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College of Agriculture

Students Compete in Annual AAEA Academic Bowl

Announced on: Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

Five CSU, Chico students traveled to Washington D.C. to represent the College of Agriculture at the Agricultural & Applied Economic Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting August 5-7, 2018. Professor Eric Houk accompanied Bailey Bivens, Fahmi Kassis, Alexander Neumann, Alberto Perez, and Ashley Utz to the event, where they competed in the AAEA Academic Bowl.

The Academic Bowl puts competitors to the test in a jeopardy-style quiz bowl with questions from eight categories. These eight categories include agricultural business and finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, management, marketing, quantitative, resources and policy, and a “potpourri” category, which is a combination of all other themes.

“The students represented the college well and advanced several rounds in the competition,” Houk said.

At the meeting, students also had the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers, attend educational sessions, network with industry professionals and academia from across the world, and attend the undergraduate recruitment fair to explore graduate programs and employment opportunities in agricultural economics.