CALASA was founded in April 1971 by a group of California agronomists who recognized the value in creating a forum to focus on California agriculture and chartered the California chapter of the national American Society of Agronomy. The CALASA annual conference was launched in January 1972 and has been held every year since. The fundamental purpose of the annual meeting is the same as that of the national chapter – to promote research, disseminate scientific information, foster high standards of educational and ethical conduct in the profession, and facilitate robust cooperation among organizations with similar missions.
The CALASA meeting brought to you in collaboration with UC ANR Cooperative Extension provides an opportunity for students, professionals, and other attendees to increase their knowledge of current topics of agronomic importance in California. Many CCA’s and PCA’s attend the conference to earn continuing education units important to their professional standing.