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Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance

2016 Annual Meeting | Nov. 6-9 | Phoenix, AZ


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The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America will host more than 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2016 International Annual Meeting, "Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance," on Nov. 6-9, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ.

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2016 Phoenix Upcoming Deadlines

  • June 7: Abstract submission deadline

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Be energized and motivated

Opening Keynote

Sandra Postel directs the Global Water Policy Project, and lectures, writes and consults on global water issues.  She is the author of several acclaimed books, including the award-winning Last Oasis, which appears in eight languages and was the basis for a PBS documentary.

SSSA Plenary / Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lectureship

Ray R. Weil is Professor of Soil Science at the University of Maryland. He served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and has become an international leader in sustainable agricultural systems in both developed and developing countries.

ASA Plenary / E.T. & Vam York Distinguished ASA Lectureship

Juan Manuel Osorio | Amy Asmus | Thom Weir

Juan Manuel Osorio  is an  agronomist  by National University of Mexico , he earn his MBA from IPADE Business School. Juan Manuel Osorio is an Professor of ICAMI  in Marketing and Operations . He is active in different agronomist associations and CCA in Mexico . He was working with several Agchem Companies as ICI, Zeneca , Syngenta, Amvac, etc. and retail companies in Mexico.

Amy Asmus is Owner/Agronomist of Asmus Farm Supply, Inc. located in Rake, Iowa. She received her BFA degree from Iowa State University.  In 2013 she served as Chair at Certified Crop Adviser - North American board and International council.

Thom Weir is currently the Senior Agronomist with Farmers Edge.  He earned his B.Sc. Agriculture degree majoring in Crop Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1976.

CSSA Plenary / Betty Klepper Endowed Lectureship

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He has been been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the "local food movement” and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers and Time magazine.

Closing Keynote

Dennis Dimick serves as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine. He is a recipient of the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism.


Sandra PostelRay Weil

Juan Manuel Osorio PhotoAmy Asmus PhotoThom Weir Photo

Dennis Dimick