Fall Newsletter-Remember to RSVP for the Rosendale Dairy Tour by September 11th!


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Posted by on September 9, 2015 in General


Fall WSPSS Tour Rosendale Dairy

Save the date:   September 15, 2015 WSPSS fall tour of Rosendale Dairy in beautiful Fond du Lac County! There will be a bus tour of the dairy, then a wonderful lunch and meeting to follow! Stay tuned for more information…….

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Posted by on July 16, 2015 in General


Rock River Lab WSPSS Tour 6/5/2015

probe Rock River Soils Lab Soil Samples Inside mounted probe IMG_0534 WSPSS_1

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Posted by on June 11, 2015 in General


Election results are in:

WSPSS incoming president will be Matt Heyroth

WSPSS treasurer will be Karla Petges

***Don’t forget to RSVP for the Spring Meeting in Watertown!***

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Posted by on April 15, 2015 in General


WSPSS Spring/Summer 2015 Tour, Watertown Wisconsin

Happy Spring WSPSS members

Happy Spring WSPSS members.

Get out your calendars and mark Friday, June 5, 2015 as the date for our bi-annual spring WSPSS meeting.  It will be an educational day starting with a tour of a WI certified soil testing laboratory, the Rock River Laboratory.  Most of us talk soil sampling as a regular and important component of our jobs and the basis of our conservation planning.  Yet, how many of you have actually ever been to a soils lab to see how it is done?  Well, here’s your chance!  The tour is scheduled to start at 9:00 Friday, June 5 at the Rock River Laboratory (710 Commerce Dr. P.O. Box 169 Watertown, WI 53094-0169, 920-261-0446).


Since 1975, Rock River Laboratory has provided reliable, accurate, and timely feed, forage, soil, and water analyses to the agricultural community throughout the US, and more recently, across the globe. Rock River Laboratory is certified by the National Forage Testing Association, Farm Service Agency, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, a member of the Midwest Lab Consortium, and participant in numerous check-sample programs.  They offer a host of testing services including soils, water, feed and plant tissue testing.  Their expert staff and advanced facilities are designed to offer a complete line of accurate, cost effective and timely analytical results to their clients, while providing unsurpassed customer service.

Following the tour we will meet at the Lower Pavilion in Riverside Park in Watertown (see attachment) for a catered lunch at noon with the meeting to follow.  To get an accurate head count for lunch please RSVP by May 11 to Karla Petges at or 920-386-9999 X-136.

Also, please submit topics for discussion and any other item of interest for the meeting agenda to me at


Hope to see you there.




Kathryn Eggers

NRCS District Conservationist

Washington/Ozaukee Counties

333 E Washington St, Suite 3200

West Bend, WI  53095

Please see below link to find out specific information on the meeting / lunch location for the June 5 meeting.


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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in General


Save the date: 6/5/15 WSPSS Meeting and Tour in Watertown, WI. More info soon!

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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in General


2015 NCSS Conference – DULUTH, MN June 7-11

The 2015 National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) Conference will be held in Duluth, Minnesota on June 7-11!

We hope to see you there!

A web site has been established for frequently updated materials on the conference:

A highlight of this year’s conference is a “call for proposals”.  A science committee has been developed to review abstracts for poster and oral presentations and training sessions relating to work in soil survey, ecological site description, soil health, promoting soil data and information and digital soil mapping and other technology advances.  More details about these opportunities can be found at the following URL:

Abstracts maybe submitted at the following URL:

This year’s NCSS Conference features:

  • Day-long field tours on June 7 and 10
  • Committee meetings and presentations on June 8
  • 24 training sessions and 18 oral presentations on June 9
  •   Poster sessions-June 8 and 9
  • NCSS Town Hall on the Future of Soil Survey on June 11

A tentative agenda is on the web site along with lodging and registration information.

There are active committees organizing the various parts of the conference.  Once finalized, these will be listed in the “Committees” section.

Feel free to contact any of the following for more in-depth information:

John Beck, Chair,, 651-602-7895

Watch for updates and information on the Conference on the website.

See you in Duluth!

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Posted by on February 2, 2015 in General


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