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, and Texas.

2018 Annual Meeting
February 4-6, 2018
Jacksonville, FL

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy will be held from Sunday, February 4 through Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS). Member organizations of SAAS will meet from Friday, February 2 through Tuesday February 6, 2018. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront.

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


Presentations/Student Competitions

Both graduate and undergraduate Poster Competitions will be held on Sunday, February 4 with monetary prizes. This is a great opportunity for students to gain presentation experience. Graduate Oral Competitions will take place on Monday, February 5. Professional scientists will also present their research in both poster (on Sunday) and oral (Monday-Tuesday). The poster size should be no larger than 42.5" x 42.5" The title/abstract submission deadline for submitting titles/abstracts is Friday, November 13, 2017.

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Career-Professional Awards

The Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy solicits nominations for Career-Professional Awards to be given in the areas of Educations, 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. Candidates must be a member of the American Society of Agronomy and active at the National and Southern Branch levels. Any active member of the American Society of Agronomy may submit a nomination. The format of these awards follows the one used for equivalent awards presented at the national level such as the Agronomic Resident Education Award, Agronomic Extension Award, and the Agronomic Research Award. Nominations are due by Friday, January 5, 2018.

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Registration includes access to all SAAS sessions, morning and afternoon breaks, and Sunday evening reception with Super Bowl viewing party. Pre-registration is $160 for Professional and $40 for Students. The pre-registration deadline is Monday, January 15, 2018. Onsite registration will be available at $190 for Professionals and $50 for Students.


Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists - Conference and Hotel Information

Additional information about the Annual Meeting and hotel reservations is available on the SAAS website. The deadline for hotel reservations is Saturday, January 20, 2018.


Important Dates & Deadlines
November 13, 2017 - Abstract Submission Deadline
January 5, 2018 - Award Nominations Due
January 15, 2018 - Pre-registration Deadline
January 20, 2018 - Hotel Reservation Deadline
January 23, 2018 - Deadline for Abstract Editing
February 4, 2018 - Poster session (exact time to be determined)
February 5-6, 2018 - Oral paper sessions (exact times to be determined)
Minutes from the 2017 Business Meeting to be approved at the 2018 Meeting.


Please contact Paul DeLaune or Julie Howe with any questions:

Paul DeLaune, President, ASA Southern Branch
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Tel: 940-552-9941, ext. 207

Julie Howe, Vice-President and Program Chair, ASA Southern Branch
Texas A&M University
Tel: 979-845-3814


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Past Meetings

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