Welcome to the National Agricultural Communications Symposium (NACS) website!
(Formerly known as the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) - Agricultural Communications Section) 

The 2019 National Agricultural Communications Symposium (NACS) will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, on February 3-4, 2019. As always, this symposium will take place on site with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) that will run from Jan. 31–Feb. 6.

To see an example of how the 2019 NACS will be organized, the 2018 SAAS-Agricultural Communications Section schedule can be found here.


Registration for the 2019 NACS will be available starting September 15, 2018.

Registration fee structure:
  • Academic Faculty and Professionals -- $110**
  • Undergraduate and graduate students -- $40

**Please note:
If you have registered for a different section of SAAS, but plan to spend significant time at NACS (i.e., eating the Sunday morning breakfast), you are NOT required to pay the full $110. Rather, the modified registration fee for academic faculty and professionals is $60.

If you have any questions, please contact NACS Ag Communications Treasurer Dr. Ricky Telg (University of Florida) at rwtelg@ufl.edu or 352-392-2094.

Paper, Poster, and Professional Development Calls

These calls are open to anyone in any region. It is a great opportunity to share your research and professional experiences with colleagues.

Research Paper Call
Submit FULL papers to Tobin Redwine, tredwine@tamu.edu, by Oct. 1 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).
  • Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation will be encouraged to revise their abstracts as needed and submit a final version by December 11, 2018, as a PDF for inclusion on the NACS website.
Research and Innovative Poster Call
Submit poster proposals to Abigail Borron, aborron@uga.edu, by Oct. 19 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).

Professional Development
Professional Development Session Call
Submit proposals for professional development sessions to Quisto Settle, qsettle@okstate.edu, by Oct. 19 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern).
  • We are seeking original proposals on new and innovative ideas that are relevant to our work as agricultural communicators. See call for suggested topics and details.