Manitoba Soil Science Society Annual General Meeting

Soil Science Education and Extension

February 1 & 2, 2024 

Holiday Inn Winnipeg-South

The theme of the 2024 annual conference of the Manitoba Soil Science Society is Soil Science Education and Extension.

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught” (Baba Dioum, 1968). Soil science education and extension activities are key in increasing awareness of about the importance of soils in our everyday lives. From ecosystem services, to food on the table, to the lumber in our homes, soils are a critical, but often under appreciated, resource. Teaching and learning happens at all stages from K-12 through to post secondary, and from first-time farmer to seasoned professional, it happens in the classroom, on the farm and over a cup of coffee. The ways in which we disseminate and find information and connect with others are changing (e.g., social media) and the information being sought after is evolving to address an increasing variety of knowledge needs. Please join us as we explore the many different facets of education and extension in soil science.


Click here for the conference program
Click here for the oral presentation abstracts
Click here for the poster presentation abstracts

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce our three invited keynote presenters and panelists.
Kyle Bobiwash: Assistant professor and Indigenous Scholar, Department of Entomology at the U of M
Kent Lewarne: Regional manager (retired) with Nutrients for Life and past middle and high school science teacher
Tom Yates: Associate Dean (Academic) and Professor Dept of Soil Science at the U of S and Co-chair: Soil Science Education Committee, CSSS


Conference registration in NOW open!
You can register by clicking here; early bird registration ends January 23, 2024. Registration closes on January 26, 2024 at 4:30pm.

This year the MSSS is offering a tour of the University of Manitoba Department of Soil Science in the afternoon (1pm) of Wednesday January 31. The Soil Science Graduate Students’ Association will be hosting a student event the evening of Thursday February 01.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for posters and presentations are due noon January 12, 2024
The abstract submission form can be found here.

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