Welcome to the website for the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors! This site’s purpose is to encourage collaboration among agricultural scientists in the South as well as inform the funders of agricultural research about research priorities, impacts, and status of projects.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  1. 2020 ESS/ARD/SAES Annual Meeting & and Workshop

    September 28 @ 6:00 pm - October 1 @ 8:00 pm
  2. SAAESD Fall Virtual Meeting

    September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Contact the Association


Executive Director
Gary A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 814-380-3295
Assistant to the Director:
Donna Pearce
North Carolina State University
Box 7561
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone 919-215-4038
Fax: 919-515-7745


Featured Impact Statements

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S1056 – Managing Food Safety Risks

This project is the first attempt to develop comprehensive risk-based strategies that control foodborne pathogens in all foods and at […]

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S1032 – Improving the Sustainability of Livestock and Poultry Production in the United States

S-1032 scientists are making sure that livestock and poultry producers have the best practices and technology available to them.

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S1039 – Biology, Impact, and Management of Soybean Insect Pests in Soybean Production Systems

This project advanced knowledge of current and emerging soybean insect pests and improved tactics for managing them, thus promoting a […]

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Sweet Potato Collaborators Conference

This project has shared information and technology that improved sweet potato yield, quality, and food safety, thus reducing grower costs […]

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2016 Award-Winning Multistate Research

S1060 – Fly Management in Animal Agriculture Systems and Impacts on Animal Health and Food Safety

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