Greg Sawka


Lisl Townsend

Vice President

John Katsantonis


Travis Richardson

President Elect

Will Mahler

Past President


To operate as a charitable and educational association, to foster the wise use of soils and the understanding of the importance of soils to the environment and humankind.

Founded in 1975

We are an organization of like-minded individuals who have a passion for soil. We currently have approximately 90 members. Each fall we hold our business meeting at a different location around the state. In the spring we host the hydric soil workshop. Several of us meet to assist in Land Judging and Envirothon school contests. Each of these activities is an opportunity to calibrate ourselves amongst each other and to renew old friendships. If you share our passion for soil, we invite you to join and attend one of our meetings or workshops.

Activities in Which FAESS provies Financial Assistance

Florida CPSS
FAESS has partnered with SSSA to bring soil science certification to Florida. If you are a soil scientist practicing in Florida, you need certification.

Charitable Activities
We are non-profit and make numerous charitable contributions throughout the year. We support Land Judging, student scholarships, and the envriothon.

We have an annual business meeting in the fall and a pre-workshop meeting in the spring. These are excellent opportunities to connect with your colleagues in soil science.