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Undergraduate Program

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October 21 - 24, 2017

Students should plan on arriving October 20 and departing on or after October 25.

The registration fee covers admission to all SASES programs including meal functions and socials, and admission to all ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings functions. It does not include the tour.  Note: Your undergraduate registration includes access to the full ASA, CSSA,and SSSA Annual Meetings.

Registration Fees for Undergrad Members is less than that for Undergrad Non Members. As an undergrad, you can join one, two, or all three societies for only $20. Save serious money by joining and then registering for the meetings. Sign up for membership today!

View the 2017 online program.


Brunch and Keynote Speaker – Sunday 9:00-10:30 AM, Marriott Tampa Waterside

Kim Bremmer, a nationally recognized agriculture speaker, will share her true passion of speaking up for agriculture with everyday consumers. She’s a vocal champion of agriculture from the grocery store to the airport. Kim grew up as a farm girl and is a mother of two, graduate of UW-Madison and was a dairy nutritionist for 15 years. She has a mission to inspire farmers to tell their stories, connect people to where their food comes from, and represent the great success of American agriculture. She is the Wisconsin State Coordinator for Common Ground, a national movement of farm women who share information about farming and the food we grow, a regular contributor on Rural Route radio, and the President of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture.  


Click on the links below to view winners and more information. 

  Contest Sign up opens: Sign up by:
Open Research Symposium - Oral March 15 May 23
Open Research Symposium - Poster March 15 May 23
Open Club Poster Contest March 15 May 23
Open Metcalfe Manuscript Contest March 15 Sept 18
Open Presidents' Trophy March 15 Sept 18
Open Speech Contest March 15 Sept 18
Open Visual Presentation Contest March 15 Sept 18
Open Quiz Bowl March 15 Sept 18
Open Crops Judging Showcase March 15 Sept 18
Open New! Internship Poster Session August 15 Sept 18


Pop with the Presidents - Register

SASES will once again offer this popular event in 2017. This is a unique opportunity to have lunch with the current leaders and past presidents of ASA, CSSA, and SSSA.  Ask questions about their careers, the Societies, their scientific careers (and how the science has grown), their views on career opportunities, and more.  This event is only open to undergraduate students and priority admission will be given to those that pre-register.  There is no cost to you to attend and space is limited.


**Note - Tour 2: Country to City: Urban Turfgrass and Agriculture has been Cancelled.
Tours are specifically and exclusively for undergraduates. All tours are taking place Saturday, October 21, 2017. You may choose which tour you'd like to go on when you submit your registration for the Annual Meeting.  View Tour Descriptions.

Professional Development

The Career Fair will once again be held on Monday 3pm - 6pm in the Career Center. Join us and lots of potential employers on October 23 .


This year the SASES National Officers election will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 8:30-9:30 pm. In addition, there will be a primary, with voting done electronically by all ASA, CSSA, and SSSA undergraduate student members, on Sunday afternoon.  View details here:  ASA - CSSA - SSSA     


For photos from Socials visit the SASES Facebook page.


How should I dress for the meeting?

Check out this document for an overview. Also go to the Facebook page to see images of students from last year.

For more information, contact
    Susan Chapman
    Director of Member Services