Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Enhance quality of life by advocating safe, nutritious and sustainable food and agricultural supplies that meet global challenges.
AGFD brings together persons particularly interested in the chemistry of agricultural and food products, both raw and finished; to foster programs of general papers and symposia on special topics dealing with this field of chemistry; to promote such other activities as will stimulate activity in and emphasize the importance of research in agricultural and food chemistry. AGFD provides quality, timely Symposium at ACS National Meetings. Programs are of interest not only to chemists, but to biochemists, biologists, agronomists, plant physiologists, molecular biologists, agricultural engineers, chemical engineers, material scientists and food scientists.
Technical focus is on agriculture, renewable resources, food composition, food quality, food processing, nutrition, biochemistry, food safety, food flavor, biotechnology, natural products, pharmaceuticals, green products, chemical raw materials and feedstocks, bioenergy, and sustainability.
Objectives of the division are to encourage the advancement and understanding of agricultural and food chemistry; and to promote scientific interest and inquiry in agricultural and food chemistry by divisional meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions and publications.
Develop focused and timely programs, products and services that engage those involved in agriculture, food chemistry, and related fields.
Enhance communication and market our programs, products, and services more effectively.
Expand global impact by developing the infrastructure to deliver technical programming for targeted international audiences.
Community and Your Profession
Timely technical symposia
Engage scientists to advance our field
Celebrate Your Community
Mentorship, Awards and Recognition
AGFD News and Upcoming Events
Abstract submission for ACS Spring 2022 is now open. Submit your abstracts by Monday, October 11.
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
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
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 (https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=agfd) 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 (agfoodchem.org). We appreciate your membership and look forward to your help growing our outstanding division.
2022 Complete AGFD Awards
2021 AGFD Award Recipients
2022 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
2022 Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium
AGFD Young Industrial Scientist Award
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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.
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