Soil Judging


The 2017 Collegiate Soils Contest is being hosted by Northern Illinois University, April 23-28, 2017.

The National Soil Judging Contest has been held at a different host institution each year since 1961. Soil contestants arrive at various soil pits and are expected to correctly identify, evaluate, classify, and describe three soil profiles.

 

2017 Final Results

Overall Team

Top Individuals

Group Judging

1. University of Maryland

1. Kristine Persing, Maryland

1. Oklahoma State

2. Kansas State University

2. Erin Bush, Kansas State

2. Kansas State

3. University of Wisconsin - Platteville

3. Stephanie Duston, Virginia Tech

3. Utah State

4. Purdue University

4. Dan Brumm, UW-Platteville

4.  University of Maryland

5. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

5. Philip Schwartz, Maryland

5. Bloomsburg University

 

 

National Collegiate Soil Champions:

2017: University of Maryland

2016: West Virginia University
2015: Auburn University
2014:Virginia Tech
2013: University of Maryland
2012: Virginia Tech
2011: University of Rhode Island
2010: Virginia Tech
2009: Kansas State University
2008: Kansas State University
2007: Iowa State University
2006: West Virginia University
2005: Virginia Tech

 

The 2017 Contest was hosted by Northern Illinois University.

Regional Information

Region 1:

Includes: Connecticut • Massachusetts • Pennsylvania • Delaware • New Hampshire • Ohio • Maine •  New Jersey • Rhode Island • Maryland • New York • Vermont

Region 2:

Includes: Alabama • North Carolina • Tennessee • Florida • Puerto Rico • Virginia • Georgia • South Carolina • West Virginia • Kentucky

Region 3:

Includes: Illinois • Michigan • Wisconsin • Indiana

Region 4:

Includes: Arkansas • Mississippi • Texas • Louisiana • Oklahoma

Region 5:

Includes: Iowa • Missouri •  North Dakota • Kansas • Nebraska • South Dakota • Minnesota

Region 6:

Includes: Alaska • California • Nevada • Arizona • Hawaii • New Mexico

Region 7:

Includes: Colorado • Oregon • Washington • Idaho • Utah • Wyoming • Montana

 

2015 Final Results

Overall Team

Top Individuals

Group Judging

1. Auburn University 1. Kristen Pegues, Auburn University 1. Auburn University
2. West Virginia University 2. Stephen Geib, Delaware Valley 2. University of Tennessee
3. Purdue University 3. Adrienne Nottingham, W. Virginia State 3. University of Nebraska
4. Oklahoma State University 4. Erin Bush, Kansas State University 4. University of WI- Platteville

5. University of WI- Platteville

5. Jamie Rice, North Carolina State

5. Oklahoma State University
 
Read about Maryland's Victory in Soil Horizons
2013 National Collegiate Soils ContesT Results
2012 National Collegiate Soils ContesT Results