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2020 North Central Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Workshop

The 2020 NCSS North Central Regional Meeting will be a virtual conference on August 11-13 with the 13th being a virtual field trip.

August 11-13, 2020
Virtual Conference

Headquartered at University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

“Measuring Soil Ecosystem Responses in a Changing Climate”

Hosted by the University of Missouri and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Missouri, along with the US-Forest Service, and Agricultural Research Service. The North Central Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Workshop starts at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, August 11, and concludes at 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 13.

The National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) is a nationwide partnership whose purpose is to investigate, inventory, document, classify, interpret, and disseminate information about soil and ecological resources of the U.S. The North Central NCSS States include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The North-Central NCSS conference provides a venue for these states to discuss technical issues and to provide a means of deciding and communicating the goals of the Soil Survey Program of this region. The conference will function as a clearinghouse for recommendations and proposals received from individual members and State conferences for transmittal to the National Cooperative Soil Survey Conference (NCSSC) as well as venue for communicating recommendations from the national conference and other regional conferences.

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Link to online registration:

Questions? Please contact Patricia (PQ) Quackenbush at


  • Standing Committees
    — Standards (Chair: Chad Ferguson)
    — Taxonomy (Chairs: Matt Bromley, John Warner)
    — New Technology (Chairs: Kevin Godsey, John Hammerly)
    — Interpretations (Chairs: Patrick Chase, Ron Collman)
    — Soil Ecosystem Dynamics (Chairs: Mark Abney, Nathan Jones)
    — Research Needs (Chairs: Skye Wills, Jason Ackerson)
  • Ad-hoc Committees
    — Hydric Soils and Wetlands (Chairs: Colby Moorberg, Jennifer Smith)
    — Bylaws (Chair: Sam Indorante)


  • Thursday, August 13
    Virtual Field Trip experiences will be posted at
    8 a.m. to noon — Virtual Experience On-Demand
    1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Discussion Zoom link to be emailed in Agenda


Participants in the 2020 North Central Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Conference are invited to submit electronic poster for the conference.

Please submit an abstract for the program to Sam Indorante via email at by August 1st with the email subject title “Abstract 2020 North Central Regional”. The abstract should include the title, author(s) and a 300 (or less) word description.


Patricia (PQ) Quackenbush, M.S.
Instructor, Soil Science and Natural Resources
Ph.D. Student, Soil Science
School of Natural Resources
University of Missouri
302 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-3581

Jorge L. Lugo-Camacho, M.S.
State Soil Scientist, Missouri
Parkade Center, Suite 250
601 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-876-9409