MAPSS Winter Event 12/2/2016

16 Nov

Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS)

 2016 Winter Technical & Business Meeting

Friday, December 2, 2016    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Continuing Education & Conference Center at the U of M, St. Paul Campus – St. Paul, Minnesota  

Advances in Soil Mapping and Classification Techniques  

Join us for the annual MAPSS Winter Technical Event (including the most beloved MAPSS business meeting)!

Professional Development Hours: 6.0

Topics & Speakers

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)

Ron Wencl  USGS

UAV Technology in Environmental Studies

Greg Emerick  Sentera

UAS Applications in Agriculture and Soils

Jon Beck  Northland Technical and Community College

Soil Mapping and Statistical Modeling


Environmental Ethics and Aldo Leopold

Rick Bohannon  St. Cloud State University            

Digital Methods and Soils Classification and Mapping in the Superior National Forest

Roger Risley  MLRA Soil Survey

Soil GIS Geodatabases and Spatial Analysis: A Stearns County Example

Dr. Benjamin Richason III  St. Cloud State University   

MAPSS Business Meeting

A MAPSS business meeting will be held during the conference. All MAPSS members are expected to attend this session.

Lunch will be served by U of M catering. The cost of lunch is included with your registration. Coffee will be available for morning and afternoon breaks. Registration begins at 7:30am. Presentations will begin at 8:00am.

Registration Form – complete and mail this form

Please register and pay by November 21, 2016 to avoid a late registration fee and to help us plan for space and food. You can pay either online using your credit card or PayPal, or by check at   






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Dietary consideration                                                    


MAPSS Members                      $50.00                          

Non-MAPSS Members              $70.00                          

Students                                    $20.00                            

Late Registration (after November 21, 2016)   

MAPSS Members                      $60.00                          

Non-MAPSS Members              $80.00                          

Students                                    $30.00                          


Optional PDH Fee                    $10.00                          

See explanation of this optional fee, below.  

Total Amount Enclosed                                                              

 Make checks payable to MAPSS and send it, along with this portion of the registration form, to:  MAPSS 2016 Winter Technical Meeting

  Mr. Bob Whitmyer, MAPSS Treasurer

3990 Fairview Road  Rice Lake, MN 55803

Optional PDH Fee   

PDH are obtained without paying the $10 PDH fee. However, your attendance at the conference will be certified by MAPSS only by paying this fee.  MAPSS will certify and maintain a record of your attendance, which will be provided to licensing boards upon your request.  All other attendees must maintain their own records. MAPSS will not certify your attendance without paying this fee.   

The MAPSS 2016 Winter Meeting will be at the Continuing Education & Conference Center at the U of M, St. Paul Campus, Minnesota at 1890 Buford Ave. Click this link for location information including directions and parking:

Public Transit or carpool!   Consider taking public transit or setting up a carpool. Transit information for Metro Transit is:


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