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2024 Annual Awards Presentation, 3 PM EDT, April 24, 2024

USDA Economists Group,


On Wednesday April 24th, the USDA Economists Group will meet to present its four annual awards.  You are all invited to attend, either in person at room 107A of the Whitten building or via Zoom at the attached link below.  The attachment is a calendar item that provides details of connecting virtually.  A reception with light refreshments will follow immediately afterwards in the same room.


I am pleased to announce that winner of this year’s awards as follows:

  1. John Lee Award of Group Achievement – USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station Group

  2. Bruce Gardner Award for Visiting Economists – Mary Muth, RTI International

  3. Fred Woods Award for Career Achievement – Shayle Shagam, USDA Office of the Chief Economist

  4. Economist of the Year – Maros Ivanic, USDA Economic Research Service


I sincerely hope that you can attend the meeting, either virtually or in-person, to learn about and celebrate the award recipient’s achievements.


 Peyton Ferrier,

President, USDA Economist Group


Microsoft Teams Need help? 

Meeting ID: 278 527 299 598 

Passcode: tVnLc6 

Please join us for a 5 pm happy hour after our annual awards meeting.  The bar – Elephant and Castle - is walking distance, just across the mall.

USDA Economist Happy Hour

April 24, 2024, starting at 5 pm

Elephant & Castle

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC  20004

Hope to see you there.  Feel free to forward this invite.  And, as always, you don’t have to be a member of the USDA Economist Group to participate.

 Peyton Ferrier


It is an easy walk or metro ride - closer if you leave from the Whitten Building!



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