Thursday, October 1, 2015

Early Career - Educational Sessions, Minneapolis, November 15-18, 2015

As a 2015-2016 Chair-Elect of the the ASA/CSSA/SSSA Early Career Members Committee (ECMC), and a Crop Science Society of America Representative, I would like to share some information about the upcoming educational and networking opportunities.
If you have further questions about the sessions or would like to serve as an expert for one or our panels, please contact me, Olga Walsh at: 

The Early Career Member Committee (ECMC) serves members beginning their careers - new professionals and graduate students in agronomy, crop, soil, and environmental sciences. The ECMC consists of members from each of the three societies who serve three-year terms.
The Early Career Member Committee (ECMC) serves many functions:
1.) A voice for Early Career Member's (ECM's) within the ACS societies and on federal policy topics.
2.) Develop programming for ECM's at the ACS annual meetings.
3.) Serve as the selection committee for the Early Career Professional Award.
4.) Prepare an article for the CSA News on a monthly basis on topics relevant to ECM's.
5.) Moderate the ECMC online discussion boards
6.) Obtain input and develop recommendations on ways to better serve Early Career Members beyond the activities at the annual meetings.

We will be offering the following sessions this year:

Helpful links:

The Value of Variable Rate Technology (VRT) - IPNI's Steve Phillips

Links Mentioned
  • Dr. Khosla on cleaning yield map data:
  • Grid Soil Sampling: How Small? How Often? How Useful?":
  • Frieberg’s Learning BlockTM concept:
Dr. Steve Phillips, Director, IPNI North America Program
Biography: Dr. Steve Phillips is Director of the Southeast United States region of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Dr. Phillips' duties include development and dissemination of educational materials focused on the efficient and effective use of plant nutrients. In addition to his regional responsibilities, Dr. Phillips also serves as chair of an international IPNI workgroup focused on spatial and temporal variability issues in agriculture. Dr. Phillips holds a B.S. degree from Cameron University in Lawton, OK, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Oklahoma State University.