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ISPA Newsletter 8(5) May 2020: Elections, Awards, Upcoming Events, Jobs
May 14, 2020
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2020 ISPA Elections
The nomination committee of ISPA is requesting nominations for the following offices for the ISPA
  • President Elect – (Six year appointment) to serve as President Elect from July 2020 to July 2022, and then move to President for July 2022 to July 2024 and then to Past-President 2024-2026.
  • Secretary – (Two year appointment) to serve from July 2020 to July 2022
  • Treasurer - (Four year appointment) to serve from July 2020 to July 2024
 
The ISPA is governed by an international Board of Directors consisting of elected officers (President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, and Treasurer).  The office of President will be filled by the current president-elect, James Lowenberg-DeBoer. 
 
Regarding nominations for the available elected positions of President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer please feel free to nominate yourself! This is perfectly acceptable! The name of all nominators will be kept confidential.
 
To nominate an individual:
  1. The nominator must be a current member of ISPA.
  2. The nominee must be a current member of ISPA.
  3. Contact the nominee and verify that they are interested/available to serve as an officer. 
  4. Submit a short CV (no more than 2-pages) with a high resolution picture of nominee.
  5. Provide contact information for the nominee and the nominator.
  6. Please send nominations to nominations@ispag.org.
Nominations must be received by 8 June 2020
 
Elections will be held electronically. Ballots will be emailed to all ACTIVE ISPA members. Visit your My Account page (ispag.org/myaccount) to check your membership status - you will need to login using the email address associated with your membership. If questions please contact info@ispag.org
2020 ICPA Awards

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for award nominations has been extended to 8 June 2020.

Brief descriptions of the awards in different categories are listed below:

Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award(s): The Pierre C. Robert Precision Agriculture Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to precision agriculture science and technology and who are presenting an oral or poster paper at the conference. Two awards will be given in this category to a Young and Senior Scientist/Professional. The young scientist/professional must be 42 or younger; the senior scientist/professional over 42. Senior scientist/professional must have 20 or more years of experience the majority of which must be in the area of precision agriculture. The selected candidates will be honored during the conference award ceremony with a Plaque of Achievement and US$ 1000 cash award.
 
 
Due to the postponement of the conference, the Graduate Student Awards will not be presented this year. 
 
SUBMISSION: The entire nomination package must be submitted as one pdf file, in an e-mail attachment. Nominations are due on or before 8 June 2020 to the Chair of the ICPA Awards Committee, awards@ispag.org. Questions related to the awards nomination must also be addressed to the awards@ispag.org.
Upcoming Events
20-21 SEP 2021
4th Online Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures
Newport, England
https://www.agritechecon.co.uk/
 
13-15 OCT 2021
OFE2021
Montpellier, France
 
29-31 OCT 2021
9th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture
Virtual
 
10-12 NOV 2021
XIII Brazlilian congress on Agroinformatics
Virtual
 
26-29 JUN 2022
15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
1 AUG 2022
NUE Workshop
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
 
29 AUG - 01 SEP 2022
European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (jointly with International Conference on Precision Livestock Farming)
Vienna, Austria
 
30 AUG - 02 SEP 2022
International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming (joinly with European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming)
Vienna, Austria
 
14-16 SEP 2022
PHAB 2021
The Hague, The Netherlands
 
OCT 2022 - OFFICAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Second Latin American Congress of Precision Agriculture
Cordoba, Argentina
 
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
Jobs Listing
Do you have a job you would like to post to the ISPA website? Please send your job announcement, a short description, and cutoff deadline for applications to info@ispag.org
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The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is a non-profit professional scientific organization.
The mission of ISPA is to advance the science of precision agriculture globally.
 
Contact 
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