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It's That Time
by ASHS President Curt Rom
The days are getting a little longer. A new academic semester is starting. Annual reports are done and plans for the new growing season are being prepared. Grant deadlines are all looming.
It’s a new year. It’s 2016.
It promises to be an interesting year. It is a presidential election year in the United States and the rhetoric is ramped up. It is the year of the summer Olympics. At the same time the Olympics will be played, the ASHS will meet in Atlanta, another Olympic venue. It is also a leap year. (Is it coincidence or intentional that the presidential campaign always happens when there is an extra day in the year?) We get a bonus day to do more horticulture.
Every January we hear the presidential State of the Union address. The address elicits applause, and cheers, moans and boos. It is tremendous political theater.
Although not nearly as entertaining, and hopefully only generating positive reaction and cheers, let’s review the State of the Society.
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