NB_430_21_8 - NB 430-21-8 SOI – Announcement for 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America
NB 430-21-8 SOI – Announcement for 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America
National Bulletin: 430-21-8 Date: May 24, 2021
Subject: SOI – Announcement for 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America


Action Required By:  June 25, 2021
 
Purpose.  To notify personnel and solicit participation in the 2021 American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) International Annual Meeting scheduled November 7-10, 2021, in Salt Lake City, UT.   
 
Expiration Date.   December 31, 2021
 
Background.  The annual meeting of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA is a forum for maintaining and exploring new science and technology applicable to the mission of NRCS. Details for the conference, including hotel and registration information, can be found on the annual meeting web site at https://www.acsmeetings.org/.  This year the conference is also offering a limited virtual program that includes certain recorded presentations including the keynote.

The 2021 ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting with the theme, “A Creative Economy for Sustainable Development”, offers important symposia, forums, and workshops for professionals engaged in environmentally related sciences to gain skills and build networks to help them do their jobs better. This year’s annual meeting will feature many technical presentations, along with a host of networking events and award ceremonies. The focus this year will be on the new tools, data and innovations that balance increasing food production with stewardship for soils and the environment. This conference is currently planned to be in-person.       
 

Explanation.   To attend the annual ASA-CSSA-SSSA meeting, the employee must be engaging in one or more of the following activities:

• Presenting a paper or poster, or making a presentation
• Conducting a training
• Maintaining credits for professional development units or continuing education credits
• Serving as an active member of a technical committee meeting at the annual meeting
• Receiving a major award

Certain travel restrictions are in place, so meeting these criteria does not guarantee travel approval. Employee may use the conference for continuing education requirements to maintain a license, but it must be documented in their individual development plan in AgLearn.

States, regional centers and National Headquarters should complete attachment A, “2021 Tri Societies Attendee Cost Spreadsheet.” Return the forms to John Andreoni at john.andreoni@usda.gov with “[ASA-CSSA-SSSA]” in the subject line by close of business on Friday, June 25, 2021.

 

Contact.  To attend the annual ASA-CSSA-SSSA meeting, the employee must be engaging in one or more of the following activities:

• Presenting a paper or poster, or making a presentation
• Conducting a training
• Maintaining credits for professional development units or continuing education credits
• Serving as an active member of a technical committee meeting at the annual meeting
• Receiving a major award

Certain travel restrictions are in place, so meeting these criteria does not guarantee travel approval. Employee may use the conference for continuing education requirements to maintain a license, but it must be documented in their individual development plan in AgLearn.

States, regional centers and National Headquarters should complete attachment A, “2021 Tri Societies Attendee Cost Spreadsheet.” Return the forms to John Andreoni at john.andreoni@usda.gov with “[ASA-CSSA-SSSA]” in the subject line by close of business on Friday, June 25, 2021.     

 
 

 /s/

Luis Tupas
Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment    
 
Attachment A – 2021 Tri Societies Attendance Cost Spreadsheet
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