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May 31, 2018
We welcome the following new members who joined the Societies in April 2018....
May 31, 2018
We welcome the following new corporate member as of 18 Apr. 2018:...
May 31, 2018
We have conversations with family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers throughout our day. Most are simple linear “ask and tell” conversations; however, some are more complex. What we think, w...
May 31, 2018
How many of you knew that Dr. Hans Jenny created a movie? We recently learned about the film though we are unable to locate a copy through our Society archives. The film title is , and it was created ...
May 3, 2018
We welcome the following new members who joined the Societies in March 2018....
May 3, 2018
The 2018 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA elections for division/section chair, board representatives, and president-elect were completed in March—all offices begin in 2019....
May 3, 2018
We welcome the following new corporate member as of 19 Mar. 2018:...
May 3, 2018
One of the ways the Women in Science Committee is highlighting women in our Societies is to feature their careers and share their perspectives. I have chosen to interview Jennifer Yates (JY), a leader...
April 19, 2018
The Agriculture Experiment Station Management and the Military Land Use Communities have merged together to form a stronger community with the name “Agricultural Experiment Station Management Commun...
April 19, 2018
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in February 2018....
April 19, 2018
As reported in last month’s issue of magazine (see ), ASA sponsored a set of four videos outlining one aspect of agronomic science. Laura Christianson, University of Illinois–Urbana, was the firs...
April 19, 2018
I started writing this article, 37,000 ft above sea level, midflight. While trying to contextualize self-awareness as a leadership skill, I realized that it pretty much follows the same principle of t...
 
March 8, 2018
We welcome the following new corporate member as of 14 Feb. 2018:...
March 8, 2018
We are in a most exciting time for scientists and practitioners in agronomy working together to apply knowledge across disciplines with the goal to produce more and better food sustainably on a limite...
March 8, 2018
The Women in Science Committee is a great way to get involved in the Societies. Our primary goal is to promote and encourage women to achieve their professional goals. Another major objective is stren...
March 8, 2018
In every financial prospectus I receive, there is this caveat: past performance is no guarantee of future results. Over time, the financial industry has had success with the public accepting this simp...
March 8, 2018
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in January 2018....
March 8, 2018
As the ASA Communications Committee puts the final touches on its plan for public promotions for the years 2017–2018, a new web page promotes the work of our scientists....
February 15, 2018
The 2018 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA elections open 20 February and close 21 March. The Societies are committed to membership participation in governance and to diversity in leadership and encourage members t...
February 15, 2018
ASA and CSSA have created a new, informational blog () about sustainability and food security for the general public. The blog—titled —is a combined effort of the A522 and C522 Communications Comm...
February 15, 2018
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in December 2017....
February 15, 2018
In early 2017, the C522 Communications Committee began creating a communications plan for the 2017–2019 planning cycle. One of the objectives in the 2017–2019 CSSA Strategic Plan is to The outrea...
January 4, 2018
Have you ever felt overwhelmed at work? Too many tasks and deadlines that keep you on the roll? We all have different ways to relate to stress at work or in school. I invite you to ask yourself:...
January 4, 2018
As scientists, we put a lot of effort into planning our research protocols and applied science practices. After all, that’s what we are trained to do. We study research methods, use of equipment, an...
January 4, 2018
Although the International Year of Soils was over in late 2015, SSSA continues to be a leader in presenting information to the general public via its website, blog, and YouTube videos. And, in early 2...
January 4, 2018
As a member of ASA, CSSA, and/or SSSA did you know that you can take advantage of year-round learning and professional development free or at a great member discount? Here are some key facts about the...
January 4, 2018
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in November 2017....
December 7, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in October 2017....
December 7, 2017
Congratulations to first-place winners of the 2017 Annual Photo Contest: Jaclyn Fiola, Blake Bergkamp, and Stephen DeGloria....
December 7, 2017
I hope you’ve been following the work–life balance article series written this past year by members of the Women in Science Committee. The articles have appeared in this magazine and on the commit...
