Welcome To AGRO

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 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. All presenters and attendees are required to register for the meeting.

The latest issue of the PICOGRAM is now available for download. The Scientific Program for AGRO can be also accessed at the ACS website and the ACS App for the 2017 Fall National Meeting is also available from your App Store.

AGRO will host one poster session with over 90 posters, it will be held on Wednesday August 23rd from 12-2 pm in the Convention Center. Contact 2017 Program Chair, Scott Jackson for more information.

AGRO Business and Governance Meeting
Sunday 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Washington Renaissance Hotel, Penn Quarter Room
AGRO Members welcome

Program Planning – Blues and Brews
Tuesday 5:15 – 7:00 PM
Washington Renaissance Hotel, Congress Ballroom C
Beverages are FREE
Members welcome but bring your ideas

Graduate Student Luncheon
Monday 11:45 AM – 1:20 PM
Washington Renaissance Hotel, Meeting Room 12
Reservations required (contact Paul Reibach)

Sterling B. Hendricks Award Lecture Reception for John Pickett
Tuesday following the 11:45 AM lecture
Washington Renaissance Hotel, Congress Ballroom C
All welcome

AGRO Poster Session
Wednesday 12-2 PM
Washington Convention Center Hall D
All welcome

AGRO Division Social
Wednesday 6:00-8:00PM,
Washington Renaissance Hotel, Congress Ballroom C
Members/Speakers/Guests welcome



Election Results: AGRO Officers and Executive Committee

AGRO 2017 Elections Results. AGRO held elections in June, and we thank all who ran for the various offices. If you are interested in running next year, please contact Jay Gan. The slate finalized in May 2018. Results of the Election were:

Vice Chair

Cheryl B. Cleveland, Ph.D., BASF


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
Kalumbu Malenkani, Ph.D., MBA, Smither Viscient
Leah S. Ritter, Ph.D., Monsanto
Yelena Sapozhnikova, Ph.D., USDA-ARS
Tianbo Xu, Ph.D., P.E., Bayer CropScience