Inside ASABE—September 2022

September 2022


In This Month's Issue:


From the Executive Director

ISO TC23/SC6 plenary meeting attendees
Earlier this month, ASABE hosted delegates from 16 countries who participated in ISO/TC 23/SC6 sprayer and crop protection standards meetings in Saint Joseph, Mich. The week-long gathering began with a field day at Michigan State University’s Southwest Research and Extension Center near ASABE Headquarters. Manufacturers brought their latest technologies including unmanned aerial and terrestrial sprayers. ASABE President Keith Tinsey gave opening remarks at the field day, which was an opportunity to connect those writing the standards with those developing public policy and legislation.  After a week of productive standards’ development meetings, the group enjoyed an open house and American-style barbecue at Headquarters (see picture).

I’m pleased to report that ASABE has been selected as an Affiliate Partner of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA). ERVA’s purpose is to bring the engineering community together to envision high-impact solutions to society’s grand challenges and to spark new research directions for a more secure and sustainable world. This purpose connects perfectly with ASABE’s work, including the Circular Bioeconomy Systems efforts, and I’m confident becoming an Affiliate Partner will raise ASABE’s visibility.       

Be on the lookout for Engage, our email, balloting, and collaboration platform, which will start to go online this week. Engage is replacing Forums. Sections and other membership groups will be the first to come online, followed soon by general committees and other non-standards/balloting groups. The balloting feature (Workspace) is under development, and once finalized the standards committees will join the new platform too.  Watch your email for more information … Engage will help you collaborate!

Darrin J. Drollinger
Executive Director

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It's Time to Engage!

We’re pleased to introduce

ASABE Engage


The collaborative hub of the ASABE global community


What Can You Expect?

Single Sign-On
to seamlessly navigate between Engage and

Contact requests and direct messaging

A digital library
for storing committee documents

Individual, group, and committee communication capabilities

Security and privacy controls


Engage will replace the current Forums communication tool

Watch your inbox for announcement of the launch!


Join September 30 Discussion on New NRES Journal

Please register now to join Editor in Chief Garey Fox and Community Editor Kati Migliaccio for a conversation regarding a new Natural Resources & Environmental Systems (NRES) journal.

The meeting will be on September 30 at noon eastern time. Be sure to register to receive the meeting link.

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ASABE Hosts ISO Plenary Meeting

"The latest and greatest in agriculture spraying was on display Monday in Southwest Michigan."

That was the lead in the story that appeared in Headquarters' local newspaper earlier this month, when ASABE hosted a field day for viewing cutting-edge technology for agricultural spraying. The field day was the kickoff to a plenary meeting of ISO TC23/SC6, equipment for crop protection, hosted by ASABE at the Society's home in southwestern Michigan.

The local story has been reprinted for your enjoyment, with permission of the Herald-Palladium.

Image courtesy Herald-Palladium; Don Campbell, photographer

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The call for abstracts for #ASABE23 will open in October. This is your opportunity to be a presenter during our annual international meeting. Watch for details to be posted at, where you'll also find registration, sponsorship, and event information as it is confirmed.

Interested in hosting a social, tour, or CPD? There will be forms available at the site as well soon for submitting those.
Annual Meeting Survey
Local Planning Committee Still Looking for Input!

The local planning committee is dedicated to making your annual meeting experience the best ever. You can lend a hand by completing the interest survey. Provide as much feedback as you have time to contribute. Every insight and suggestion will be helpful. 

Students and young professionals, we especially hope to her from you!

But don't delay: The survey closes September 30!


October Deadline for Major Awards Nominations

Sreekala Bajwa Winner of ASABE Gold Medal

Nominations are now open or all ASABE major awards.

ASABE is proud to offer a broad portfolio of awards that honor outstanding contributions across the full technical scope of agricultural and biological engineering. All awards are presented each summer at the Annual International Meeting.

Find full details and a complete list of ASABE major awards online.

The deadline for submitting nominations is October 31.

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Renew Subscriptions to Enjoy Uninterrupted Access

Journal of the ASABETechnology is changing rapidly and ASABE journals can help you keep pace with important developments that affect your career. Renew your ASABE journal subscriptions now, so that you don't lose access to these valuable resources.

For 2023 prices, visit our website or contact

Journal of the ASABE
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

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ASABE Book Club Hosts November 9 Discussion


Are you interested in networking and discussing interesting and timely topics with your fellow ASABE members? Join the ASABE Book Club as we host our second book review.

To participate, read or listen to American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman. Then, on November 9, meet with fellow participants online, to exchange insights. 

Registration is required.

The ASABE Book Club is supported by the ASABE Initiative Fund and sponsored by ASABE Young Professionals Community.

The first 100 ASABE member-registrants will be eligible for a $25 Amazon credit. Once registered and after participating in the Zoom on November 9 the credit will be issued to qualifying members.

The book is available on Amazon and other booksellers.

