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Welcome to the web site of the United States Consortium of Soil Science Associations (USCSSA).

The USCSSA is a framework established to promote national communication and coordination between soils societies and associations. The ultimate goal is for these groups to excel in sharing information and working together in promoting common goals, objectives, and activities.


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USCSSA Brochure

A New Framework for Communicating and Networking

Printed May 2003

Download Brochure (pdf, .5MB)


Hemingway's Tribute to Soil

Hemingway's Tribute to SoilBy Henry Mount,
Retired soil scientist,
Natural Resources Conservation Service,
US Department of Agriculture


Posted 06/19/06

 What's New

Soil Quality Newtwork 2013 and OSSS Winter Meeting

  • February 28th and March 1st
  • McMenamins Edgefield 2126 S.W. Halsey St. Troutdale, OR 9706
  • Dig deep with the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the Oregon Society of Soil Scientists to broaden your horizons of our soil and water planet. This year we are bringing you sessions and speakers for two winding, twisting, and intersecting tracks. One track for those who are more interested in the soil quality network and how to engage soil stewards in a conversation about improving soil quality; and another track for those more interested in geeking out on soils, where they came from, why they're here, and what they're good for. Of course you don't have to pick one or the other, everyone is welcome, nay encouraged, to mix, match, and mingle.

    Click here for the Agenda (Provide Agenda Link). This is still in the Inceptisols phase, check back often for updates as we weather more developed features.

    Click here for Early Registration. Early registration ends on February 8th 2013.

Announcing: Dig It Exhibit to Minnesota!

  • The “Dig It! The Secrets of Soil” exhibit will be proudly displayed at The Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN from Nov 10, 2012 to July 28, 2013. SSSA is the Founding Sponsor of the exhibit and will work with the museum and partners on promotion and outreach.

A Tribute to Dr. Wayne Hudnall

Smithsonian Soils Traveling Exhibit

The first National outing for the Smithsonian Soils Traveling Exhibit entitled "Dig It - The Secrets of Soil" will be featured at the Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska beginning October through December 26, 2010. Below are three recent articles about the excellent opportunity to attend this outstanding soils educational exhibit.

The small state soil profiles used above, and the images from the photo collage (Soils All Around Us) are all courtesy of USDA NRCS. Click here to learn more about the images.
State Soils

Nebraska Soil Profile (Holdrege)Did you know that each US state has an official state soil? Learn more from the USDA NRCS State Soils web site.

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