December 7, 2017
The Global Climate Change (GCC) Community is part of ASA’s Climatology and Modeling Section with more than 650 members. The goal of the GCC community is to provide a forum for better understanding o...
December 7, 2017
Earlier this year, the three Societies collectively created an Emeritus Member Task Force and charged it with finding new ways to serve members and increase emeriti membership and engagement....
December 7, 2017
Are you passionate about serving the practicing professional community and getting the best research-based practices down to the farm level? Do you work in the Corn Belt region? If so, magazine wants...
November 3, 2017
Remote sensing was not envisioned more than a century ago when ASA was formed. However, scientists and growers at that time used their eyesight to provide qualitative assessments of crop characteristi...
November 3, 2017
The Career Center () promotes and encourages opportunities in the agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences and serves as a clearinghouse for resumes and job listings. Employers and recruiters...
November 3, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in September 2017....
November 3, 2017
I find it difficult to follow my fellow Women in Science community members on the topic of work–life balance. There have been so many great tips and perspectives already shared this past year, but w...
October 5, 2017
Smallholder production systems are increasingly diverse. Traditionally characterized by subsistence production on intergenerational lands, smallholder systems have shifted to include a wide variety of...
October 5, 2017
Over the past years, we have entertained a lively discussion on the definition of soil. Why is this important to SSSA and society as a whole? Well, to succinctly define “soil” delineates what we s...
October 5, 2017
Have you ever tried to talk about your work to family or friends—only to get yawns? These are the same people taking time to watch one or more of the two million cat videos on the internet, right?...
October 5, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in August 2017....
October 5, 2017
Our specialty groups transcend science and create member connections that speak to the social fabric across our agronomy, crop science, and soil science communities. The initial groups are live and in...
October 5, 2017
Regardless of whether you are a student, professor, or public servant, we all have one specific time each year when we feel truly overwhelmed and we sense that feeling of pressure coming on. During th...
September 15, 2017
The Sensor-based Water Management Community is included under the Climatology and Modeling Section of ASA. This Community focuses on research interests related to plant and soil water sensors and sens...
September 15, 2017
Strong partnerships naturally germinate from mutual values. Case in point: the memorandum of understanding signed in June by ASA, CSSA, and SSSA and The Nature Conservancy....
September 15, 2017
Life changes and we want to know about yours. Update your ASA, CSSA, and SSSA member record, and help us keep you connected!...
September 15, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in July 2017....
September 15, 2017
During the year, the Women in Science Committee has written a series of articles on work–life balance. Of course, work–life balance crosses all genders, career stages, geographies, employment type...
August 3, 2017
It might seem too early in my life to think about work-life balance, but PhD life does get busy and quite stressful at times. Learning to balance your professional and personal life, and creating habi...
August 3, 2017
Bennett, John McLean, Toowoomba, QLD,...
August 3, 2017
In July, headquarters staff continued the “Stelly Day” tradition of staff development, learning, and fun. The day honors former Executive Vice President Matthias Stelly and is supported by the Agr...
August 3, 2017
Whether you have just graduated or are ready to make a career change, members can count on the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Career Placement Center for the support you need. Here are three easy ways to use the...
August 3, 2017
Why did John Oliver win Money Champion of the Year? The comedian and talk show host is not an expert in finance. He’s not giving out grants for college students or other philanthropic endeavors. Bu...
August 3, 2017
Although scientific research tends to be incremental and intentional, occasionally a groundbreaking insight or discovery dramatically changes the scientific landscape with a more comprehensive and acc...
August 3, 2017
The Nutrients and Environmental Quality (NEQ) Community is the largest group in ASA with a total of 1,630 members. Eighty-six percent of the members are located in the United States and 14% are spread...
July 6, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in May 2017....
July 6, 2017
The Scientific Expertise directory is a way for members to connect with other members or the general public. You can highlight your specialized knowledge, skill, education, experience, or training in ...
July 6, 2017
Traditionally, our Communities and Divisions of Interest have been formed around scientific areas and/or career-focused areas (education, extension, and consulting) within the sciences. Now, we’re e...
