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Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010


Monday, June 14, 2010
Moderator: Lee Burras, Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Time Activity Presenter
11:00AM Registration Open
Meet S.K. Worm
 
1:00PM - 1:10PM Welcome Ron Hendrick, Director, SENR, The Ohio State University
1:10PM - 1:20PM Opening Remarks Michelle Lohstroh, Assistant State Conservationist for Special Projects, NRCS, Columbus, Ohio
1:20PM - 1:30PM The Soil Survey Partnership in Ohio David Hanselmann, ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources
1:30PM - 2:15PM Digital Soil Information for Teaching and Research Applications (PPT; 22.3 MB) Phillip Owens, Purdue University
2:15PM - 2:45PM Creating a Reliable and Transparent System for Updating Soil-Based Yield and Productivity Data in Ohio (PPT; 1.7 MB) Jenette Goodman, SENR, The Ohio State University
2:45PM - 3:15PM Break (refreshments provided)  
3:15PM - 4:00PM Soil Survey National Perspective (PPT; 4.1 MB) Larry West (for Micheal Golden), Director, Soil Survey Division, NRCS, Washington D.C.
4:00PM - 4:30PM Ecological Site Inventory in the National Cooperative Soil Survey (PDF; 720 KB) Joel Brown, NRCS, Las Cruces, New Mexico
4:30PM - 5:00PM Providing New Soil Survey Products to the GIS Modeling Community- Gridded SSURGO, National Atlas of Ecosystem Services Project (PPT; 10.3 MB) Skye Wills, NSSC, NRCS, Lincoln, Nebraska
5:30PM - 6:30PM Cash Bar, Demonstrations  
6:30PM - 9:00PM Banquet (Oval Room) Dr. Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archeology, Ohio Historical Society


Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Moderators: Mickey Ransom, Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (morning); and
Jon Gerken, Assistant Program Manager, Soil Survey Division, NRCS, Washington, DC (afternoon)

Time Activity Presenter
8:00AM - 8:30AM Rapid Carbon Assessment Project (PDF; 4.0 MB) Larry West, NSSC, NRCS, Lincoln, Nebraska
8:30AM - 9:00AM Increasing the Use of Soil Information in Conservation (PDF; 1.8 MB) Aaron Lantz, ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources
9:00AM - 9:30AM Spatial Modeling of Soil Properties Using Geostatistics and Environmental Correlation (PPT; 24.6 MB) Erik Venteris, ODNR, Division of Geological Survey
9:30AM - 10:00AM Break  
10:00AM - 12:00PM Breakout Session
  • New Technology in Plaza I
  • Research Needs in Plaza II
  • Standards and Taxonomy in Scholars Room
  • Interpretations in Plaza III
 
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch (on your own)  
1:00PM - 1:30PM Assessing the Ability of Soil to Reduce Human Exposure to Urban Contaminants: Lead and Arsenic (PDF; 2.4 MB) Nick Basta, SENR, The Ohio State University
1:30PM - 2:00PM Urban Soils and Carbon Sequestration (PDF; 1.9 MB) Klaus Lorenz, SENR, The Ohio State University
2:00PM - 3:00PM Breakout Session
  • New Technology in Plaza I
  • Research Needs in Plaza II
  • Standards and Taxonomy in Scholars Room
  • Interpretations in Plaza III
 
3:00PM - 3:30PM Break  
3:30PM - 4:00PM Environmental Risk Assessment (PDF; 245 KB) Mark Tumeo, Cleveland State University
4:00PM - 4:15PM Update on University Lab Data Project (PDF; 3.3 MB) Henry Ferguson, NSSC-GRU, NRCS, West Virginia
4:15PM - 5:00PM Geology, Geomorphology and Soils - Field Trip Introduction (PDF; 4.7 MB)  


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Time Activity
7:30AM - 6:00PM Field Trip - Central and Eastern Ohio
Bus departs University Plaza Hotel at 7:30 AM


Thursday, June 17, 2010
Moderator: Travis Neely, State Soil Scientist, NRCS, Indianapolis, Indiana

Time Activity Presenter(s)
8:00AM - 8:45AM Breakout Summary Session
  • New Technology in Plaza I
  • Research Needs in Plaza II
  • Standards and Taxonomy in Scholars Room
  • Interpretations in Plaza III
 
8:30AM - 10:30AM Reports  
10:30AM - 11:00AM Business Meeting  
11:00AM - 1:00PM Lunch (provided)