Thomas Reincsh, Acting Director, and Paul Reich, Geographer, both with the Soil Science Division, Washington, D.C., will meet with a visitor from Hungary on March 3. Thomas and Paul will provide information on the Universal Soil Classification System.
Jon Hempel, Director, National Soil Survey Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, will host a visitor from Argentina on March 7. The visitor is interested in the soil survey program and how the agency promotes soil health.
Mari-Vaughn Johnson, Agronomist, Resources Assessment Division, Modeling Team, Temple, Texas, and Maxine Levin, Soil Scientist, Soil Science Division, Beltsville, Maryland, have been invited to give presentations at the Soil Change Matters workshop which will be held March 24 – 27 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Mari-Vaughn will discuss lessons learned from the Conservation Effects Assessment Project for developing a means to monitor conservation practice successes at the watershed and national scales. Maxine’s topic will be ‘Delivering solutions to questions regarding soil change – examples from the USDA National Cooperative Soil Survey.’
Jason Weller, Chief, Noller Herbert, Director, Conservation Engineering Division, and Gregroio Cruz, Acting Team Leader, National Technology Support Coordinator, will meet with the Kenyan Minister of Agriculture and regional governors on March 11. The delegation is interested in how the U.S. supports irrigation and farm management through innovation grants.