Soil Judging

  1. Ohio State’s soil judging team in action near Stevens’ Point Wisconsin, October 2019.

    Faculty Reflection: Celebrating achievements that rely on people working together

    Mar 30, 2020

    SENR faculty member and Associate Director Brian Slater reflects on partnerships that have meant a great to him while at The Ohio State University and especially this past year, as he prepared for hosting the 2020 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in Ohio. 

  2. Photo caption: Matthew Bright (hand raised) is a coach for Ohio State's soil judging team.

    Science and Outreach: A bridge to the urban-rural divide

    Feb 8, 2017

    In a new article published in the newsletter of the Crops, Soils and Agronomy societies, SENR graduate student Matthew Bright reflects on making the world a better place with science.

  3. Members of The Ohio State Soil Judging Team recently competed in the Northeast Regional Collegiate Soils Contest.

    Ohio State Soil Judging Team Competes in Northeast Regional Competition

    Oct 17, 2016

    The Ohio State Soil Judging Team competed in the Northeast Regional Collegiate Soils Contest (October 5-7, 2016) hosted by Pennsylvania State University and held in the vicinity of State College, PA.  Building on last year’s success, there was record enthusiasm for soil judging this year, and Ohio State was able to take a large team of 12 students to Pennsylvania—two returning and 10 new. The Buckeyes entered three teams of four among a field of 21 from nine universities: Delaware Valley College, Pennsylvania State University, University of Rhode Island, University of Maryland, Wilmington College of Ohio, Bloomsburg University, West Chester University, Richard Stockton College, and The Ohio State University.  The Northeast Region had 88 total individual soil judgers—its largest turnout on record which speaks to the growing popularity of this collegiate sport and the position it holds as a premier outdoor learning laboratory. 

  4. The Soil Judging Team at Ohio State Competes in National Soil Judging Contest, Manhattan, KS.

    Soil Judging Team at Ohio State Competes in National Soil Judging Contest

    Apr 14, 2016

    The Soil Judging Team at Ohio State recently competed in the National Collegiate Soils Contest (April 3-8, 2016) hosted by Kansas State University and held in the vicinity of Manhattan, KS.  In total, 23 universities took part in this year’s national contest where teams have to qualify to compete by finishing in the top three or four places in one of the country’s seven regional competitions.  Ohio State followed up its 3rd place 2015 Northeast regional finish by placing 10th overall at nationals.  The team was composed entirely of 1st year soil judgers. Congratulations to the team and coaches on this latest accomplishment!

  5. Soil Judging Team To Compete in Nationals

    Oct 20, 2015

    Congratulations to the Soil Judging Team at Ohio State! The team is headed to the 2016 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest at Kansas State University! Read on to learn about their journey ...