THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SUGAR CANE TECHNOLOGISTS (ASSCT) is a society interested in the general study of the cane sugar industry in the United States and the dissemination of information to members of the organization through meetings and publications. The ASSCT is comprised of two major branches, the Florida Division and the Louisiana Division. Members of the ASSCT generally associate themselves with one of two membership groups, Agriculture or Manufacturing. The Agriculture group includes individuals interested principally in the growing and harvesting of sugarcane. The Manufacturing group includes individuals interested primarily in the extraction and processing of sucrose from sugarcane.The Florida and Louisiana Divisions of the ASSCT meet together once annually during June, with the Florida Division hosting this joint meeting during even-numbered years and the Louisiana Division hosting the meeting during odd-numbered years. These annual meetings are held over a two-day period during which members present papers on various subjects associated with the growing and processing of sugarcane for sugar. Each of the two ASSCT Divisions holds a separate meeting each year in their own home-state. The ASSCT publishes an annual journal called The Journal of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in which scientific papers from the annual joint meeting are published.
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