• Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) AAEA is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. AAEA will be the leading organization for professional advancement in, and dissemination of, knowledge about agricultural, development, environmental, food and consumer, natural resource, regional, rural, and associated areas of applied economics and business. AAEA's mission is to enhance the skills, knowledge, and professional contributions of economists who help society solve agricultural, development, environmental, food and consumer, natural resource, regional, rural, and associated applied economics and business problems.
  • Agricultural History Society (AHS) AHS, founded in 1919, strives to promote research and study in the field of agricultural history and rural life. AHS publishes a journal, Agricultural History, which was first introduced in 1927. Initially affiliated with the American Historical Association, the AHS is the third oldest, discipline-based professional organization in the United States. Members include agricultural economists, anthropologists, economists, environmentalists, historians, historical geographers, rural sociologists, and a variety of independent scholars.
  • Alpha Zeta: Leaders for the World of Agriculture Alpha Zeta is an honorary, professional society for students and industry professionals in the agriculture and natural resources fields. Founded in 1897 at Ohio State University, Alpha Zeta is the first and oldest collegiate society for agriculture. Members include several former secretaries of agriculture; a Nobel Laureate; several U.S. Senators and Congressman; prominent leaders throughout national, state and local government; CEOs of major agricultural companies; cutting edge researchers and more.
  • American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) The ADSA is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world's population. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.
  • American Fisheries Society (AFS) AFS promotes scientific research and sustainable management of fisheries resources, publishes five of the world’s leading fish journals, and many renowned books, organizes scientific meetings where new results are reported and discussed, and encourages comprehensive education and professional development for fisheries professionals. Established in 1870 in New York City, the AFS was originally called the American Fish Culturists' Association.
  • American Meat Science Association (AMSA) AMSA is a broad-reaching organization of individuals that discovers, develops, and disseminates its collective meat science knowledge to provide leadership, education, and professional development. AMSA is the premier provided of learning and knowledge for the meat science discipline. The association delivers innovative learning experiences, opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration and leadership development programs designed to advance the meat science discipline.
  • American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Established in 1903, the ASHS is recognized around the world as one of the most respected and influential professional societies for horticultural scientists. ASHS is committed to promoting and encouraging national and international interest in scientific research and education in all branches of horticulture.
  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN) ASN is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. ASN was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition. In 2005, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition) and the Society for International Nutrition merged to form ASN. Today, the Society encompasses both research and clinical focuses and is building upon its rich history.
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) ASABE is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. A member-driven technical and educational organization, ASABE is its members: a strong, closely woven network of experts who share the vision of Engineering for a Sustainable Tomorrow.
  • American Society of Agronomy (ASA) ASA is a progressive international scientific and professional society that empowers scientists, educators, and practitioners in developing, disseminating, and applying agronomic solutions to feed and sustain the world. ASA provides information about agronomy in relation to agronomic production, biometry and statistical computing, climatology and modeling, education and extension, environmental quality, global agronomy, and land management and conservation.
  • American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) ASPB is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. It publishes two world-class journals, Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell, and organizes conferences, and other activities that are key to the advancement of the science. The purposes of this organization are to encourage and to promote the growth and development of plant biology as a pure and applied science of the life processes of plants, to publish the results of meritorious research in plant biology, and to promote the general welfare and good fellowship of plant biologists and related scientists. The Society shall remain a scientific organization without the object of financial gain.
  • Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. (APMS) APMS is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators, and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants. APMS strives to promote environmental stewardship through scientific innovation and development of technology related to integrated plant management in aquatic and riparian systems.
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) AAVMC provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine to prepare the veterinary workforce with the scientific knowledge and skills required to meet societal needs through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge. AAVMC promotes and protects the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment by generating new knowledge and preparing the high quality veterinary workforce needed to meet continually changing societal demands for veterinary expertise.
