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The Research Center Administrators Society is a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.



RCAS Mission:

The society mission is to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research center administration scientific research, and new technology.


2015 RCAS Winter Meeting,
January 31 - February 3, Atlanta, GA

The 2015 RCAS Winter Meeting will be held in conjunction with the SAAS at The Westin Peachtree Plaza (a member of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.) in Atlanta, Georgia, January 31-February 3, 2015.

Westin Peachtree  Plaza

210 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA  30303
Phone:  404-659-1400
Deadline for group lodging rates:
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM - EST

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The  2014 RCAS Winter Meeting was held at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas on February 2-5, 2014.

Past President Ken Scaife, Ohio State University hands over the gavel to new President Larry Earnest, University of Arkansas


Click here to access audio visual presentations from the Dallas 2014 meeting.



The 2014 RCAS Distinguished Service Award

George Granade of the University of Georgia Griffin Campus has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Research Center Administrators Society, a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.

 The award is given for service, leadership, and outstanding contributions to RCAS over an extended period of time. Granade has held several RCAS offices including past-president (2012-13), president (2011-2012), vice-president and program chair (2010-11) and secretary (2009-2010).

 He has also moderated several RCAS sessions, made presentations and served on several committee assignments. Granade, along with others from the University of Georgia, co-hosted the RCAS annual meetings in 2007 and 2009.

 Since 1990, Granade has served as director of field services on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences campus in Griffin. He came to Griffin in April 1990, from Kansas State where he served as research agronomist at Southeast Agricultural Research Center, Parson. Prior to his Kansas appointment, Granade served as research associate in the agronomy and soils department at Auburn University.

 Granade earned both masters and bachelor’s degrees in agronomy with an emphasis on soils from the UGA CAES. He earned an associate’s degree in agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. A native of Waynesboro, he is a graduate of Waynesboro High School, now Burke County High School.

 He and his wife, Jill, a special education teacher in the Griffin-Spalding County School System, have two grown sons, George, II, and Nicholas.


  President Ken Scaife presents the 2014 RCAS Distinguished Service Award to George Granade at the annual awards banquet in Dallas Texas.





Other Annoucements

Position Announcemnt: Access full announcement here

Research Agronomist
North Dakota State University
Oakes Irrigation Research Site
Opening #1400443

Position Information:
The research agronomist has leadership responsibilities for developing, implementing, and reporting outcomes of the research program at the Oakes Irrigation Research Site. The Oakes Irrigation Research Site is an NDSU off-station research site administered by the Carrington Research Extension Center. The research program focuses on irrigated crop production with objectives including improved cultural production practices, pest management, crop adaptation evaluations, variety performance, crop water requirements and improved techniques of water management. The agronomist is expected to compete successfully for extramural funding to assist in funding the research program. The successful candidate is expected to coordinate and collaborate with other NDSU and regional project leaders on joint research projects appropriate to the OIRS; analyze and disseminate information from research programs; participate in outreach efforts; interact closely with farmers, extension staff, agribusiness representatives and crop commodity organizations. The agronomist has supervisory responsibilities for support staff at the OIRS and reports to the Center Director.

To apply
• Visit
• create an account
• search for opening #1400443
• create and submit your application when prompted

Screening extended
February 6, 2015

Direct questions to:
Mike Ostlie
Search Committee Chair

This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements.
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
North Dakota State University is an ADVANCE institution and Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution.





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     Feb 2015 – Atlanta, Georgia        

     Sep 2015 – North Carolina

     Feb 2016 – San Antonio, Texas

     Fall 2016 - Colorado




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For  general information contact Robert Dunker, RCAS Communications Officer.

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