Research with a little SAAS 

Today, a week ago, we were packing our bags to head back to Gainesville after a great, first experience at a research conference. A week later, it’s Valentine’s Day to celebrate out love for research! 🙂 In graduate school, it is encouraged to attend the research conferences and a big accomplishment to have manuscripts and posters accepted to a conference.

The Heart of Dixie state hosted this year’s Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) and Southern Rural Sociological Association (SRSA). Scientists from all over the southern region, and across the country, gathered to present their findings and data in Mobile, Alabama.img_5370

For my research poster, I presented on “Seeing through GM Information: Exploring Perceived Transparency differences in Information Channel and Source.” This study looked at perceived transparency in different channels and sources with GM crops. To see my poster as well as other graduate students’ posters, check them out here!

It was great to catch up with everyone I knew already as well as make new friends and connections in the same field. The agricultural education and communication section is a really exciting place to be right now!

To learn more about our trip, check out this class project I did from the event as well as the story from the PIE Center.

If you have any further questions on what some of the research was about, feel free to reach out.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jess

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