About Us


Headquarters Building in Madison, WIThe 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 and 1,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. The Society 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 and certified professionals by providing quality research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC office. Founded in 1936, SSSA celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2011. In 2015, SSSA celebrated the International Year of Soils.

Because of their common interests, SSSA, the American Society of Agronomy, and Crop Science Society of America share a working relationship. Each organization is autonomous with its own bylaws and governing boards of directors.

SSSA Information


Executive Committee: Soil Science Society of America

Harold van Es Carolyn Olson Andrew Sharpley Ellen Bergfeld

President
Harold M. van Es
607-255-5459
hmv1@cornell.edu

Past President
Carolyn G. Olson
608-273-8080
colson@oce.usda.gov

President-Elect
Andrew N. Sharpley
479-575-5721
sharpley@uark.edu

Chief Executive Officer
Ellen G.M. Bergfeld
608-273-8080
ebergfeld@sciencesocieties.org