MAPSS Executive Committees

MAPSS 2018 Executive Committee 

President: Pete Weikle
 Past President: Benjamin Richason
President Elect: Gary Krueger
Treasurer:   Robert Whitmyer

Secretary: Terry Bovee

MAPSS 2017 Executive Committee 
President:  Dr. Benjamin Richason
Past President: Suzanne Frances  
Treasurer:   Robert Whitmyer 

President-Elect: Pete Weikle
Secretary:  Megan Lennon

Technical Assistants

Auger Newletter Editor:  Kathryn Aro

Webmaster: Janine Anderson

Please contact the the President if you are a member who is interested on serving on one of our committees. 

Education Committee
The mission of the Education Committee is to develop specific educational projects and activities that promote the increase in knowledge of soils and the profession of soil science for children and adults in the state of Minnesota.

Kristin Brennan (Chair)

Peter Hartman, PSS

Howard Hobbs, PG

Mark Perry

Steve Lawler, PSS

Award Committee
To recognize the achievements and success of our members. 

Jorja DuFrense

Election Committee


Membership Committee 
To conduct activities, which provide the opportunity for and encourage soil scientist and other interested individuals to join MAPSS. Goal is to is to increase membership of MAPSS for both full, associate and student members

Joseph Brennan
Luke Lunde
David Bauer, PSS
Professional Practice Committee
Promote and sponsor activities related to professional practice of soil science.

Kelley Bopray, PSS
Gary Elsner, PSS
Tom Fait, PSS

Scholarship and Funding Committee
The mission is to select one or more recipients of a MAPSS scholarship annually.

  Suzanne Frances, PSS (Chair)
  David Bauer, PSS
  John Beck, PSS