ZOOM ACCESS: Annual Section Meeting TODAY

In a change from past years, this year’s CA/NV Annual Meeting will take place in conjunction with AETC at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center from 5:30 to 8:15 pm Tuesday, February 14th.

The meeting will be in person and include a Student Poster Competition, Business Meeting, update from ASABE leadership, and a keynote speaker.

Meeting and registration info is provided at https://bit.ly/2023CANVMeeting.


  • Tue, Feb 14 (@ AETC | Fresno Convention Center)
    • 5:30 pm: Student Poster Competition
    • 6:15 pm: Business Meeting
    • 7:00 pm: ASABE Update: Keith Tinsey and Austin Roepke
    • 7:30 pm: Keynote: Professor Zhongli Pan, UC Davis BAE
    • 8:10 pm: Closing
    • 8:15 pm: Adjourn

Feb 2023: Rally, AETC, Annual Meeting

February 2023 will be a busy, eventful month for the Section with several events taking place in Fresno, CA. Events include:

4th Annual Student Rally

The 4th Annual CA/NV Student Rally will be hosted by CSU Fresno from Saturday, February 11th until Sunday, February 12th. Activities will include a tour of Fresno State’s Center for Irrigation Technology and Citrus Packing Teaching Laboratory, Industry Tours, Engineering Design Competition, and Career Panel as well as an opportunity to network with professionals attending the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference.

Registration link: https://na.eventscloud.com/canvrally23

Hotel information: Towne Place Suites Fresno Clovis (580 West Shaw, Clovis, CA, $90/night for a double). To reserve a room, For hotel call (559) 251-7800, and ask for the hotel block for this weekend for Fresno State reserved by Belinda Munoz. If there are issues ask for the Manager Shelly and if you still have issues contact Hossein Edalati (ahedalati@ucdavis.edu or text him at 530-220-2489).

Program: https://bit.ly/rally23-program

Schedule: https://bit.ly/rally23-schedule

Contacts and Addresses: https://bit.ly/rally23-addresses

Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference

The Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) will be coming to California for the first time. Hosted by ASABE, this conference will take place from Sunday, February 12th until Tuesday, February 14th at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center.

There are many opportunities for ASABE Student Members to get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student members are able to apply for free registration to attend! Registration is limited, apply here. You can also submit your abstract to be a poster presenter during the Poster Session and Competition. Both graduate and undergraduate can participate. Poster entries are due by January 31st.

CA/NV Annual Meeting

In a change from past years, this year’s CA/NV Annual Meeting will take place in conjunction with AETC at the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center from 5:30 to 8:15 pm Tuesday, February 14th. The meeting will be in person and include a Student Poster Competition, Business Meeting, update from ASABE leadership, and a keynote speaker. Meeting and registration provided at https://bit.ly/2023CANVMeeting.

World Ag Expo

The Annual World Agricultural Expo is taking place from Tuesday, February 14th to Thursday, February 16th in Tulare, CA.

2022 Rally Career Panel #1

Did you miss the 2022 ASABE CA/NV Rally? No worries.

You can get in on a piece of the Student Rally action by watching the first Career Panel (Fri, November 11th, 2022) with Erica Ahmann-Smithies (City of American Canyon), Gary Thompson (GUSS Automation), and Yvonne Sams (Flory Industries) on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UVfUqKvS0sE.

Here is a recap of all the events at the 2022 Rally.

PROGRAM AGENDA (Hosted by Cal Poly SLO BRAE Department):

  • Fri, Nov 11
    • 10:30 – 11:30 AM: Amos Power Tractor Demo
    • 11:30 – 12:00 PM: Registration
    • 12:00 – 01:00 PM: Welcome (BRAE Chair/ASABE President)
    • 01:00 – 02:30 PM: Career Panel 1 (Virtual)
    • 02:30 – 04:30 PM: Cal Poly SLO/BRAE Dept tours
    • 04:30 – 07:00 PM: Beach Bonfire with YPC Chair Dr. Sushant Mehan
  • Sat, Nov 12
    • 08:00 – 08:30 AM: Omelet Breakfast
    • 08:30 – 10:00 AM: Career Panel 2
    • 10:30 – 11:45 AM: Visit to Andros Engineering in Paso Robles, CA
    • 11:45 – 12:15 PM: Travel back to Cal Poly SLO
    • 12:15 – 01:45 PM: Lunch with Logging Club
    • 01:45 – 12:15 PM: YPC Presentation: Dr. Sushant Mehan
    • 02:15 – 04:00 PM: Engineering Design Competition
    • 04:00 – 04:30 PM: Rally Business Meeting
    • 04:30 – 05:00 PM: Order of the Engineer

Rally Materials

For updates about the 2023 Student Rally this coming February, check back for more information on our Student Rally webpage: https://asabecanv.wordpress.com/rally/.

REGISTER: Student Rally (Nov 11-12) @CalPoly SLO

Are you an ABE (Agricultural or Biological Engineering) student or professional, or in one of the many related fields?

  • Engineering: Biosystems, Environmental, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical;
  • Animal or Veterinary Science;
  • Hydrology and Irrigation Technology;
  • Viticulture and Enology;
  • Horticulture or Plant Science;
  • Soil Science, Entomology, or Nematology;
  • Ecology or Forestry;
  • Textiles, to name a few

Are you interested in learning more about a discipline that exists at the intersection of people, animals and the environment?

Have you ever wondered to yourself: “What even is an Agricultural and Biological Engineer?” You may just be starting out or have been in the major for several years and still wondering what it is all about? What can one do with a degree in Ag and Bio Engineering? What jobs are out there? What areas of work? What future job or post graduate studies options are available to you? What are programs like at other schools?

Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do and are looking for an opportunity to network and meet more people in your field. You may be looking for a job or a chance to check out CalPoly SLO BRAE department’s graduate programs.

Or perhaps you are a professional looking to give back, mentor, or just get involved in the Section. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved.

The 3rd ASABE CANV Student Rally is a unique opportunity that can help you find the answers to some of these questions while meeting other students with interests similar to you. The Rally will be hosted, in person, by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Dept over Veteran’s Day weekend. Attendees can expect a 1.5 day event beginning at Noon on Friday, Nov 11th and concluding Saturday, Nov 12, at 3:30 PM.

Activities will include a tour of CalPoly SLO and the BRAE Department, local industry tours, career/alumni panel, and fun opportunities to make new friends such as the bonfire on the beach. To learn more about the ASABE CANV Student Rally and see pictures from past years, checkout the Rally website: https://asabecanv.wordpress.com/rally/

Check out the Rally Flyer with registration link below and register at the following site: 2022 ASABE CANV Rally Registration

  • What: 3rd Annual ASABE CA-NV Student Rally
  • Where: CalPoly San Luis Obispo
  • Hosted by: BioResource & Ag. Engineering Dept.
  • When: 12 PM Fri 11/11 to 3:30 PM, Sat 11/12/2022
  • Activities: School/Dept tour, local industry tour, career/alumni panel, bonfire on the beach, networking, and making new friends
  • Cost: $15 (student), $25 (faculty), free (virtual–limited programming)
  • Non-ASABE members, students/professionals of all disciplines welcome

If you have questions, please reach out to CalPoly SLO BRAE Dept Head, Dr. Peter Livingston (paliving@calpoly.edu) or ASABE CA/NV Program Chair, Carolyn M. Jones (carolyn.jones@usda.gov).

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF, PNG)

2022 Student Rally Flyer with Registration QR Code:

Nov 11-12, 2022: Student Rally @ CalPoly SLO

We are excited to announce the upcoming 3rd annual ASABE CANV Student Rally will be hosted, in person, by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Department over Veteran’s Day weekend (Fri, Nov 11-Sat, Nov 12, 2022). Attendees can expect a 1.5 day event beginning Friday, Nov 11th around noon and concluding Saturday afternoon. More info regarding activities will be announced soon. Check back for this and registration link on the Student Rally website.

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF), Rally Flyer (PNG)

Jan Update & 2022 Annual Meeting

94th bimonthly update

The January bimonthly section update has been published and includes information about the:

A link to the 94th update is available: HERE. All past updates, announcements, and materials related to past section events may be found on the Section Updates Page.

Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held virtually over zoom on Wed, February 9th, 2022 from 5:00-8:30 PM.

Registration is $5 for students and $10 for all other members and guests and can be done at the following website: https://na.eventscloud.com/canv2022

The meeting will include:

  • Student Poster Competition (due Mon, Feb 7th);
  • Business Meeting with Section Updates;
  • Updates from ASABE leadership; and
  • Keynote Speaker, Steve Zicari, who will talk about recycling food and food waste

If you are having issues with registration or want to be a meeting sponsor, please contact Section Chair, Lynn Groundwater at lgroundwater AT ppeng.com.

A copy of the announcement is available: HERE.

Student Poster Competition

The annual student poster competition will take place during the 2022 annual meeting. Posters are due by Monday, February 7th and can be submitted via a Box Link. Participants must submit a poster and 3-5 minute video summarizing the poster and its findings.

The competition is offered at the graduate and undergraduate levels. First, second, and third place in each category are awarded a $300, $150, and $75 cash price, respectively. Examples of award winners from past years may be found on the Section Awards Page.

For more information, check out the Instructions or contact Section Chair, Lynn Groundwater.

Rally Pushed Back to Feb 2022


In light of the recent surge in COVID cases, the 3rd annual ASABE CANV Student Rally originally set for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, will now be hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over President’s Day weekend (Sat, Feb 19-Mon, Feb 21, 2022). We hope that COVID cases will have settled down by to have the Rally in person, but have not ruled out the possibility of a virtual event. Please check back for updates and information about the program.

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF), Flyer Page 1 (PNG), Flyer Page 2 (PNG)

Jan 15-17, 2022: Student Rally @ CalPoly SLO


In 2022, the 3rd annual ASABE CANV Student Rally will be hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (Sat, Jan 15-Mon, Jan 17, 2022).

Advertise the Rally: Rally Flyer (PDF), Flyer Page 1 (PNG), Flyer Page 2 (PNG)

Job Opportunities!

Presenting ASABE CA/NV Section new Jobs Page: If you are looking for exciting new opportunities, your first job, an internship, or career fairs, check out the new ASABE CA/NV Section Jobs Page: https://asabecanv.wordpress.com/jobs/. Employers can e-mail positions to asabecanv@gmail.com to get them posted on our Jobs Page.

ASABE Career Resources: Thanks to a partnership with Resume Target, a professional resume writing service, ASABE is pleased to offer complimentary career-related resources to ASABE members seeking professional development and career tips. Features include a host of resume templates, networking tips, and job searching strategies. We invite you to check out the career platform and the free resources available.

Poster Competition Due Monday Feb 8th

The deadline has been extended to Monday, February 8th.

The ASABE CA/NV Section hosts a Student Poster Competition at the Annual Meeting. This year the top 3 posters in each category (undergraduate and graduate) will be awarded a $300, $150, and $75 cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively. Please read the Student Poster Competition instruction HERE. Posters and poster videos may be submitted to the following Box upload site: HEREThe submission deadline is Monday, February, 8th, 2021. Winner will be announced at the Annual Section Meeting on Wednesday, February 10th.

More information about the Annual Meeting: