association president include providing strategic leadership and helping to lead execution of its annual meeting and publication of its peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Commenting on his appointment, Anderson said: “”It is an honor for me to have this opportunity to give back to an organization that has done so much for me.”