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May 19, 2017
The American Society of Agronomy has a set of core values that communicate what we value and what drives our day-to-day decision-making. One of those values is . We do not develop new understanding in...
May 19, 2017
One of the core values of ASA is service to our members and society. There are many ways to serve. In March, when I was in Washington, DC for Congressional Visits Day, I was humbled by the service of ...
May 18, 2017
As you are all probably aware by now, SSSA will meet independently in San Diego, CA in January 2019. The theme of the meeting is “Soils across Latitudes,” with attendance from the Canadian and Mex...
April 7, 2017
I would like to follow up on my last letter in magazine. I was encouraged by the responses I received via phone and email, making excellent constructive suggestions. From this, I feel even more stron...
April 7, 2017
Spring is my favorite season. I love seeing the first crocus emerging from the ground, followed closely behind by daffodils and tulips! This is such a hopeful season, a time of anticipation for what t...
March 10, 2017
Scientific inquiry and innovation are core values that ASA is built upon. As students, we practice the scientific method, learning to develop our hypotheses, design experiments to test those hypothese...
February 16, 2017
A change in Washington always revives concerns about the funding climate for scientific research. The new administration has given few clear indications of the direction it will take with respect to f...
February 13, 2017
The new year is already upon us, and I would like to introduce myself to you, the members. I am Andrew Sharpley, a Professor with the Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System in Fayettev...
February 13, 2017
Inclusiveness is one of the core values that the ASA Board adopted as part of its strategic plan for 2017–2019. What is inclusiveness? Two definitions popped up when I searched online:...
January 16, 2017
Winter may elicit images of snowy landscapes and cozy fires or activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, or ice fishing. But the season also brings periods of silence, times to renew connections with f...