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Standard Soil Sample for Instruction, Extension and K-12

Standard Soil Sample for Instruction, Extension and K-12

Year: 2016
Project Leader: Chris Matocha, David McNear, and Brad Lee
Department/Program: Plant and Soil Sciences
Funding: $1,000

The introduction of soil science concepts is enhanced by having hand samples with quantified characteristics.  This project group will develop a resource of well characterized soil samples to serve as standards for collegiate level soil science courses, secondary science and agricultural teachers, and county CES agents.  These samples will enrich the education experience of university students, high school students that utilize soils in coursework, Envirothon competitions, FFA and 4-H Soil Judging competitions. The CAFE Agronomy Club will market these samples to high school teachers and soil/land judging teams across the nation.

Contact Information

Dr. Nancy Cox, Ph.D.

S123 Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 257-4772