Today registration opens for the soil science licensing/certification exams that will be given on April 15. Registration will be open now until March 4, so if you plan on taking either the Fundamentals of Soil Science Exam or the Professional Practice Exam, make sure to register soon. See the SSSA webpage under Certifications for more information. I would also note - exam prices will be going up for the fall exam! Currently the exam cost is $125, it will be raised to $150 later this year.
A great way to gain continuing education credits or just a excellent way to learn about new things are webinars. Why is this such a good way to learn? Because you can sit at your computer in your office or at home (or wherever) and listen to something that interests you. Webinars are provided by a lot of different entities, inlcuding SSSA and ASA. I will be working on bringing you webinars specifically on soils topics over the next few months, but did you know that you can find a library of webinars on our site? Check it out at
I will also begin listing webinars that others are providing on this blog as I find them. Please let me know what types of soil or environment related webinars you would like from us. I will do my best to provide those to you! If you would like to give a webinar, please let me know, we provide the training on how to do it and we offer an honorarium for helping us out.
And now, as a true Cheesehead, I must spend a little of this blog cheering on the Packers as they head to the Super Bowl!!!! My mother in law (not from WI) commented yesterday about "growing up in WI where the Packers are almost a religion". I really had no argument to that. Still don't. If you want to really understand what that means, take a trip to WI on Super Bowl weekend and experience it for yourselves. I guarantee you'll have a great time. I just wouldn't advise wearing anything that says Steelers on it.