Zhang, Jensen recognized by AAEA

Wendong Zhang and Helen Jensen were recognized for their work at the 2021 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting. The AAEA annual meeting was held from August 1–3 in Austin, Texas.

Jensen Appreciation Club
AAEA announced an Appreciation Club for Professor Emerita Helen Jensen. Appreciation Clubs allow donation to the AAEA Trust in the name of a prominent agricultural or applied economist. Jensen was recognized for her many contributions to the AAEA and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Jensen was elected AAEA Fellow in 2012, and had previously served on the AAEA Board of Directors. She retired from CARD in August 2018 after more than 33 years of research on food and nutrition policy.

Zhang wins Extension Award
Associate Professor Wendong Zhang received AAEA’s prestigious Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award, Individual: Less than Ten Years’ Experience Award. The award recognizes achievement of excellence in extension economics education programs. Zhang is the third CARD faculty member to receive the award in the last four years—Alejandro Plastina won in 2019 and Lee Schulz won in 2018.

(Released August 2021)