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The Australian Agricultural Economics Society was founded at a conference convened in Sydney in February 1957. T he organising committee for that conference consisted of I.A. Butler (Chairman), K.O. Campbell (Secretary), C.P. Dowsett, P.C. Druce and F.H. Gruen.
From the standpoint of international recognition, perhaps the major accomplishment of the Society and its members lay in the acceptance of the invitation issued to the International Association of Agricultural Economists to hold its thirteenth conference in Sydney in August 1967 - a mere decade after the Australian Society's formation. This conference proved to be not only a welcome stimulus to the local profession, but many overseas visitors discovered for the first time that there was in Australia an active group of agricultural economists, whose contributions were of a standard that deserved world-wide attention.
Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Australia