Academic journal article Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

NAREA Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

Academic journal article Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

NAREA Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics

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This award was created to recognize and encourage contributions to the general public welfare. The intent is to recognize that agricultural, environmental, consumer, resource, or community development economics can be applied to solve important problems affecting the quality of life of the general public, and that such contributions may come outside the traditional, sometimes narrowly defined, contributions to research, teaching, or extension. The award may be given to anyone, including noneconomists and nonmembers of NAREA.

Sandra Batie is the first holder of the Elton R. Smith Professorship in Food and Agricultural Policy at Michigan State University and currently conducts research on food, agricultural, and environmental policy issues at the state, federal, and international levels. Dr. Batie has been a faculty member at Michigan State University since 1993. Prior to joining MSU, she was a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University beginning in 1973. Dr. Batie has taken sabbatical leaves with the Conservation Foundation, where she studied and wrote about federal conservation policy, and the National Governors' Association, where she specialized in state policy with respect to rural development and groundwater management. She has actively served on various commissions and boards at the National Academy of Science's Board of Agriculture, the Academy's Center for Central Europe and Eurasia Affairs, and the Office of Technology Assessment. …

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