Welcome to the National Agricultural Communications Symposium (NACS) website!
(Formerly known as the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) - Agricultural Communications Section)
The 2019 NACS Convention will take place in Birmingham, Alabama, on Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2019. The NACS - Agricultural Communications Section's meeting will take place on Feb. 3-4 (Sunday and Monday) in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Associations of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) conference.

The 2018 SAAS-Agricultural Communications Section schedule can be found here.


Registration for the NACS convention is open through Eventbrite. The link to the registration page is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-saas-ag-comm-section-jacksonville-fl-tickets-38835921286. Once to the site, click on the GREEN “TICKETS” button on the right. 

Please take note of the registration fee structure. For undergraduate and graduate students, the fee is $40. For academic faculty and professionals, the fee is $110. However, IF you have registered for a different section but plan to spend significant time in the Ag Comm Section (as in if you are planning to eat the Sunday morning breakfast), we are NOT requiring the full $110; your registration fee is $60 to cover the Ag Comm section's expenses. If you are just attending a presentation or two in the Ag Comm section and will not be eating the Sunday breakfast, you are not required to pay the Ag Comm registration fee.

For those attending pre- or post-conference sessions affiliated with the NACS Ag Communications section (Ag Comm Vision Meeting, Impact Writing Team), please pay the $60 registration fee to cover SAAS's organizational expenses.

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. 

Submit FULL papers to Abigail Borron, aborron@uga.eduOct. 1 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) 

Submit poster proposals to Quisto Settle, quisto.settle@gmail.com, by Oct. 19 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern)

Professional Development
Submit proposals for professional development sessions to Lauri Baker, lmbaker@ksu.edu Oct. 19 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) 

Join the NACS - Agricultural Communications Section on Google Groups to receive updates about section activities.

SAAS Ag Comm Discussion Forum