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) CAST is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization composed scientific societies and many individual, student, company, nonprofit, and associate society members. CAST addresses issues of animal sciences, food sciences and agricultural technology, plant and soil sciences, and plant protection sciences with inputs from economists, social scientists, toxicologists or plant pathologists and entomologists, weed scientists, nematologists, and legal experts.
  • Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) CSSA is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the mission of plant science for a better world. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1956, CSSA is dedicated to advancing the field of crop science. Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, fiber, fuel, and pharmaceutical crops while maintaining and improving the environment.
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA) ESA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers. ESA publishes a suite of publications, from peer-reviewed journals to newsletters, fact sheets and teaching resources.
  • Entomological Society of America (ESA) ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. ESA promotes opportunities for entomologists and enables them to share their science globally. The Society's outcome statement is: 1) to ensure long-term sustainability by maintaining a financially strong, responsible, and accountable Society, 2) to increase the diversity and satisfaction of members and customers as well as the value provided to them, and 3) to provide the infrastructure and resources necessary for the growth of the society. ESA publishes eight internationally acclaimed journals that provide unsurpassed coverage of the broad science of entomology, as well as American Entomologist, a colorful, quarterly magazine.
  • European Society for Agronomy (ESA) ESA acts as an open forum for agronomists, researchers, teachers and students who are concerned with basic and applied science in agronomy: the relationships between crops, soils, climates and agricultural practices, and between agriculture and the environment. ESA is a scientific society created in 1990 with the aim of promoting the science of Agronomy and its use in agriculture and rural development across Europe.
  • Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) FASS seeks to provide a forum to discuss common issues and to coordinate strategies and plans of action to meet public needs and to benefit animal agriculture, to bring together scientists and educators in areas of animal agriculture, to identify and address research priorities in animal agriculture, and to promote cooperation among all scientific societies that advance and support animal agriculture.
  • International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) IAAS brings together students around the world that share similar dreams and ideals in agricultural and related sciences. IAAS encourages the interchange of ideas in agricultural and related sciences, prepares students to fulfil the challenges of their future work, promotes sustainable agriculture, economics, and food production, and promotes a higher education system of high quality, accessible for everyone.
  • National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. Its mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) NACTA focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning agriculture and related disciplines at the postsecondary level. Members of NACTA are from two-year and four-year colleges, public and private.
  • Poultry Science Association (PSA) PSA is a professional organization consisting of educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry. Since 1908, PSA has maintained a level of prestige that ranks it among the top professional organizations in the field. For over a century, PSA scientists have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer.
  • Rural Sociological Society (RSS) The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The Society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment. Membership in the RSS includes people employed in universities, industry, all levels of government (federal, state/provincial, local), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and private agencies.
  • Society for Range Management (SRM) The SRM is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members are concerned with studying, conserving, managing and sustaining the varied resources of the rangelands which comprise nearly half the land in the world. Established in 1948, SRM strives to provide leadership for the Stewardship of Rangelands based on ecological principles.
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF) SAF sets the standard in forest management, bringing science, best practice, and the best people together to actively shape the future of the profession. SAF represents forestry professionals and provides leadership to ensure that all members of the profession achieve excellence in sustainable forestry and natural resource management. The mission of the SAF is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.
  • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) The SSSA is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Founded in 1936, SSSA is the home for members and professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.
  • Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) SWSS was established to bring together those persons from any state, area, institution or agency, who are directly interested in weed control within the Society area through research, education, regulation, manufacturing or merchandising. The objectives of SWSS are to: 1) exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and information relative to weed science issues; 2) discuss and plan a means of securing different methods of weed control; and 3) coordinate efforts on weed research and control with Federal, State, and local agencies as well as private companies.
  • Tropical Agricultural Research and Teaching Center (CATIE) CATIE is a regional center dedicated to research and postgraduate teaching in agriculture, management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. CATIE promotes the development of climate-smart territories as a tool to achieve sustainable and inclusive human well-being and the effective integration of education, research and innovation actions for development, in partnership with multiple public and private partners.

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