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Call for Poster Abstracts

Please review guidelines below before submitting.

Abstract Requirements & Deadlines

The California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy is seeking abstract submissions for its 2023 meeting poster session. This year’s session is open to submissions from students and professionals. Students accepted to present a poster may compete for a cash award for the top three posters. The society seeks science-based abstracts in fields related to agricultural and environmental stewardship. Conference sessions emphasize nutrient, water and pest and disease management, soil conservation and health, and environmental stress resiliency in agriculture.

DEADLINE: Abstracts are due by 5 PM on Friday, December 23, 2022 if you would like to present a poster at the conference.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by January 9, 2023.

Abstract Instructions: 

  • Complete the Abstract Submission form below and upload your abstract in a Word file (PDFs will not be accepted) at the bottom of the form. 
  • Abstracts must be a clear, concise, one paragraph summary with no more than 275 words.
  • They should be informative, providing scope, purpose, experimental approach, significant results, and major conclusions.
  • Format your abstract as single-spaced, using 12-point font in Microsoft Word.
  • Include presentation title and names and affiliations of all authors. 
  • Abstracts will be posted the event website and in the conference proceedings.
  • View a Sample abstract

Posters will be displayed from the beginning of the conference on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 7, and taken down the end of the reception. A wine and cheese reception will be held, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., on Feb. 7. Presenters are asked to stand by their posters during the reception.

Competitive Student Research Poster Session - Judged


  • Currently enrolled students and those graduated within the past 1 year qualify. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit.
  • Up to two students per accepted poster may attend the full conference with free registration (travel not included).
  • Regardless of conference attendance, students delivering accepted presentations must register for the conference.
  • A monetary award will be available to the top three student presentation entries.
  • Your major professor must approve your submission (please upload this form completed and signed your professor).

Travel funds may be available for student presenters. Questions regarding travel support or other poster-related questions can be directed to Mae Culumber by e-mail at cmculumber@ucanr.edu. The travel support policy can be found here: https://ucanr.edu/sites/calasa/files/376987.pdf 

Tips for Poster Preparation
  • Concentrate on a few main points, rather than crowding too much information into the poster.
  • Highlight your title, headings, and subheadings with colors and colored lines.
  • Format headings and subheadings to be at least 25% larger than the text copy in bold or semi bold.
  • Keep your text in short, concise, legible statements. Minimize complete sentences and paragraphs.
  • Text in upper and lower case letters is more readable than all capitals. Text should be at least 1/4-inch (0.64 cm) tall and readable from a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m)

For technical questions: UC ANR Program Support,530-750-1361 
For all other questions, Poster Session Co-Chairs: Ranjit Riar, CSU Fresno, Hossein Zakeri, CSU Chico, or Lauren Hale, USDA.