Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Florida Section ASABE Meeting 2018

In June, the Florida Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers hosted their annual meeting. This meeting provides a venue for all working in the profession to come together, share ideas, network, and learn. The section has a tradition of meeting annually and hosting a trade show exhibit, research presentations, an awards ceremony, and professional development opportunities.

Talent On Display

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 Drs. Eban Bean and Adam Watson of UF ABE presented research during the sessions. Dr. Bean's programs focus on urban hydrology and work closely with the Program for Resource Efficient Communities and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology. Dr. Watson's focus is on agribusiness, farm economics, supply chain management and food systems. He is a faculty member in the Agricultural Operations Management program in ABE. Other presenters included Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis and Dr. Kati Migliaccio.

Dedicated Professionals

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Dr. Steve Searcy from Texas A&M University (and current ASABE president) providing the 25 year award to Dr. Rafa Munoz-Carpena. Dr. Carpena is a Professor in ABE and is the Interim Chair of the Department.

The excellent work of former and current students was also recognized.

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Dr. Anne Elise (Creamer) Wester current PhD student Thiago Borba Onofre were recognized for contributions to the discipline and presentation excellence, respectively.

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Other noteworthy contributions were made by Dr. Richard Scholtz who has long supported and been part of the Florida Section ASABE leadership.

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We should also mention that Dr. Aditya Singh was recognized for his work by the section with an award.
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Dr. Singh is UF ABE's new remote sensing faculty member and specializes in optical remote sensing.

If you haven't attended a Florida Section meeting for ASABE lately - plan to attend next year. The meeting provides a great place to share ideas, meet new people and learn about exciting new advances in the discipline. Look for more information on the website.

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