The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing services to its founding members the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The headquarters office for these international Societies is based in Madison, Wisconsin.
ASA was established in 1907 with the primary goal of enhancing conservation and promoting the wise use of natural resources for the production of food, feed, and fiber crops, while maintaining or improving the environment. SSSA was established in 1936 to increase awareness, outreach and education about soil science. Its members also focus on other interests and aspects of soil, including physics, chemistry, microbiology, fertility, morphology, classification, and mineralogy. CSSA was established in 1955 and its members are dedicated to the promotion of public welfare though the advancement of research, extension, and teaching of the crop sciences, along with improvement, culture, management, and utilization of field crops.
The ACSESS organization’s three Science Societies represent more than 10,000 individual members around the world. Thirty-three companies and businesses are part of the Corporate Membership program, and more than 90 cooperating societies are linked to ASA, CSSA, and SSSA for collaborating partnerships in the agronomy, crops, and soils science fields.
ACSESS is the management and support staff responsible for providing an array of departmental services, both to and for, members of the Societies. Key areas include publications, communications, meetings, certification, education, member services, science policy, and K-12 outreach.