February 02-05, 2008
Dallas, TX

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Dallas Meeting

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2018 Jacksonville, FL
  (Feb 2-6, 2018)

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2019 Birmingham, AL
 (Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2019)


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2007 Mobile, AL

2008 Dallas, TX

2009 Atlanta, GA

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 2014 Dallas, TX
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 2016 San Antonio, TX
 2017 Mobile, AL 

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Mr. Mark Legendre
SAAS Secretary/ Treasurer

Ms. Gayle Gautreau
Assistant to Mr. Legendre

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Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Gale Buchanan


Dr. Gale Buchanan received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy from the University of Florida in 1959 and 1962, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, with minors in Botany and Agronomy, from Iowa State University in 1965.

Dr. Buchanan spent the first 21 years of his professional career with Auburn University in the Department of Agronomy and Soils, with primary teaching and research responsibilities in weed science. He served as Dean and Director of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station from October 1, 1980 to September 30, 1985.

On April 14, 1986, he was appointed Associate Director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations and Resident Director of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station. He served as Interim Director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations from June, 1994 to February, 1995. He became Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences March 1, 1995 up to 2006.

Currently, he serves as the USDA-Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics.


The SAAS Opening Program will begin at 3:30 pm on Sunday, February 3, in Dallas Ballroom A3, First Floor, Conference Center.


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