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


Symposium proposals are now being accepted for the 250th ACS National Meeting being held August 16-20, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Proposals are submitted in the format of a Call for Papers that can be used in the Spring PICOGRAM.  Please download the Word template below and follow instructions to submit your proposal. Deadline for proposals is November 15, 2014.
AGRO Symposium Proposal 2015

Please submit your proposals to the 2015 AGRO Program Chair, Pamela Rice, USDA-ARS, (612)-624-9210.



How sample mass and particle size affects the uncertainty of your analytical measurements

Jo Marie Cook, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
November 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM Eastern US Time

Jo Marie CookJo Marie Cook received her degree in chemistry from Michigan State University and has been working in food safety for over 30 years.  She has been Bureau Chief for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services since 2005.  With a staff of 30 scientists and 7 field inspectors, the Bureau conducts sampling and trace level analyses of pesticides in fruits and vegetables for regulatory enforcement of federal pesticide regulations and  for the USDA Pesticide Data Program.

In response to the Food Safety Modernization Act, federal and state agencies across the U.S. are developing criteria for sharing food and feed safety regulatory data. Guidance and training is needed to provide accuracy of food/feed sampling activities supporting regulatory programs and consistency in sampling protocols among agencies. This presentation will explore what is known about sampling quality, what available data can be used to estimate the error in sampling, what quality control should be added to sampling programs to estimate sampling error and recommendations for the future.


The following AGRO-Sponsored or Co-Sponsored Awards are requesting nominations.  Click on the link to download the application form for each award.

2016 ACS International Award for Research in Agrochemicals
Deadline – December 31, 2014

2015 ACS Award for Innovation in Chemistry of Agriculture
Deadline – December 31, 2014

2015 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship
Deadline – November 14, 2014

2015 Kenneth A. Spencer Award
Deadline – November 15, 2014

2015 JAFC Research Article of the Year Award
Deadline – December 31, 2014

2015 New Investigator Award
Deadline – March 10, 2015

2015 Education Award
Deadline – March 1, 2015

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