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Call for Leadership

Shaping Our Future
The vision and mission of SSSA is advanced with the dedication and commitment of over 500 members who serve in volunteer leadership positions with the Society. Together, committees develop and recommend policy, provide advice on editorial issues, and assist in creating a rewarding and valuable member experience.

If you'd like to make a contribution of your time and be a part of a unique and positive community of member-leaders, please respond to this Call for Leadership. Participating as a Society volunteer is truly a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

SSSA committees are filled by appointment by the SSSA President-Elect. Appointment requests for 2018 are being gathered and will be made in late 2017, for committee service beginning in 2018.


You can view the committees accepting volunteers below. You must be a member of SSSA to volunteer for a committee. Click here for information on joining a Society. Note that as you are on the SSSA website, you will only see committees related to SSSA, regardless of any other memberships you may hold. If you hold other Society memberships, you may visit those websites for their committee listings as well.

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SSSA Committees


  S - SSSA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities (S000.1)
  S - SSSA Task Force/Working Group Opportunities - Science Policy Focus (S000.2)
  S - SSSA Editorial Reviewer Opportunities (S000.3)
  S - SSSA Mentoring Opportunities (S000.4)
  S - Council on History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Soil Science (S205.1)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA Membership Growth and Retention Task Force (S237.1)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA Graduate Student Committee (S238)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA Journal Editorial Board (S302)   View Committee Information
  S - Vadose Zone Journal Editorial Board (S303)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Research Award Committee (S471)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee (S475)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Applied Research Award Committee (S478)   View Committee Information
  S - International Soil Science Award Committee (S479)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Education and Extension Award Committee (S480)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Award Committee (S482)   View Committee Information
  S - Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award Committee (S483)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Science Industry and Professional Leadership Award Committee (S486)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil Biology Graduate Student Scholarship Committee (S490)   View Committee Information
  S - L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award Committee (S491)   View Committee Information
  S - Special Awards Committee (S491.2)   View Committee Information
  S - Lloyd R. Frederick Soil Teaching Travel Study Award Committee (S492)   View Committee Information
  S - Fellows Committee (S495)   View Committee Information
  S - Gary “Pete” Peterson Dryland Soil Management Scholarship (S497)   View Committee Information
  S - SSSA Communications Committee (S522)   View Committee Information
  S - Rapid Response Team (S536.1)   View Committee Information
  S - America-New Zealand Soil Sci.Prof. Exchange Fund Committee (S576)   View Committee Information
  S - Dig It: The Secrets of Soil Exhibit Renovations Task Force (S589.5.1)
  S - SSSA K-12 Committee (S591)   View Committee Information
  S - Science Policy Committee (S592)   View Committee Information
  S - Continuing Education for Soil Scientists Committee (S596)   View Committee Information
  S - Higher Education Materials Committee (S597)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil and Plant Analysis Council (S607)   View Committee Information
  S - Soil and Water Conservation Society (S608)   View Committee Information
  S - Francis E. Clark Distinguished Lectureship Committee (S711.11)   View Committee Information
  S - Leo M. Walsh Soil Fertility Distinguished Lectureship Comm. (S711.15)   View Committee Information
  S - Kirkham Conferences Committee (S774)   View Committee Information
  S - Soils-Geomorphology Committee (S880)   View Committee Information
  S - North American Proficiency Testing Program-Oversight Cmte. (S890)   View Committee Information


ASA, CSSA & SSSA Joint Committees


  ACS - National Student Advisory Committee (ACS031)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Emeritus Membership Task Force (ACS237.2)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Graduate Student Committee (ACS238)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Book and Multimedia Publishing Committee (ACS320)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Methods of Soil Analysis Subcommittee (ACS320.1)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Journal of Environmental Quality Editorial Board (ACS324.1)
  ACS - Agricultural and Environmental Letters Journal Editorial Board (ACS330)   View Committee Information
  ACS - National Club Poster Presentation Contest Committee (ACS449.11)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Graduate School Workshop Committee (ACS449.12)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Student Speech Contest Committee (ACS449.3)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Presentation Contest Committee (ACS449.6)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Student Research Symposium Contest Committee (ACS449.8)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute-Program Development at Annual Meeting (ACS466.1)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Golden Opportunity Scholars Institute-Scholar and Mentor Selection (ACS466.2)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Women in Science Committee (ACS526)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Diversity in Agronomy, Crops, Soils, and Environmental Sciences Committee (ACS528)   View Committee Information
  ACS - Early Career Members Committee (ACS530)   View Committee Information