Welcome To AGRO

AGRO, a Division of the American Chemical Society, bringing together a worldwide community of scientists and stakeholders to advance knowledge and promote innovative solutions for the protection of agricultural productivity, public health, and environment.


Join Us at the 2017 ACS Fall National Meeting in Washington DC August 20-24, 2017!

The AGRO program will be held at the Renaissance Washington Hotel (999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, USA) which is next to the Convention Center. AGRO is hosting its largest ever program with over 420 papers and posters. Registration and Hotel reservations information are available via the ACS meetings webpage. Early registration ends on July 10, 2017.

The Official ACS Program will be available July 1. A DRAFT AGRO Scientific program is now available. Click Here to download.

AGRO will have host one poster session with over 90 posters, it will be held on Wednesday August 23rd from 12-2 pm in the Convention Center. The Fall issue of the PICOGRAM will be available on approximately July 21. Contact 2017 Program Chair, Scott Jackson for more information.

AGRO Business Meeting – Sunday August 20, 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Program Planning – Blues and Brews – Tuesday August 22, 5:15PM – 7:00PM
Grad Student Luncheon – Monday August 21, Monday 11:45AM – 1:00PM
AGRO Awards Social – Wednesday August 23, 6:00 – 8:00PM

ACS is offering travel support for a chemist with disabilities who will be presenting a talk or poster at the Fall ACS Meeting in Washington DC. Info on this award can be found at the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities website. The deadline for application is June 29.


Candidates for AGRO Officers and Executive Committee

Ballots for the annual AGRO election will be issued on approximately June 15 and will be conducted electronically.  Members will receive a link to a personalized ballot via email. Please contact Pamela Rice if you have questions regarding the ballot. Candidates on this year’s ballot are listed below (alphabetically).

2018 AGRO Candidate Bios

Vice Chair

Cheryl B. Cleveland, Ph.D., BASF
Steven Lehotay, Ph.D., USDA-ARS


Sharon Papiernik, Ph.D., USDA-ARS


Del Koch, M.S., Inovatia Laboratory


Rodney Bennett, Ph.D.
Jeanette M. Van Emon, Ph.D., US EPA

Alternate Councilor

Kevin Armbrust, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Stephen Duke, Ph.D., USDA-ARS

Executive Committee

John J. Beck, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Aaron Gross, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University
Gerco Hoogeweg, Ph.D., Waterborne Enivronmental
Michael Krolski, Ph.D., Bayer CropScience
Kalumbu Malenkani, Ph.D., MBA, Smither Viscient
Leah S. Ritter, Ph.D., Monsanto
Yelena Sapozhnikova, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Philip Sarff, EAG Laboratories
Sara Whiting, PH.D., EAG Laboratories
Tianbo Xu, Ph.D., P.E., Bayer CropScience