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 by providing quality research-based publications, educational programs, certifications, K-12 outreach, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC office.

Become a Member

Brochure coverConsidering membership in SSSA?  Visit our Become a Member page to learn all about the benefits of connecting with soil scientists around the world and see what current members have to say about their membership.





For Members

Members at NSTAMembership in SSSA opens so many doors - from publishing and sharing research, to connecting with colleagues and students, from getting involved and giving back, to extending your voice to advocacy and spreading the word that Soils Sustain Life, all of your membership benefits are gathered in our For Members section for easy access.



Divisions of Interest

Division Field TripEach of SSSA's 14 Divisions of Interest offer a unique perspective into the world of Soil Science - from chemistry to physics, soil fertility and plant nutrition to forest soils, and consulting to K-12 activities and more - there is a place for everyone.




Member Networks

Students at posterIn addition to our Divisions of Interest, there are a variety of additional Member Networks, to help you make additonal connects and find more niches.  Some networks include Students, Early Career Members, and the Women's Network.





Corporate Members

exhibit hallOur Corporate Members are partners with the Society - realizing benefits and developing cooperative relationships with the Societies and members. 





Find a Member

Find a memberThere are many options for connecting with members - whether as a member, as someone looking for a certified professional, or to simply ask a soils-related question, there are a variety of Member Directories to assist you.


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2017 Award Recipients Announced
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2017 SSSA Election Results