Southern Regional Branch

The Southern Regional Branch of ASA comprises the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Texas.

2015 Annual Meeting
February 1-3, 2015

Atlanta, GA

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy will be held from Sunday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS).  Member organizations of SAAS will meet from Saturday, January 31 through Wednesday, February 4. The meeting will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

The annual meeting always provides a venue for collaboration and networking among Agronomy Professionals and students in the Southern Region.  It is an excellent venue for graduate students to present their research findings and talk with professionals in their area of research/interest.


Online Program


Presentations/Student Competitions - Abstract Submission is closed.
Both graduate and undergraduate poster competitions will be held on Sunday, with monetary prizes. This is a great opportunity for student to gain presentation experience. In addition, graduate oral competitions will take place on Monday. Professional scientists will also present their research in both poster (on Sunday) oral (Monday-Tuesday) The poster size should be no larger than 42.5" x 42.5".

The title/abstract submission deadline for submitting and editing titles/abstracts was Monday, November 17.


Pre-Registration - Pre-Registration is closed.
Registration includes access to all SAAS sessions (including the Sunday evening reception and Super Bowl viewing party), and morning and afternoon breaks. Onsite registration will be available at $190 for Professionals and $45 for Students.


Career Professional Awards
The Southern Branch solicits nominations for Career-Professional awards to be given in the areas of Education, Research, and Technology Transfer.  These awards recognize outstanding scientists, with at least 10 years of professional service (after completion of the terminal degree) in agronomy, crop science, soil science, environmental science, or a closely related discipline, who are members of the Society and active at the National and Southern Branch levels.  Candidates may be nominated by any active member of the American Society of Agronomy.  The format of these awards follows the one used for equivalent awards presented at the national level (i.e., Agronomic Resident Education Award, Agronomic Extension Award, and Agronomic Research Award; see outline below).  Nominations are due by January 13, 2015.

View Nomination Information


Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists - Conference and Hotel Information
Additional information about the overall conference and hotel information is available on the SAAS Website.


Important Dates/Deadlines

November 17, 2014 - Abstract submission deadline

January 8, 2015 - Award nominations due

January 16, 2015 - Pre-registration closes

January 23, 2015 This deadline is for completed abstracts - For those students who submitted an abstract to participate in the student competition, oral or poster presentations must be submitted to the program chairman for distribution to judges.

February 1, 2015 Poster session (exact time to be determined)

February 2-3, 2015 Oral paper sessions(exact times to be determined)


Minutes from the 2014 Business Meeting - to be approved at the 2015 meeting.

Please contact Yoana Newman, Southern Branch President or Mark Reiter, Southern Branch Vice President and Program Chair with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.

Yoana Newman, President, ASA Southern Branch

Mark Reiter, Vice-President and Program Chair, ASA Southern Branch

Branch Information



Meeting Information

Past Meetings

Poster and Oral Presentation Tips - from ASA Annual Meeting Poster and Oral Presentation tips