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
- State 4-H and FFA Land Judging Contest
- Florida Envirothon
- Collegiate Soil Judging Contest
- Scholarships to college student(s)majoring in soil science
- Misc. support of a variety of undergraduate activities
- UF Soil and Water Science Annual Research Forum
- NCSS Regional Cooperative Soil Survey Planning Conference
- Smithsonian Soils Exhibit
- Victor W. Carlisle Fellowship Fund
FAESS has partnered with SSSA to bring soil science certification to Florida. If you are a soil scientist practicing in Florida, you need certification.
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.