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Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance

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



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

 Oct 28: Online presentation uploading ends (onsite after Oct 28)
          Nov 6: Opening Keynote for the 2016 Annual Meeting
          Nov 9: Closing Keynote for the 2016 Annual Meeting   

          Ongoing: Abstract edits will update in the online program and in the "MySci Mtgs" conference app




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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 at National University of Mexico. He earned his MBA from IPADE Business School and is a professor of marketing and operations at ICAMI. He is active in several agronomy associations including ICCA in Mexico. He has also worked with several agchem companies in Mexico such as ICI, Zeneca, Syngenta, and Amvac. 

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 of the Certified Crop Adviser - North American Board and International Council.

Thom Weir is currently a senior agronomist with Farmers Edge.  He earned his degree in Crop Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently working with variable rate technologies in the precision agriculture industry, as well as exploring the agronomic applications for big data.

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

Gary Paul Nabhan PhotoDennis Dimick


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