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The vision and mission of is advanced with the dedication and commitment of over members who serve in volunteer leadership positions with the Society. Together, committees develop and recommend policy, provide advice on editorial issues, and assist in creating a rewarding and valuable member experience.

If you'd like to make a contribution of your time and be a part of a unique and positive community of member-leaders, please respond to this Call for Leadership. Participating as a Society volunteer is truly a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

committees are filled by appointment by the President-Elect. Appointment requests for 2017 are being gathered and will be made in late 2016, for committee service beginning in 2017.


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ASA Committees


  A - ASA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities (A000.1)
  A - ASA Task Force/Working Group Opportunites - Science Policy Focus (A000.2)
  A - ASA Editorial Reviewer Opportunities (A000.3)
  A - CCA Communications and Promotions Committee (A092.15)
  A - Agronomy Journal Editorial Board (A302)   View Committee Information
  A - Natural Sciences Education Editorial Board (A335.1)   View Committee Information
  A - Agronomic Resident Education Award Committee (A432.1)   View Committee Information
  A - Agronomic Extension Education Award Committee (A432.2)   View Committee Information
  A - Agronomic Service Award Committee (A433)   View Committee Information
  A - International Agronomy Award Committee (A434)   View Committee Information
  A - Agronomic Industry Award Committee (A437)   View Committee Information
  A - Werner L.Nelson Awd.-Diagnosis of Yield-Limiting Factors Cmt (A439)   View Committee Information
  A - Fellows Committee (A441)   View Committee Information
  A - J. Fielding Reed Undergraduate Soil and Plant Sciences Scholarship Committee (A442.2)   View Committee Information
  A - United Soybean Board Fellowship Committee (A442.6)   View Committee Information
  A - Kingenta Agricultural Science Award Committee (A445)   View Committee Information
  A - Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award Committee (A446)   View Committee Information
  A - Environmental Quality Research Award Committee (A447)   View Committee Information
  A - Undergraduate Agronomic Travel Study Scholarship (A449.10)   View Committee Information
  A - Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Manuscript Contest Committee (A449.2)   View Committee Information
  A - Tengtou Agricultural Science Award Committee (A453)   View Committee Information
  A - Communications Committee (A522)   View Committee Information
  A - Weed Science Society of America (A622)   View Committee Information
  A - AAAS, Section O--Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources (A631.5)   View Committee Information


CSSA Committees


  C - CSSA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities (C000.1)
  C - CSSA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities - Science Policy Focus (C000.2)
  C - CSSA Editorial Reviewer Opportunities (C000.3)
  C - History Committee (C205)   View Committee Information
  C - Crop Science Editorial Board (C302)   View Committee Information
  C - The Plant Genome Editorial Board (C304)   View Committee Information
  C - Crop Management Editorial Board (C308)   View Committee Information
  C - Applied Turfgrass Science Editorial Board (C311)   View Committee Information
  C - Journal of Plant Registrations (C312)   View Committee Information
  C - Crop Science Research Award Committee (C451)   View Committee Information
  C - Frank N. Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources Committee (C453)   View Committee Information
  C - Fellows Committee (C455)   View Committee Information
  C - Crop Science Graduate Student Scholarship Committee (C457)   View Committee Information
  C - Seed Science Award Committee (C459)   View Committee Information
  C - Crop Science Extension Education Award Committee (C464)   View Committee Information
  C - Communications Committee (C522)   View Committee Information
  C - Crop Science Teaching Improvement Committee (C561)   View Committee Information
  C - Weed Science Society of America (C622)   View Committee Information
  C - National Grass Variety Review Board (C655.1)   View Committee Information
  C - National Small Grain Variety Review Board (C655.2)   View Committee Information
  C - National Soybean Variety Review Board (C655.3)   View Committee Information
  C - National Alfalfa & Misc. Legumes Review Board (C655.4)   View Committee Information
  C - National Sunflower Variety Review Board (C655.5)   View Committee Information
  C - Calvin Sperling Memorial Biodiversity Lectureship Committee (C711.10)   View Committee Information
  C - Annual Meetings Long Range Planning Committee (C712)   View Committee Information
  C - International Crop Science Committee (C953)   View Committee Information


