Professional Societies and Conferences

Agribusiness and Applied Economics

The Student Section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association:
Provides an opportunity for communication among student members and between students and the AAEA. It is comprised of undergraduate students from across the United States and Canada. The first objective of the SS-AAEA is to stimulate interest in agricultural economics among undergraduate students and faculty of various member universities.

National Undergraduate Research Contest in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics:
Undergraduate students from accredited U.S. universities are encouraged to submit an essay in agricultural economics, environmental economics, or development economics. The top essay among the three fields receives a $250 grand prize.

Agricultural and Extension Education
American Association for Agricultural Education:
Opportunities for undergraduate research presentations for papers and posters at regional and national research conferences.

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture:
Opportunities for undergraduate research presentations.

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents:
Offers paper presentations and posters opportunities for undergraduate students.

Animal Sciences
American Society of Animal Science:
Offers opportunities for undergraduates to present research and student membership.

American Dairy Science Association:
Provides a channel of communication for the exchange of information among the various member chapters and between ADSA and the member chapters; acquaints students with ADSA, its scope, purpose and program; and develops leadership and promotes scholastic achievement among students interested in the dairy industry. ADSA also offers opportunities and competitions for undergraduates to present research.

Poultry Science Association:
Provides undergraduate student membership and meetings as well as opportunities for paper or poster presentations of research.

Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers:
Research awards, scholarships, project designs and poster competitions, and society memberships.

Food Science
Institute of Food Technologists Student Association:
Research competitions as well as resources for available scholarships and fellowships.

Plant Pathology
American Phytopathological Society (APS)

School of Environment and Natural Resources
Society of Wetland Scientists:
Presentation opportunities for papers or posters

The Wildlife Society:
Workshops, mixers, quiz bowls, and mentoring opportunities available at conferences as well as travel grants awarded.

Ecological Engineering Society:
Membership opportunities.