Developing Countries Membership Rate

The Developing Countries special membership rate is available to those scientists in countries, defined as low and lower middle income by the World Bank. This enables these scientists, for whom the cost of membership is outside of their means, to access scientific research and colleagues around the world. If a member's financial means are such that membership at the active member rate is affordable, please select the active member rate, to ensure that funds are available for members who would not otherwise be able to afford it. Membership in this special program is not automatically granted each year, it must be requested on an annual basis.

Please note that to receive the Developing Countries Membership rate, you must have residency in, must be currently living in, and be a citizen of the qualifying country. All three requirements must be met in order to receive the discounted rate.

If you meet the qualifications for the Developing Countries membership program, please use the form below to apply. For a list of World Bank countries in low-income and lower middle-income economies see:

  • Open to scientists/students in the lowest two economic tiers of countries, as defined by the World Bank.
  • To receive the Developing Countries Membership rate, you must have residency in, must be currently living in, and be a citizen of the qualifying country.
  • Payment accepted via credit card or as a check in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Includes membership in one Society membership combination of your choice and electronic-only access to one journal of choice.
  • Supply an e-mail address to eliminate mailing costs.
  • Membership (both new and renewing) at this rate are subject to approval.

Membership Rates
The following membership options and pricing are available - please select the option that best fits your needs:

  • American Society of Agronomy only (ASA) $44
  • Crop Science Society of America only (CSSA) $44
  • Soil Science Society of America only (SSSA) $44
  • ASA-CSSA membership combination $60
  • ASA-SSSA membership combination $60
  • CSSA-SSSA membership combination $60
  • ASA-CSSA-SSSA membership combination $80

With your membership, you also receive one electronic-only subscription to one of the following journals:

  • Agronomy Journal
  • Crop Science
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • Journal of Environmental Quality
  • Vadose Zone Journal

Note: If you would like to subscribe to the Digital Library, you must join/renew at the regular international rate.

To apply or renew:
You may apply or renew your Developing Countries special membership via our online form.
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Telephone: 608-273-8080
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Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF) International Member Program

$22.00 U.S. funds (50% match of reduced International Membership Rate), open to scientist/students for whom even the reduced membership rate of $44 is a hardship.

To apply:
Send letter or email message to, or via mail at ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711-5801.


  • Professional vitae (may be abbreviated)
  • Approximate annual income in U.S. dollar equivalent
  • Short statement of how membership will benefit you, the scientific community, and other stakeholders
  • Reference, sent under separate cover, from a society member or official at a university, research, teaching or professional organization who know the applicant and their work. The reference should be less than one page and may be a letter or an email.

A committee will review application letters on a monthly basis and respond by email with funding decisions. Members wishing to help provide additional membership scholarships to scientists and students should contact ASF at 608-273-8080 or email us at