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A small group of California Soil Scientists gathered together in 1973 with the intent of promoting the profession of soil science. They began the Professional Soil Scientists Association of California (PSSAC), and since then the Association has grown to where it currently represents over 100 soil scientists from California and several neighboring states.



The purpose of PSSAC is:

Members: Link to our Constitution and Bylaws.

PSSAC Officers and How to Reach Us

Please feel free to contact PSSAC Officers or appropriate committee members through the address, phone or e-mail information listed below.

Executive Council:  Robert Graham, Ph.D., President (2013); Phil Smith, Past President (2012); ); Margaret Bornyasz, President-elect (2014); Meagan Hynes, Secretary-Treasurer (2014).

Board of Directors: Members of the Executive Council, and: Bryan Rahn (2013), Northern Area Director; Kerry Arroues (2012), Central Area Director, and Roy Shlemon, Southern Area Director (2014).

Membership Committee:  Vacant (chair).

Public Relations Committee:  Kerry  Arroues (chair), Terry Cook.

Scholarship Committee:  Sid Davis (chair).

Consultant's Committee:  Sid Davis (chair), David Kelley, John Rogers, Terry Cook.

State Soil Committee:  Sid Davis, John Rogers, John Munn.

Registration Conflicts Committee (ad hoc):  David Smith, David Kelley.

Registry Committee (ad hoc): Roger Poff (chair), Roy Shlemon, Nat Dellavalle, David Kelley, John Munn, Rich Howard.

Newsletter Editor:  Vacant

Executive Secretary:  Mary Reed

aboutpssac.htm updated July 26, 2014

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Outline of California map, with inset horizons of San Joaquin State Soil

Professional Soil Scientists Association of California
P.O. Box 5972
Vacaville, CA 95696
Phone: (707) 447-2135 Ext. 2

Kim Chang building a San Joaquin State Soil monolith
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PSSAC is affiliated with the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops and Soils (ARCPACS).
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