COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SOIL JUDGING TEAM

Soil judging is competitive soil morphology and taxonomy for undergraduates. Students are exposed to many soils throughout their time as soil judgers and gain hands on experience classifying diverse soils types. Each year, a national competition is held in which students spend four days in practice soils pits and then compete in both an individual and group contest. I loved my time as a soil judger as an undergraduate at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - it drove my decision to pursue a career in soil science. Upon arriving at Colorado State University in 2014, I co-founded the CSU Soil Judging team with Dr. Suellen Melzer. We participated in 5 national contests in Monticello, AR, Manhattan, KS, Dekalb, IL, Martin, TN, and San Luis Obispo, CA.