MAPSS 2021 Executive Committee

President:  Matthew Summers, PSS
Past President: Warren Tuel, PSS
President Elect: Open
Treasurer:  Pete Weikle, PSS 

Secretary: Dr. Beth Fisher

Technical Assistants

Newsletter (The Auger) Editor:  Kathryn Aro

Interim Webmaster: Suzanne Frances, PSS
Bookkeepers: Gary Elsner, PSS and Jim Balogh, PSS

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.

Howard Hobbs

Mark Perry

Steve Lawler, PSS

Award Committee
The mission of the Award Committee is to recognize the achievements and success of our members. 

Jorja DuFrense

Election Committee


Membership Committee 
The mission of the Membership Committee is 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 full, associate, and student members

Joseph Brennan
Luke Lunde, PSS
Professional Practice Committee
The mission of the Professional Practice Committee is to promote and sponsor activities related to professional practice of soil science.

Jim Balogh, PSS
Kelly Bopray, PSS
Gary Elsner, PSS

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

Suzanne Frances, PSS (Chair)
David Bauer, PSS
John Beck, PSS
Nic Jelinski, PhD
Gary Krueger, PSS