Agricultural and Food Chemistry


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AGFD News and Upcoming Events

Happy New Year.  We hope your holidays were relaxing and that 2022 brings health, happiness and success to you and your families.   Here are the latest updates for the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD).

The upcoming Spring ACS meeting will be held in-person, hybrid, virtually and on-demand. The meeting will take place March 20-24 in San Diego California. The theme of the meeting is Bonding Through Chemistry.  For more information please see

Registration is open for the virtual meeting for information on pricing please see

Call for AGFD Division Award Nominations:


  • The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC) and the ACS Divisions of Agrochemicals (AGRO) and Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award. Launched in 2013, this award annually recognizes outstanding research work in the areas of agrochemicals and food chemistry with the support of the ACS Divisions of Agrochemicals and Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

  • Winner of the AGFD Division Best Research Article:

    • Quantitative Dietary Fingerprinting (QDF)—A Novel Tool for Comprehensive Dietary Assessment Based on Urinary Nutrimetabolomics

    • DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b07023

    • By: Raúl González-Domínguez, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Olga Jáuregui, Paul W. Needs, Paul A. Kroon, and Cristina Andrés-Lacueva

  • Winner of the AGRO Division Best Research Article:

    • Evaluation of Matrix Effects and Extraction Efficiencies of LC–MS/MS Methods as the Essential Part for Proper Validation of Multiclass Contaminants in Complex Feed

    • DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b07706

    • By: David Steiner, Rudolf Krska, Alexandra Malachová, Ines Taschl, and Michael Sulyok

  • ACS National Meeting

    • The Fall ACS National Meeting “Resilience of Chemistry” will be a held as both an in-person and virtual meeting (hybrid meeting). The in-person portion of the meeting will be held in Atlanta on Aug. 22-26, 2021.


  • We would like to remind you of the excellent value that AGFD brings, including excellent technical programs, social events, student and young scientist awards, monthly E-newsletter, AGFD Facebook page ( and so much more.  We hope that you value this membership and will encourage students, colleagues and perhaps yourself (has your membership lapsed?) to join or renew membership in the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division.

  • Applications can be found at our Division website (  We appreciate your membership and look forward to your help growing our outstanding division.



Spring 2022 Cornucopia with Abstracts

Spring 2022 Cornucopia

Fall 2021 Cornucopia

Spring 2021 Cornucopia

Fall 2020 Cornucopia

Spring 2020 Cornucopia


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Assistant Professor - Phytochemical/Functional Food Chemist

USDA ARS Post-doc in Ag and Food Chem


AGFD Awards

2022 Complete AGFD Awards

2021 AGFD Award Recipients

2022 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

2022 Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium

AGFD Young Industrial Scientist Award

AGFD Young Industrial Scientist  Award

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ACS Council News


Passing of Dr. G. K Jayaprakasha

Dr. Guddadarangavvanahally K Jayaprakasha (Jay), 59, Research Professor, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center (VFIC), Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX, USA, died on October 25, 2020 of brain cancer. 

Jay is survived by his wife Savitha, two children Shreyas and Swathi, father Krishnareddy Kommein, four
siblings and in-laws Vasudevareddy and Savitramma.


Agnes Rimando Memorial Symposium


Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lectureship

Congratulations to John Finley as the 2019 Sterling B. Hendricks Lecturer

The Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture was established in 1981 by ARS to honor the memory of Sterling B. Hendricks and to recognize scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical science of agriculture.

2019 Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecturer

The Evolution and Future Needs of Food Chemistry in a Changing World

John W. Finley, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


AGFD Resources

Complete document of AGFD resources, including current officers, symposium organizer guide, symposium request form, and subdivision officers guide.