Illinois Soil Classifiers Association
Maintaining High Standards and Ethical Conduct in the Profession of Soil Classifying

The Illinois Soil Classifiers Association is an organization promoting the wise use of the soil resource.  ISCA is made up of professional soil classifiers in public service, private industry, and education. 


ISCA was established in 1975 and is affiliated with the Soil Science Society of America

ISCA Announcements

Quote for Thought
"Nature has endowed the earth with glorious wonders and vast resources that we may use for our own ends.  Regardless of our tastes or our way of living, there are none that present more variations to tax our imagination than the soil, and certainly none so important to our ancestors, to ourselves, and to our children." 
Charles E. Kellogg, Chief of Soil Survey Division, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, "USDA Yearbook of Agriculture," 1938


ISCA 40th Annual Meeting - March 14, 2015
Dr. A Robert Rubin will be the guest speaker at the ISCA 40th Annual Meeting.  Dr. Rubin  has had a life-long interest in the chemistry and biology of soil, nutrient recycling, and sewage treatment. He has conducted one of the most dynamic and far-reaching programs in wastewater management and biosolids recovery/disposal in the U.S. with a focus on innovative technology transfer, aimed at training operational personnel, regulators, and government officials.  He served as a visiting scientist at the U.S. EPA Office of Water Management from 1999 to 2005, where he assisted in the development of guildlines for wastewater management.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 14, starting at 11:50 AM, at the Forbes Natural History Building, University of Illinois, 1816 South Oak St., in Champaign, IL.  The Forbes Natural History Building is in the Research Park southwest of the Assembly Hall.  Parking is free.  The cost of registration and meal is $30.00 per person.  Registration Deadline is March 7.Deadline extended.
Click here to register.

ASK a Soil Classifier - If you have a question about soils, either a general question or a very specific question, and would like an answer from a Professional Soil Classifier, click on the following link and e-mail your question(s).  ASK a Soil Classifier

Soil Classifier Mentor Program - If you desire experience in soil classification and wish to work with or correspond with a Professional Soil Classifier, ISCA can help you get connected to a Professional Soil Classifier in your local area.  Click on the following link to express your interest.  Soil Classifier Mentor Program

ISCA on Facebook - Come and be our friend.  Post messages, questions, upload photos and join in on discussions about soil with your fellow ISCA members!  Click on the Facebook icon below or go to and login. Search for the group Illinois Soil Classifiers Association.  We're there!  If you don't have a Facebook account, now you have a reason to set one up.  It's easy.  See you there.