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The Women in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, and Environmental Science Committee is dedicated to:

  • promoting the status of women in the three Societies,
  • encouraging women to achieve professional excellence,
  • establishing networks of women in the agronomic, crops, soils, and environmental sciences,
  • sponsoring meetings to address issues of special concerns to professional women in our sciences, and
  • fostering the informal exchange of information and contacts in support of professional activities of women.


2017 Women in Science Workshop

Connecting Mindfulness and Work-Life Balance
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2:00PM-4:30PM

Sabine GrunwaldMulti-tasking, overloaded schedules, and high demands often keep us incredibly busy and stressed. It seems paradoxical to meet both the demands and goals of our work and personal life. To balance our expectations, our career goals as scientists, while also living a deeply fulfilling and happy life can be challenging. Specifically, women suffer from those competing demands. To keep us healthy and in the "green zone" depends how we relate to stress and life as a whole. There has been ample research evidence that mindfulness practices allow us to unplug and be more present - deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around you and within you (in your body, heart, and mind) in the present moment. The practices of mindfulness cultivate the ability to become more aware of thoughts, emotions, and actions, and thus, give us the tools to live up to our highest potential. Join us at this workshop where we will explore the work life balance and several mindfulness practices. Speaker: Sabine Grunwald, PhD Leader of UF Mindfulness & Professor Pedometrics, Landscape Analysis & GIS Laboratory Soil and Water Science Department University of Florida.

Fee: $25 ($30 after Sept. 7)
Student Fee: $10 ($15 after Sept. 7) limited number available

Include this workshop with your Annual Meeting Registration or contact Lynne Navis with registration questions. Contact Susan Chapman for more information on the workshop.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for supporting this Women in Science workshop!


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New Feature - Women in Our Sciences!

We're excited to announce a new feature - developed by the Women in Science Committee.  On an ongoing basis, our women scientists will provide short articles in CSA News with advice for everyone (not just women).

November 2017
Stella Salvo offers an industry perspective on work-life balance.

October 2017
Heidi Peterson suggests a solution for dealing with stress at work and in daily life.

August 2017
Odiney Alvarez provides insight on work-life balance as a PhD Student.

June 2017
Astrid Jacobson shares her experiences as an associate professor. 

May 2017
Caitlin Price Youngquist offers tips on finding a work-life balance as an educator. 

April 2017
Sabine Goldberg provides advice on work-life balance, information about working for ARS, and her profile so you can get to know her better!