As a fellow soil enthusiast, I would like to encourage you to become a member of the Oregon Society of Soil Scientists. The most tangible benefit is that members pay less to attend our Winter Meeting and Summer Tour. More importantly, membership allows our society to continue to fulfill our mission. I have been a member of OSSS since I was in graduate school at OSU in 2012. For me, the society has provided the setting (often campfires and soil pits) for me to build relationships with soil scientists who I would not have otherwise met. These relationships have led to new job opportunities, grant funding, and a special comradery among people who have a passion for soil. Consider joining OSSS and growing your soil network. – Shannon Cappellazzi, OSSS Secretary

Our membership is drawn from federal employees, county agents, environmental stewards, agricultural producers, researchers and educators, and so many others along the continuum. Our diversity gives us strength, our passion brings us together, and soil connects us all. An OSSS membership will save money on both (or either) the winter meeting and summer tour! Your membership also supports maintaining our non-profit status and website, paying for insurance, and encouraging the next generation of soil scientists. We encourage all of the soil enthusiasts in Oregon to join by purchasing a membership below!

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Support the local organization that aims to make connections and build a collaborative, inclusive environment for all people who study, work with, or are fascinated by soil.  We take the society part of our title seriously. Membership dues support the annual operating expenses of OSSS.  Members are entitled to lower registration cost for OSSS events.

Annual membership for professionals: Become or renew as a voting member of OSSS.

Annual membership for students:  Become or renew as a non-voting membership of OSSS to build lifelong connections with others who might think, care, and talk about soil as much as you do.

Lifetime membership:  Make this the last time you ever have to pay for OSSS membership. You know you dig the benefits you have gotten from this society and you know that your love of soil will continue to grow through these relationships and learning opportunities.