Washington, DC – April 16, 2018 – The Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics welcomes its new directors and appreciates the service of its continuing members. The Council, also known as C-FARE, is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the national presence of the agricultural and applied economics profession.
C-FARE has a long history of serving the profession and the nation.
“I am pleased to be of service to the profession as the new C-FARE Chairman of the Board of Directors. During these next two years, the Council, its expert network, and the associated institutions will embark on a communication and engagement effort to interpret the nuances of economic research, education, and extension being performed on key themes,” says Spiro Stefanou, C-FARE Board Chair and Department Chair of the University of Florida, Department of Food and Resource Economics. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of leaders.”
The directors provide leadership, governance, and oversight of the organization and its programming. C-FARE promotes the work of applied economists and serves as a catalyst for incorporating economic thinking into the analysis of food, agricultural, and resource decisions.
C-FARE’s new directors are Andrew Muhammad, University of Tennessee; Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University; and Sean B. Cash, of The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
“Agricultural and applied economists are important voices in conversations about food, agriculture, and natural resources. As professionals, we evaluate whether public and private policy accomplishes the desired outcomes and investigate unintended consequences of actions,” says Sean Cash. “As a C-FARE board member, I look forward to highlighting our work to the public, industry, and government institutions to address global challenges.”