2015 is the International Year of Soils

The Soil Science Society of America is coordinating with the Global Soil Partnership and other organizations to raise awareness and promote the sustainability of our limited soil resources. Soils are a finite natural resource and are nonrenewable on a human-time scale. Soils are the foundation for food, animal feed, fuel and natural fiber production, the supply of clean water, nutrient cycling and a range of ecosystem functions. As part of the awareness campaign, the Soil Science Society of America developed 12 videos to raise public awareness about the value of soils. Click here to view the videos.