The 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 the International Year of Soils in 2015.
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.
- ACSESS -- Alliance of Crop, Soil Science Societies, and Environmental Science Societies
- Affiliates & Cooperating Societies
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- 2016 SSSA Election Results
- ACSESS Diversity and Inclusion Statement
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- SSSA Bylaws
- SSSA Financials (members only)
- SSSA Strategic Plan
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- SSSA 75th Anniversary
- Trends in Soil Science
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