American Society of Agronomy

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American Society of Agronomy
American Society of Agronomy logo.png
AbbreviationASA
Formation1907; 112 years ago (1907)
TypeINGO
Purposeto advance the field of agronomy.
HeadquartersMadison, Wisconsin
Services"provides information about agronomy in relation to soils, crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use."
Membership
8000
Official language
English
President
Gary M. Pierzynski
Main organ
Agronomy Journal
AffiliationsAlliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS)
Websitewww.agronomy.org/about-society

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is a scientific and professional society of agronomists and scientists of related disciplines, principally in the United States but with a large number of non-U.S. members as well.[1]

About[edit]

It was founded December 13, 1907 with the objective of 'the increase and dissemination of knowledge concerning soils, crops, and the conditions affecting them.[2] One of its founding members was Charles Piper, who would become its president in 1914. The first president was Mark A. Carleton and the first annual meeting was held in Washington, D.C., in 1908.

Two daughter societies were subsequently formed, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). These 3 societies, the Agricultural Tri-Societies, each have their own boards of directors, their own bylaws, and their own membership rosters. The societies each minimize their expenses by sharing an office and staff (who job-share between the 3 societies), and their annual meetings are generally held together.

In April 17, 1948 the group incorporated.[2] The ASA is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, and publishes a number of scientific journals, including Agronomy Journal.[2] The ASA holds annual meetings, attended by thousands of its members.

Presidents[edit]

The following members served as President of the Society on the year listed:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Societies Publishing in the ACSESS DL". Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS). Retrieved 2019-01-21. ASA is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global agronomy. Based in Madison, WI, ASA is the professional home for 8,000+ members and 14,000+ certified professionals (Certified Crop Advisers and Certified Professional Agronomists) dedicated to advancing the field of agronomy. The Society provides information about agronomy in relation to soils, crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use. ... ASA supports its members and certified professionals by providing quality research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC office. Founded in 1907, ASA celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2007. ... Because of their common interests, ASA, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America share a working relationship. Each organization is autonomous with its own bylaws and governing boards of directors.
  2. ^ a b c Scientific and Technical Societies of the United States and Canada, Volume 6. Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Research Council (U.S.). 1955. pp. 92–93.
  3. ^ ASA Yearly Reports, American Society of Agronomy, May 2008, doi:10.2134/agronj2006.0001y.
  4. ^ Past Presidents, American Society of Agronomy, 2016.

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