December 12, 2016Deadline for nominations for Vice President – Submit nominations to Rebecca Melanson (firstname.lastname@example.org).December 16, 2016Deadline for abstract submission – Submit online. Participation in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition – Submit abstract online and indicate participation on the submission form. Deadline for applications for the Graduate Student and Post-Doc Travel Grant – Submit applications to Nick Dufault (email@example.com).
January 3, 2017Deadline for nominations for Outstanding Plant Pathologist and Donald M. Ferrin Memorial Service Award – Submit nominations to Kevin Ong (firstname.lastname@example.org). January 6, 2017Deadline for receiving advanced registration rate and payment of abstract submission fee – Register online with a credit card. January 13, 2017Last date to be notified of abstract acceptance for participation in the Graduate Student Research Competition
Deadline for nominations for Graduate Student Representative – Details regarding position requirements, candidate eligibility, and nomination submissions coming soon!
January 27, 2017Deadline for room reservations at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center February 10, 2017Deadline for receiving regular registration rate – Register online with a credit card.
February 17 - 20, 201794th SD-APS Annual Meeting in College Station, Texas
Turfgrass Pathology Diagnostics Training Workshop Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Cost: $20Learn about common turfgrass diseases and their management. Workshop will include hands on instruction in the laboratory as well as a field tour to the Texas A&M Turf Center and Kyle Field. Lunch will be provided. Limited to 40 people. Must have a minimum of 10 people registered by Jan.6, 2017; otherwise, workshop will be cancelled.Grant Writing WorkshopFriday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 – 3:00 PM; Cost: $20Learn how to better prepare your grants! This workshop will explore components and organization of a successful grant proposal, understanding logic models, budgets, and evaluations. Lunch will be provided. Limited to 28 people. This workshop is sponsored by the Southern IPM Center. Must have a minimum of 10 people registered by Jan.6, 2017; otherwise, workshop will be cancelled.Welcome ReceptionFriday, February 17, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMReception will take place at the Hilton College Station. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.Welcome to College Station, TX! Join your fellow meeting attendees for socializing, networking, and hors d’oeuvres.
Careers 101 Workshop: Acing the Interview Saturday, February 18, 2017: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM; Cost: FreeThe next module of the “Careers 101” curriculum, “Acing the Interview”, developed by CADRE and the APS Leadership Institute will be presented over lunch. The focus of this module will be the job interview. Learn what to do and what to expect from the time you accept the interview until the process is complete. Workshop is intended for early career professionals, postdocs, and students. Lunch will be provided. Please be sure to indicate if you will be attending this program on your registration form so that we can get an accurate head count. Ag Around TAMU Tour Monday, February 20, 2017; 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Cost: $15Tour local agricultural facilities near Texas A&M University including (tentatively) the antique rose production farm, the USDA-ARS Pecan Germplasm Facility, and the Texas A&M Rose and Stone Breeding Program plots. Transportation will be provided. Limited to 50 people. Graduate Student Meeting/SocialSaturday, February 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM; Texas A&M AgriLife CenterGet to know your fellow graduate students from the Southern Division! Discuss the role and future goals of the group within the Division. Vote for your incoming Graduate Student Representative. Participate in activities for which you can win prizes. Graduate students and post-docs are invited to attend. Please indicate your attendance on the meeting registration form. Visit the SD-APS Graduate Student Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/gradstudentssd/?fref=ts) or contact Rodrigo Onofre, email@example.com, for further details.
Be sure to sign up and submit payment for workshops and field tours when you register for the meeting!