SSSA Committees


  S - SSSA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities (S000.1)
  S - SSSA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities - Science Policy Focus (S000.2)
  S - SSSA Editorial Reviewer Opportunities (S000.3)
  S - Council on History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Soil Science (S205.1)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA Graduate Student Committee (S238)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA Journal Editorial Board (S302)   View Committee Information
  S - Vadose Zone Journal Editorial Board (S303)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Research Award Committee (S471)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee (S475)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Applied Research Award Committee (S478)   View Committee Information
  S - International Soil Science Award Committee (S479)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Education and Extension Award Committee (S480)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Award Committee (S482)   View Committee Information
  S - Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award Committee (S483)   View Committee Information
  S - Irrometer Certified Professional Soil Scientist Award Committee (S484)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Industry and Professional Leadership Award Committee (S486)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Biology Graduate Student Scholarship Committee (S490)   View Committee Information
  S - L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award Committee (S491)   View Committee Information
  S - Special Awards Committee (S491.2)   View Committee Information
  S - Lloyd R. Frederick Soil Teaching Travel Study Award Committee (S492)   View Committee Information
  S - Hubert J. Byrd Sr. Scholarship Committee (S493)   View Committee Information
  S - Fellows Committee (S495)   View Committee Information
  S - Gary “Pete” Peterson Dryland Soil Management Scholarship (S497)   View Committee Information
  S - Rapid Response Team (S536.1)   View Committee Information
  S - America-New Zealand Soil Sci.Prof. Exchange Fund Committee (S576)   View Committee Information
  S - Dig It: The Secrets of Soil Exhibit Renovations Task Force (S589.5.1)
  S - SSSA K-12 Committee (S591)   View Committee Information
  S - Science Policy Committee (S592)   View Committee Information
  S - Continuing Education for Soil Scientists Committee (S596)   View Committee Information
  S - Higher Education Materials Committee (S597)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil and Plant Analysis Council (S607)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil and Water Conservation Society (S608)   View Committee Information
  S - Francis E. Clark Distinguished Lectureship Committee (S711.11)   View Committee Information
  S - Leo M. Walsh Soil Fertility Distinguished Lectureship Comm. (S711.15)   View Committee Information
  S - Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lectureship (S711.16)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA 2019 Student and Early Career Task Force (S711.18.1)   View Committee Information
  S - Kirkham Conferences Committee (S774)   View Committee Information
  S - Soils-Geomorphology Committee (S880)   View Committee Information
  S - North American Proficiency Testing Program-Oversight Cmte. (S890)   View Committee Information


ASA & CSSA Joint Committees


  AC - Forage and Grazinglands Editorial Board (AC310)   View Committee Information
  AC - Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management Editorial Board (AC315)   View Committee Information
  AC - Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems Editorial Board (AC316)
  AC - The Plant Phenome Journal (AC317)
  AC - Collegiate Crops Contest Committee (AC424)   View Committee Information
  AC - Annual Meeting Crops Judging Contest Committee (AC449.13)   View Committee Information
  AC - ASA and CSSA K-12 Committee (AC591)   View Committee Information


ASA, CSSA & SSSA Joint Committees


  ACS - National Student Advisory Committee (ACS031)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Emeritus Membership Task Force (ACS237.2)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Graduate Student Committee (ACS238)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Book and Multimedia Publishing Committee (ACS320)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Methods of Soil Analysis Subcommittee (ACS320.1)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Journal of Environmental Quality Editorial Board (ACS324.1)
  ACS - Agricultural and Environmental Letters Journal Editorial Board (ACS330)   View Committee Information
  ACS - National Club Poster Presentation Contest Committee (ACS449.11)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Graduate School Workshop Committee (ACS449.12)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Student Speech Contest Committee (ACS449.3)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Presentation Contest Committee (ACS449.6)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Student Research Symposium Contest Committee (ACS449.8)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute-Program Development at Annual Meeting (ACS466.1)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute-Scholar and Mentor Selection (ACS466.2)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Women in Science Committee (ACS526)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Diversity in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, and Environmental Sciences Committee (ACS528)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Early Career Members Committee (ACS530)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Committee on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (ACS538)   View Committee Information