MAPSS was established in 1973, the Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) is the only organization representing the professional interests of soil scientists in Minnesota. MAPSS promotes the understanding and wise use of Minnesota's soil resources. Our members consist of professional soil scientists, consultants, researchers, teachers and students, as well as those who just have an interest in soils.
MAPSS 2013 Scholarship
W e have recieved many applicants for the MAPSS 2013 Scholarship. We appreciate the donations in order to make this scholarship possilbe. We also thank the applicants for taking the time to apply for the scholarship. The Scholarship Committee along with the Executive Commitee will be working in conjunction to help select our 2013 Scholarship recipient.
2013 Summer Anniversary Tour
University of Minnesota Dept. of Soil, Water and Climate (DSWC) Centennial
Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) 40th Anniversary
June 28th, 2013
Anniversary BBQ at 5:30PM
Dig-It at the Bell Muesuem, U of MN Campus
Our condolences to the Farnham familyIt is with deep sadness to report the news that Dr. Rouse Farnham, MAPSS Honorary Member, recently passed away from an illness following a hip fracture. He was 95 years old. Dr. Farnham was a faculty member in the department from 1950 to 1985. He joined the soil survey classification team in the Soils Division in 1950 with a 50% appointment in the Experiment Station and a 50% appointment with the Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS). He became a full time faculty member in 1955. Dr. Farnham was best known for his work on mapping, classification, and utilization of organic soils. A visitation will be held Monday, February 4 at the Roseville Memorial Chapel located at 2245 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville, MN from 5:00-6:00 pm followed by a brief memorial service at 6:00.