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2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference

Event Date
May 21-25, 2024
Time
See Agenda (below)
Location
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Topics
Photo of a bayou in Louisiana.

Join us for the 2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference!

3
May
Deadline

Registration

Conference registration is closed.

$325 – Regular Registration

$150 – Student Registration

$40 – Wednesday Evening Banquet Only (May 22nd)

$75 – Wednesday Field Tour and Banquet Only (subject to availability; May 22nd) 

By attending this conference, you agree to be photographed or video recorded, which may be used for NCSS and USDA publications, websites, and social media.

The 2024 Southern Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference will be held at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The conference theme is: “Our Soils, Our Heritage.” Connect with fellow soil scientists, catch up on activities of the National Cooperative Soil Survey, and learn about the soils and landscapes of South Louisiana.

Call for Abstracts

Southern Call for Abstracts

Committees

Southern NCSS Committees

Lodging

Book by April 28

Hilton Garden Inn (across the street from the LITE Center)
2350 West Congress Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 291-1977
Group Code: SOIL
Rate: $107/night

SpringHill Suites (River Ranch area; ~15 minutes from the Lite Center)
321 Settlers Trace Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 981-5512
Group Code: SOIL
Rate: $107/night

Tru by Hilton (River Ranch area; ~15 minutes from the Lite Center)
1310 Camelia Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 534-0844
Group Code: 90N
Rate: $99/night

***The dates for the block of rooms are from Sunday, May 19 through Friday, May 24. You can edit the date ranges to fit your travel schedule. If you need assistance, please contact Mitchell Mouton.

Co-Hosts

Mitchell Mouton
State Soil Scientist
NRCS Louisiana
(p) 318-473-7789
(e) mitchell.mouton@usda.gov

Dr. Anna Paltseva
Assistant Professor 
University of Louisiana
(e) anna.paltseva@louisiana.edu

Liaison

Jo Parsley
Southern Soil Survey Regional Director
USDA-NRCS
(p) 254-742-9854
(e) jeremiah.parsley@usda.gov


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Agenda

Monday, May 20

12:00 pm
Registration Check-In – University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Center
4:00 pm
Registration Ends

Tuesday, May 21

7:00 am
Registration Check-In with Coffee and Refreshments – LITE Center, ULL
8:00 am
Welcome, Introductions, Cooperator Updates, Invited Speakers – LITE Center, ULL
12:00 pm
Lunch (provided) – LITE Center, ULL
1:00 pm
Committee Meetings – LITE Center, ULL
4:30 pm
Meetings End
5:00 pm
Poster Social and Presentations (with light hors d’oeuvres) – LITE Center, ULL
7:00 pm
Social Ends

Wednesday, May 22

8:00 am
Gulf Coast Marsh Field Tour – Pecan Island, LA
12:00 pm
Lunch (provided) – ULL Cade Experimental Farm
1:00 pm
S. MS Valley Loess and River Alluvium – ULL Cade Experimental Farm
4:00 pm
Dinner Banquet – Vermilionville Historic Village
8:30 pm
Banquet Ends

Thursday, May 23

7:30 am
Coffee and Refreshments – LITE Center, ULL
8:00 am
Local Speakers and SPSD Regional/National Presentations – LITE Center, ULL
10:00 am
Topical Breakout Sessions: Coastal Zone Soil Survey, State Soils Scientists, and Forestry in ESDs – LITE Center, ULL
12:00 pm
Lunch (provided) – LITE Center, ULL
1:00 pm
Moncus Park Field Tour – Lafayette, LA
4:00 pm
Tour Ends

Friday, May 24

7:30 am
Coffee and Refreshments – LITE Center, ULL
8:00 am
Partner Updates, Committee Reports, and NCSS Business Meeting – LITE Center, ULL
11:30 pm
Adjourn