The 33rd annual J.W. Fanning Lecture will take place on Nov. 3, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Athens. We are honored to have Dr. Colin Carter from the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at the University of California, Davis as our guest speaker this year. His lecture is entitled “China and the Global Food Equation.” Dr. Carter is a Distinguished Professor in UC Davis’s Agricultural and Resource Economics Department, where he also served as the Department Chair from 1998-2001. Additionally, he has served as the director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics since 2009. His papers have won numerous awards from the American Agricultural Economics Association, and he has given invited presentations for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, INEA (Istituto Nazionale di Economia Agraria) in Rome, the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum and at universities around the country. All events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 390 E. Washington Street in Athens. (Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia Board Meeting, Oak Boardroom; 10:00 a.m. - Registration and Refreshments, Dogwood/Azalea Room; 10:30 a.m. - J.W. Fanning Lecture, Dogwood/Azalea Room; Noon - Luncheon, Cypress Ballroom; Presentation of J.W. Fanning Professional Awards; 1:30 p.m. - Adjourn The cost of the luncheon is $30. There is no cost for attending the lecture only. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 24, 2017 to attend.