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Call for Proposals to Host the 2014 Conference(2011-10-18)

The Future Sites Committee of the Agricultural History Society invites proposals to host the annual meeting of the organization in 2014. The host of the 2014 conference will have the opportunity to build on the successes of meetings held in Boston, Massachusetts; Ames, Iowa; Reno, Nevada; Little Rock, Arkansas; Winter Park, Florida; and Springfield, Illinois. The 2012 and 2013 meetings will be held in Manhattan, KS, and Banff, Alberta respectively. Those interested in making a bid to host the conference should contact the Future Sites Committee chair, Susan Gray ( for guidelines. The deadline for proposals is January 5, 2012.

Proposals to host the conference should consist of the following information:
1. Proposed dates
2. Rationale for hosting the conference
3. Proposed members of local organizing committee
4. Proposed venues (including information on number, capacity, and A/V capabilities of spaces)
5. Food and accommodation arrangements (and where relevant, transportation)
6. Ideas for hosting receptions and field trip excursions
7. Funding / sponsorship plan
8. Preliminary budget

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