December 12, 2016Deadline for nominations for Vice President – Submit nominations to Rebecca Melanson (email@example.com).December 16, 2016Deadline for abstract submission. Abstracts for the 2017 SD-APS meeting are no longer being accepted. The call for abstracts for the 2018 will be sent out in October/November 2017. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
January 3, 2017Deadline for nominations for Outstanding Plant Pathologist and Donald M. Ferrin Memorial Service Award – Submit nominations to Kevin Ong (email@example.com). 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 CenterSee list of additional hotels available!
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
Symposium: “All Aboard! Moving IPM Toward a Collaborative Future”
Broad collaboration is needed to make integrated pest management (IPM) effective in reducing crop losses and ensuring that the latest research is implemented to make sure growers have the most effective, environmentally compatible, and economically feasible tactics. State IPM Coordinators play a key role in facilitating successful programs not only in their state, but also in cooperation with other programs in the region. This session presents the activities and perspectives from five of the regions IPM Program Coordinators. Join us to learn more about IPM in the Southern Region and participate in a discussion on how we can work together to advance IPM.
Speakers: David Kerns, Texas A&M University; David Langston; Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University; Glenn Studebaker, University of Arkansas; Clayton Hollier, Louisiana State University.
Join us for a this live-streaming session on Feb 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM CST
Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/275320291205459715
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Grant Writing Workshop (click here for full workshop agenda)Friday, 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.
Turfgrass Pathology Diagnostics Training Workshop (this has been 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further details.
Be sure to sign up and submit payment for workshops and field tours when you register for the meeting!
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