NB_190_22_12 - NB 190-22-12 ECS – 2023 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Soil Erosion Symposium
NB 190-22-12 ECS – 2023 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Soil Erosion Symposium
National Bulletin: 190-22-12 Date: June 17, 2022
Subject: ECS – 2023 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Soil Erosion Symposium

                                                     Action Required By:  Friday, September 30, 2022
Purpose.  To notify personnel and solicit participation in the 2023 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers soil erosion symposium scheduled January 8-13, 2023, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Expiration Date.  March 1, 2023
Background.  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries.

The 2023 ASABE conference is a decadal International ASABE soil erosion research symposium titled Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate. This unique event will include volunteered and invited presentations, a technical field tour, panel discussions, and discussion groups for leading erosion and climate change professionals. 
Explanation.  ASABE is hosting this 2023 conference in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, January 8-13, 2023. NRCS is an official sponsor of this conference. Attendees will have an opportunity to improve their knowledge of erosion and sediment transport science, conservation practice effectiveness and quantification, erosion prediction model use and improvements, and approaches to climate resiliency and adaptation. This conference is a rare ‘train-the-trainer’ opportunity for those whose job duties focus on any of these areas.

More details about the 2022 ASABE symposium are available at https://asabe.org/Events/2022-Soil-Erosion-Research-under-a-Changing-Climate.

If travel limitations are applied, employees participating in one or more of the following activities will receive priority for attendance:

  • Presenting a paper, poster, or making a presentation.
  • Conducting training.
  • Maintaining credits for professional development or continuing education credits.
  • Member of a technical/organizing committee for the conference participating at the annual meeting.
States and national and regional centers should complete the “ASABE 2022 Attendee Detailed Cost Analysis Spreadsheet” (Attachment A). Return the Excel form to Julie DePue at julie.depue@usda.gov with “2023 ASABE Attendance” in the subject line, by close of business Friday, September 30, 2023. Please include only attendance responses to this bulletin in the email. Ecological Sciences Division will initiate the USDA Conference Management System entry. Each administrative office will need to prepare travel authorizations, cover related travel costs, and pay registration fees.

Please note that agency travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic might still be in place and restrict employee attendance.
Contact.  For further information, please contact the NRCS liaison to ASABE for this conference, Betsy Dierberger at 202-720-3783 (betsy.dierberger@usda.gov) or Michael Kucera at 402-437-4133 (michael.kucera@usda.gov).


Deputy Chief for Science and Technology

Attachment A:  ASABE 2023 Attendee Detailed Cost Analysis Spreadsheet
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