Give to the Max Day

Now through Thursday, November 17, 2022

Send the hardworking Soil Judging Team to Nationals!

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The 2022 UMN soil judging team standing in front of a sandstone bluff

Soil judging is the field component of soil science, a diverse discipline that combines chemistry, geology, physics, and biology, and at UMN this student group works hard and plays hard. Soil judging students apply the knowledge they learn in the classroom to real world natural systems, and they get their hands dirty in the process.

Send the team to Nationals! Last month, the Soil Judgers competed in the Region V Contest in Okoboji, Iowa. The gophers had two students place in the top ten: Zachary Pederson placed seventh and Kasia Ulanowski placed third. UMN placed first in team judging, for an overall second place finish at Regionals! The team will compete in the National Collegiate Soils Judging Contest in Oklahoma this spring. 

Support these hardworking students: Soil judging is completely funded through donations from our community, who values hands-on learning, hard work, and collaboration. We’re asking you to dig deep and show your support with a gift today. 

Double your impact: A generous soil science alum, Dave Johnson, class of 1959, has stepped forward with a $2,000 matching gift to send the team to the national contest. With your support, and  this incredible matching gift, the soil judging team can carry on their legacy of excellence and represent the University of Minnesota at the highest level.

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But wait, there’s more!

A photo of a student in a maroon and gold hammock

Support the Soil Judging Team and enter to win a maroon and gold hammock!