July 6, 2017
If you weren’t one of the approximately 400 participants in Chien-Lu Ping’s Arctic soils tours before he retired, you’re in luck. David Weindorf, with assistance from a SSSA grant, produced a fi...
July 6, 2017
Evapotranspiration (ET), here defined as the loss of water via plant transpiration and soil and canopy evaporation, is one of the largest sinks in hydrologic and soil water budgets across most agronom...
June 1, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in April 2017....
June 1, 2017
The Career Center () promotes and encourages opportunities in the agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences and serves as a clearinghouse for resumes and job listings. Employers and recruiters...
June 1, 2017
There are more than 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide. Over multiple decades, the sustained rate of agricultural productivity growth in the developing world as compared with the developed worl...
June 1, 2017
Work–life balance? I’m the last person who should be writing about it. Although I’ve done the research and can repeat all the good advice, creating a daily or even weekly balance of time for fam...
May 19, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in March 2017....
May 19, 2017
D will settle down in St. Louis, MO, opening 22 Apr. 2017. This final home for Dig It! at the Saint Louis Science Center comes after years of traveling around the country, informing the general public...
May 19, 2017
The 2017 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA elections were completed in March, with the following individuals selected as the Presidents-elect for 2018:...
May 19, 2017
Congratulations agronomists, we were successful! We created an efficient crop production atmosphere, and we are now a victim of our own success and efficiency. Our Green Revolution literally revolutio...
May 19, 2017
As an early career public scientist and Extension educator, the boundaries between my personal and professional lives is blurry at best. Being available no matter the day, and treating everyone’s pr...
 
May 19, 2017
Volunteerism is widely recognized for its leadership-building capabilities, a positive addition to one’s curriculum vitae, and provides an avenue for networking partnerships, job advancement, lifelo...
 
May 19, 2017
Realizing that the average age of members in most scientific societies is increasing, societies must reach out to these individuals to keep them as members. Thus, the Entomological Society of America ...
April 7, 2017
The Digital Library is a vital component in serving our mission and membership by providing innovative, valuable resources for the betterment of our scientific community, and our world. The ACSESS Dig...
April 7, 2017
An Argentinian farmer, a Middle East ambassador, a Kenyan parliamentarian, and an American high school student: What could they all have in common?...
April 7, 2017
Most agronomists would agree on these two points: Explaining what their job encompasses is complicated and most people do not identify with the word “agronomy” or “agronomist.”...
April 7, 2017
Agricultural management practices contribute 10% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States to as much 20% globally. Three GHGs that are emitted from agricultural management and ...
April 7, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in February 2017....
March 10, 2017
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March 10, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in January 2017....
March 10, 2017
This Community is aligned with the Wheat Initiative’s Expert Working Group (EWG) for Agronomy ( ), with a collective goal to “co-ordinate global wheat research efforts so that, through internation...
February 13, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in December 2016....
February 13, 2017
The 2017 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA elections open 14 February and close 15 March. The Societies are committed to membership participation in governance and to diversity in leadership and encourage members t...
February 13, 2017
Soils form over millennia as a result of well-established factors. But what is the genesis of soil ? Creating the climate for teen interest may be part of it....
January 16, 2017
As agricultural production systems become more complex and intensified, agricultural producers increasingly rely on professional practitioners to assist them in developing and maintaining their produc...
January 16, 2017
ASA members, along with staff, collaborated on a unique Reinvest ASA project addressing the concern of meeting the future agronomic workforce needs along with ASA’s strategic goals of bringing the p...
January 16, 2017
Tony Hartshorn sees soil as a “common denominator or common currency” and his “universal translator.” Wherever he may travel in the world, he can dig a hole, look at the soils to get an idea w...
January 16, 2017
All three of our Societies have at least one objective in their new strategic plans focused on international engagement. The foundational science of our disciplines includes universal principles with ...
January 16, 2017
We welcome the following new members who joined ASA, CSSA, and SSSA in November 2016....