Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources

New Dates!

April 25-27, 2021

J. Wayne Reitz Union

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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 Due to COVID-19, the Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources has been rescheduled

Mark your calendar now for our NEW DATES of April 25-27, 2021 at the same location in Gainesville, FL. We truly regret these unfortunate circumstances, but the health and well-being of our attendees, employees and the overall community comes first. We are grateful to the sponsors, speakers and attendees who support the conference and we look forward to seeing you next year. If you are a sponsor, we are grateful for your ongoing support and will be in touch to renew your commitment. Due to the sheer volume of COVID-19 induced logistics we are managing at this time, it may be a while before we are able to connect with each of you, so we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through these complexities.

About the Conference

The Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources brings together statisticians and researchers from academia, industry and government to discuss ideas and advancements in the application of statistics to solve agricultural and biological problems. This is a three-day conference consisting of a keynote speaker, a workshop and a series of contributed papers and poster presentations.

This conference is unique in its interdisciplinary nature and also exposes students and developing scholars to new statistical research directly relevant to agriculture. We emphasize the application of statistics in solving real-life problems while highlighting agriculture and recognizing the joint effort of the statistician and the agricultural researcher. The relaxed atmosphere of this conference allows for participants to submit abstracts made jointly by the statistician and the researcher. Presentation of data sets and analyses which motivated the work shares equal importance with development of the statistical theory. Papers on either new or innovative applications of existing statistical methodologies are appropriate for presentation at this conference.

Workshop Leader & Keynote Speaker
Fang Chen
Fang Chen

Director of Advanced Statistical Methods
SAS Institute Inc.

Dr. Fang Chen is Director of Advanced Statistical Methods at SAS Institute Inc. Among his responsibilities are development of Bayesian analysis software and the MCMC procedure. He also oversees software development in various mixed models, nonlinear models, causal inferences, survival analysis, Bayesian hierarchical models, and discrete choice models. Before joining SAS, he received his PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.

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UF/IFAS

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

UF/IFAS OCI

OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and enhance and sustain the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

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  • Phone:
    (352) 294-3585
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    bcherichel@ufl.edu
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611