Ohio State's World Soil Day Celebration

You are invited to attend The Ohio State University’s World Soil Day Celebration on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Hosted on Zoom from 10-11:30 am, the event will feature keynote addresses from Ohio State's Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, and Carbon Management and Sequestration Center Director Dr. Rattan Lal – the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate –  and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Assistant Professor of Soil Science Dr. Andrew Margenot. Keynote addresses will be followed by oral and poster presentations of soil research by university students, staff and faculty. Registration is required for attendance and can be completed at https://u.osu.edu/worldsoilday/.

Please encourage graduate students to attend the virtual celebration of World Soil Day and to participate with either a poster or oral presentation. We encourage abstract submissions for any and all research related to soil science. Posters and presentation previously presented at other conferences are welcome. Abstracts must be submitted by Nov.16 using the registration portal at https://u.osu.edu/worldsoilday/. Posters and presentations must be uploaded by Nov. 30.

World Soil Day is a global day of recognition and celebration of soil as an important natural resource. Designated as Dec. 5 by the United Nations in 2013 in response to the recommendation by the International Union of Soil Sciences, World Soil Day serves as a day to advocate for this precious natural resource and showcase ongoing research in the field of soil science.


The initiative and the organizing committee for OSU’s World Soil Day Celebration originated out of the Soil Science Seminar at the School of Environmental and Natural Resources; the group is composed of graduate students, researchers and faculty.


Best regards,

OSU World Soil Day Celebration Planning Committee