Soil Judging


    We hope to use this page to recognize any past and current Alpha Gamma Rho men on an SDSU team


    For the offical Soil Judging team website click here

    Soil Judging

    South Dakota State University has a nationally recognized soil judging program. Our teams compete at regional contests in the fall and at national contests in the spring. During the past 30+ years our teams have consistently placed in the regional (1st to 4th) and national contests (1st to 10th). Approximately 80 teams start out in competition across the nation. More than 20 teams qualify for the national competition. Soil judging provides practical experience in evaluating the physical and chemical properties of soils important in making land use decisions. Soil forming factors (including site characteristics), soil classification, land use interpretations, and soil morphology are all key parts of the judging process. The SDSU Soil Judging team is coached by Doug Malo, Distinguished Professor of Pedology in the Plant Science Department in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at SDSU.





    This list will obviously be missing many at first if you could help us by letting us know if you or any other brother was on a team that would be great.

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