Develop your leadership skills and grow your professional network while contributing to cereal and grain science! Members can volunteer with Cereals & Grains Association in a variety of ways—with the time commitment that works best for you and your goals.
As a key ingredient in fostering food evolution within the association and beyond, you can tackle important industry issues, keep members informed, engage with other students entering the workforce, and more.
How much time does it take?
Volunteer positions range in scope from short, focused projects to longer positions with specified terms and options to renew your service. The nature and extent of the activities depends on the purpose and mission of the group. Some committees hold regular meetings, others meet only several times a year. As you determine your area of interest, a member of
our staff can help answer any questions you have on the role and requirements you want to pursue.
How can I make a difference?
Get—and Give—Expertise in a Technical Committee
Members of any experience level can have a seat at the table to weigh in on important industry and scientific advancements by joining one of our 22 Technical Committees, which help define our AACC Approved Methods of Analysis. There are opportunities for you to contribute in an area of your expertise—or an area you want to learn about further!
Shape the Future!
Connect in the Student Association
Student Association fosters the professional development of its members and provides a unified voice within our association. All current members who join as full-time students under the Student Membership category gain automatic access to this group. Various positions and responsibilities are available to volunteer members to help plan activities at our association and industry-wide meetings.
Add Your Voice!
Share Your Research
As a member, you have opportunities to share your work with those inside and outside of our association.
Submit your abstract Present your research to attendees and the broader industry at our conference.
Publish a paperSubmit your work to our international Cereal Chemistry journal.
Propose a webinarLead a webinar or recommend a topic you want to learn more about.
Already engaged with Cereals & Grains Association?
If you are already an active volunteer, thank you for your contributions! Don't forget to spread the word to your peers and colleagues that might also benefit from growing their skills or their network. You might also consider joining more than one committee to expand your impact on the industry or as a risk free way to dip your toes into a new area of interest.