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The Circular Food and Agricultural System:  UNFAO Side Event


ASABE is joining efforts with leaders at Texas A&M, University of Illinois, and the University of Florida in organizing a virtual side event at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022.

"The Circular Food and Agricultural System" will take place October 12, 12:00 noon (eastern). Among the confirmed speakers are ASABE members Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M; Ziynet Boz, University of Florida; Bruno Basso, Michigan State University; and Angela Green, University of Illinois.


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Resource "Capstone" Issue: Closing Out the College Experience


The September/October issue is a very special issue of Resource.

Published every three years, this Capstone issue showcases projects from 19 universities. Guest editor Andy Hale, from North Carolina State University, helped solicit these articles. Capstones represent the crowning achievement in obtaining a degree. The projects provide a culminating experience where students use their acquired knowledge to design solutions to real-world projects. Their designs are both innovative and exciting.

Sit back and enjoy what these students have accomplished.

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Free Literature Review

Authors, remember that you can save some time and cite relevant articles from the Society's journals by taking advantage of our free literature review.

To receive a free list of relevant articles, use this
Google form. There is no obligation to incorporate suggested citations into your article. Questions? Please contact Garey Fox at We look forward to helping you publish your research!
Student Awards & Competition Orientation Webinar

Did you miss the webinar? Not to worry! We recorded it for you. Investing a little time to watch it could pay big dividends.

Our wide array of competitions will polish your hard and soft skills, boost your confidence and your resume, and give you a leg up in the job market. Several competitions can build on projects or research you are already completing, others are hands-on competitions that challenge you to design and build.


ASABE CNH Industrial Undergraduate Scholarship


Students, could you use an extra $2,500 for your education expenses? Apply for the ASABE CNH Industrial Undergraduate Scholarship.

Deadline to apply is October 17, 2022.

Winners will be notified in mid-December.

Find more details online.

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Students! Survey is Your Chance to Win $100


Undergraduate students are valuable members of ASABE, and we want to know what's valuable to you. What motivates you and what current resources do you value the most? How can we better meet your unique needs? How can we make it easier for you to engage with ASABE locally, regionally, and nationally?

Complete the survey prior to October 31 for a chance to win a $100 e-gift card. Must be a member to win.

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CA/NV Student Rally


Registration is Open—Join Us in Costa Rica!

ASABE Sustainable Energy Conference logo
Sustainable Energy for a Sustainable Future
San José, Costa Rica
October 24-26, 2022

Registration remains open to attend either in-person or virtual next month.
Program details and registration are now available at the website.

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Erosion Research Symposium: Presenters Register by October 1

Soil Erosion Research Symposium

Soil Erosion Research under a Changing Climate Symposium
with AgroEnviron 2020 in 2023
Punta Borinquen Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
January 8–13, 2023

Registration is now open for presenters and all attendees. Reminder that presenting authors must be registered by October 1 to confirm your talk or poster in the program. Register before December 14 to save over $100!

The registration link, program details, and other information is available on the event website. The program spans a full week beginning January 8.

Sunday—Welcome reception at 5:30 pm local time
Monday—Technical programming and lunch at the Punta Borinquen Resort. Keynote speaker: Jane Willenbring, Stanford University
Tuesday—All-day field trip to key erosion sites in western Puerto Rico
Wednesday—Technical programming and lunch at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Keynote speaker: Rafael Bras, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday—Technical programming, lunch, and dinner at the Punta Borinquen Resort. Keynote speaker: Robert Stallard, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Friday—Technical programming and lunch at the Punta Borinquen Resort, closing the symposium by 2 pm local time. Keynote speaker: Grizelle Gonzalez, USDA-Forest Service

Find information on our speakers here.

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AETC 2023 Hits the Road for California

AETC 2023Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference
Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
Fresno, California
February 12-14, 

Take a road trip with us as AETC heads to sunny California! A draft schedule and opportunity to be a sponsor or exhibitor is available at the website, as well as the reservation link to the DoubleTree by Hilton where there is a block of rooms available. More information will be posted as we have it confirmed.

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ASABE Members Enjoy a Discount! 

The Resilient Harvests Conference brings together multidisciplinary leaders interested in a resource-efficient future for controlled environment agriculture to build consensus on government regulations, utility and efficiency program support, and technology integration.

ASABE members qualify for a registration discount.

More here

Last Call: Jefferson Science Fellowships

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023 Jefferson Science Fellowships (JSF). Established by the Secretary of State in 2003, these fellowships engage the American academic science, technology, engineering, and medical communities in U.S. foreign policy and international development.

Fellowships are open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning, who are U.S. citizens. After successfully obtaining a security clearance, Fellows will spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development, serving as advisers on issues of foreign policy and international development.

Applications will be accepted from August 1 through October 18, 2022

Learn more and apply 

The JSFs are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and supported by the U.S. Department of State and USAID.

Submit member news to 
Dolores Landeck - Editor