Membership: A Renewable Resource - American Society of Agronomy

Membership: A Renewable Resource American Society of Agronomy Crop Science Society of America Soil Science Society of America Three autonomous Societies, united together, by a shared commitment to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, fiber, forage , and pharmaceutical crops while maintaining and improving the environment through wise land management.

American Society of Agronomy Agronomy Feeds the World 7,600+ members and 12,000+ certified (CCA, CPAg) 16% international membership Founded in 1907 Crop Science Society of America

Plant Science for a Better World 5,300+ members 17% International Founded in 1955 Soil Science Society of America Soils Sustain Life 6,400+ members 19% International Founded in 1936 The Value of Membership Publishing Research Annual and Branch Meetings Communities (ASA)/Divisions of Interest (CSSA, SSSA) Career Resources Certification Electronic Communications Leadership Opportunities

Informing Science Policy/Public Information Publications Flagship Journals Agronomy Journal Crop Science Soil Science Society of America Journal Complementary Journals Journal of Environmental Quality Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Education Vadose Zone Journal Journal of Plant Registrations The Plant Genome Publications Magazines CSA News Crops and Soils Soil Horizons (electronic)

Books Custom Content International Meetings ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meetings Cincinnati, OH - Oct. 21-24, 2012 Keynote Speakers & Symposia Plenary Sessions Hot Topics, Cutting-Edge Research, Social Opportunities Student Programs SASES Undergraduate Program,

Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute ASA Sections Agronomic Production Systems Biometry & Statistical Computing Climatology & Modeling Education & Extension Environmental Quality

Global Agronomy Land Management & Conservation Currently there are 39 Communities within the Sections CSSA Divisions of Interest Biomedical, HealthBeneficial, and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants Crop Breeding and Genetics

Crop Ecology, Management & Quality Crop Physiology and Metabolism Forage & Grazinglands Genomics, Molecular Genetics, and Biotechnology Plant Genetic Resources Seed Physiology,

Production, & Technology Turfgrass Science SSSA Divisions of Interest Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils Nutrient Management & Soil and Plant Analysis Pedology Soil/Water Management & Conservation

Biology & Biochemistry Soil Chemistry Soils & Environmental Quality Fertility & Plant Nutrition Soil Mineralogy Soil Physics Wetland Soils Consulting Soil Scientists

Explore Job Opportunities Free Resume Posting for members Job Postings by Employers Online job and graduate school postings at the Annual Meetings Annual Meeting job interviews at the Career Placement Center Career Resources and Awards Over $225,000 in Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

Golden Opportunity Scholars Internships Communications (Headquarters) Online Career Resources and Tools Student Activities Students of Agronomy, Soils, and Environmental Sciences 400+ members Annual Meeting Program Poster and Oral Competitions Student Leadership

Golden Opportunity Scholars Program Graduate Students 1400+ members Sub-Committee of Membership Committee Annual Meetings division student competitions Branch Meetings student competitions-oral & poster Awards (fellowships, internships, etc.) Certification The benchmark of professionalism and a voluntary professional enhancement to a person's career

credentials. Certification tells clients, employers, and the public that you are serious about what you do as a professional. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) US, Canada, India, Mexico (starting 2012) Future Locations: Argentina Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) a specialty of the CCA program Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)

Science Policy Efforts Congressional Visit Days Congressional Soils Caucus (SSSA) Core constituent Scientist Teams Congressional Science Fellows Interns Current Issues: climate change, C sequestration, environment, energy, agroecosystems, frontier science, global hunger Informing Science Policy

Congress White House (OSTP, PCAST) Agencies (USDA, USGS, EPA, NSF, NASA, NOAA, DOE, DOD) Seek federal funding for agronomic, crop and soil sciences Advocate for our sciences funded through USDA, NSF, DOE, NASA, NOAA and other agencies Coalitions, Commodity Groups, etc. Member Benefits Monthly CSA News magazine

Discounts on subscriptions and books Access to the Membership Directory Access to the Scientific Expertise Directory Biweekly e-newsletters Newsflash and Science Policy Report Opportunity to present poster and oral papers in divisions at the Annual Meetings Free online posting of your resume Membership in Communities/Divisions of Interest (in those Societies in which you hold membership) Discounts on meeting registrations

Member Opportunities Awards, Scholarships, Fellowships Volunteer for Society Activities Participate in Science Policy Activities Supporting the Profession & K-12 Activities Leadership Opportunities Committees Task Forces Divisions Editorial Boards

Boards of Directors Leadership Development Workshops I am trying to do anything that I can to give back to the Societies because the Societies have helped my career a lot. I present research at meetings, write in the journals, review manuscripts and participate

on several committees. Palle Pedersen Syngenta Support the Professions SSSA K-12 Committee ( Teacher Resources Book Development Curricula and Workshop Development

ASA and CSSA K-12 Committees are developing information Social Media Twitter | @ASA_CSSA_SSSA and @SSSA_Soils RSS Feeds |,, Facebook | ASA.agronomy, CSSA.crops, SSSA.soils., SASES.students So Get Involved Join the Societies

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