Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)

The Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN) is one of the oldest agriculturally based Societies established in 1962 by the pioneer staff of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The objects of the Society among others are to foster the pursuit and understanding of both basic and applied agricultural science in Nigeria, to disseminate agricultural knowledge by various publications.
This includes a Journal of Agriculture, and the organization of agricultural shows, symposia, seminars, lectures, conferences, etc; to promote the interest of agricultural scientists, farmers and all those connected with the agriculture industry, and to be in close collaboration with societies having related objects both in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Membership is drawn from all agricultural professionals from Faculty of Agriculture in the Universities, Colleges of Agriculture, Research Institutes, Federal Department of Agriculture, state Ministries of Agriculture and Agricultural Development Programmes. The Society holds annual conference on rotatory basis which provides opportunity for peer review of oral paper/poster presentation and interaction on current trends in agriculture among major stake holders. Regular publications of the Society include Annual Conference proceeding, Nigerian Agricultural Journal and Newsletter . The Society is governed by the National Executive Council with the President as the Chairman.