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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.


Fall Meeting 2019

Plan to attend the fall meeting in Fairport, NY and the surrounding area, Sunday September 8 through Wednesday the 11th. As in past fall meetings we will have a Executive meeting on Sunday afternoon and tours of the area agriculture and related business and industry Monday through Wednesday ending with a planned return to the event hotel by 4:30 pm.

RCAS FAll 2019 Agenda.

RCAS FAll 2019 Travel Information.

Please note: Guest will receive the the Woodcliff hotel group rate before and after the event starting September 5th and ending September 14th if you would like to come early or stay in the area after the meeting.

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Plan to fly in and out of the Rochester, NY (ROC) airport.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in New York!

Take a look at this presentation from the winter meetings in Birmingham, AL for more information. 2019 Summer Tour, New York

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What our members say about RCAS:

“No man is an island.  That is a universal truth and especially true for people involved in agriculture and agricultural research.  The RCAS is a critical link for our Research Station Superintendents in North Carolina to be connected to others who face the same challenges and opportunities every day.  Our members frequently rely on Center Administrators in other states for advice, ideas, and comradery.  Before embarking on initiatives such as new technology, we know that there is someone within the society that has had some experience and we want to draw on that experience.  Members are open and honest and it truly is a society.  The Annual Meeting and the Summer Meeting are both great opportunities to form bonds and learn from others.  You always learn by talking with others and seeing similar operations in other states.  The RCAS is an organization in which we find great value and look to support its growth”.

Sandy Stewart
Research Stations Division Director
NCDA and NC State University

“Participation in RCAS provides a network where station managers can exchange ideas and learn from others with similar responsibilities.  Knowing that someone else is out there and might be able to help answer a question or has lived through a specific situation and is willing to share their knowledge is a valued asset.  The research location site visits and exposure to related agricultural businesses expands our understanding of how research and outreach supports the industry as a whole”. 

Steve Hawkins
Director Purdue Ag Centers









        Past and Future Meetings

    Sep 2017 - California

    Feb 2018 - Raliegh, NC

    Aug 2018 - Morgantown, WV

    Feb 2019 - Birmingham, AL

    Fall 2019 - Fairport, NY




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Contact Us:

For general information contact Vaughn Skinner, RCAS Communications Officer.

(479) 841-3362