Soil Science Society of America presents 2008 fellows

October 27, 2008

MADISON, WI, October 15, 2008 -- The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) recognized the following individuals as the 2008 SSSA Fellows at a special Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 5-9 in Houston, TX.

Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only .3 percent of the Society's active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow. The 2008 class of SSSA Fellows are:
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For more information on the recipients or on the awards presented, please view the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Awards Program PDF online, https://www.acsmeetings.org/2008/files/awards-08.pdf. Photos of the recipients are available to view and download online at: www.soils.org/awards/recipients. For additional assistance, contact Sara Uttech, 608-268-4948, suttech@soils.org.

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is a progressive, international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.

SSSA supports its members by providing quality research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC, office. For more information, visit www.soils.org. SSSA is the founding sponsor of an approximately 5,000-square foot exhibition, Dig It! The Secrets of Soil, which opened on July 19, 2008 at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.soils.org/smithsonian.

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