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I hope this hof post doesn't get lost in this thread
I just embarrassed myself with this post
WTF Justin? I don't get it but why the hell wouldn't we want to win the national championship in this?
I really need to learn to differentiate your posts from your brother.
Drinking does things. My apologies to all.
Props to Lee Majors and the team. National championships are awesome in any area. Anyone mocking it is insecure about their own shortcomings.
Please CLCICKUClukUU Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys gotta get us to the White House.
Congrats @UofMaryland Soil Judging Team on your national championship, and advancing science & sustainability
The latest from Martin OMalley. A way to connect, share thoughts and make our state government work for the people of Maryland. Annapolis, MD
after that long it's probably more like sand judging.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
Still waiting for an explanation of what soil judging actually is, and how you can "win" at it.
Like Neal said, stuff like this is fascinating to me and I totally could have seen myself going into a field like this if some things in life had gone a different way.
check his link. it actually sounds pretty cool.
I went to the MAPSS Field day this year. Jumped in a bunch of dirt holes and tried to estimate clay percentage by making dirt ribbons with your fingers. Was pretty fun.
MAPSS Field Day and Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Sanitarian Training
Soil Profile Description and Interpretation for Onsite Sewage Disposal
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Soil Scientists
DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2012
TIME: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Lion’s Camp Merrick,
3650 Rick Hamilton Place
Nanjemoy, MD 20662
9:00 – 9:15 Registration
9:15 – 10:15am Soil Properties: Their Description and Importance in the the Evaluation of sites for Onsite Sewage Disposal.
Barry Glotfelty, Chief of MDE’s Onsite Systems Division
10:20 – 11:20am Percolation Testing – History and Procedures.
Steven Krieg, R.S. R.E.H.S, Regional Consultant, MDE
11:30 – 12:30pm Season Water Table Fluctuation and Measurement in Southern Maryland Soils with Fragipans and Restrictive Horizons.
Dr. Delvin Fanning, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
12:30 -1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 – 4:00pm – Field exercises in Profile Description with NRCS Soil Scientists and MDE Regional Consultants.
you should read the article I linked.
"Soil Judging is a National Intercollegiate Contest which occurs every year in Colleges across the country. Schools first compete at the regional level in the fall and the top winning teams, in each of the regions of the United States, go on to compete in the National contest in the spring. The location of the regional and national contests rotate every year. During a Soil Judging Contest, students are asked to describe the characteristics of a soil profile in four different pits. Students take turns going in and out of each pit under a strict time limit. While they are in the pit they describe the color, texture, consistence, structure, and other properties of each soil horizon. Then, they make interpretations about the soil such as its classification, its parent material, its suitability for different land uses, and its water holding properties. At the end of the time limit, students rotate to the next pit until they have characterized the horizons in each of the four different soil pits. The student's soil descriptions are scored and the participants that come the closest to the descriptions of the official judges win the contest."
a typical pit to be described would look like this.
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put it this way - there were lots of LeeMajors' there
in spirit. but I'm not sure if Iowa state could have handled his suffocating salesmanship when pushing his bootlegs.
last bump. the diamonback ran this story on the front page yesterday.
Metro connection may also do a piece on the team, so maybe second to last bump.
It had been 29 years since a soil judging team from this university won a national championship, but on April 26, that dry spell came to an end.
I thought UPS was the only school that had this major?
A championship is a championship, so glad to have it.
Maryland: we really know our shit
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