Invitational Soils Judging Dates for 2020 (Note some dates are from 2019 and will be updated as notified)
Sponsor Date
Southern Wells Soil Masters Workshop - Location TBD. 9 a.m. - noon (work at own speed). No charge. RSVP with number of attendees. Open to students and teachers. To RSVP and for questions, contact Alexis Howell August 22, 2020- CANCELLED
Farm Progress Show Soils Invitational - Farm Progress Show ,Decatur, IL. Must register by August 14, 2019! For registration information, contact N. Dennis Bowman, Extension Educator, 217-244-0851 or August 27, 2019 (no contest for 2020)
Southeastern Indiana Soils Invitational - Decatur County. Registration information and directions to the contest site TBA. Contest site will be in northern Decatur County. Contest starts at 5:00 p.m. $4 per individual or $15 per team. For questions, contact Liz Fry September 4, 2019 (no contest for 2020)
Washington County Soils Invitational - Registration at contest site. $5/individual. Teams interested in participating in the contest will need to RSVP to the Washington County SWCD office by noon September 6th.  Site location will be sent out after 1 p.m. on September 6th.  Registration will be held from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM.  The contest will begin at 8:45 AM.  To RSVP, call the Wash Co SWCD at (812) 883-3704 ext. 3 or email For information contact Jill Roll - Washington County SWCD, (812) 620-0066. September 12, 2020 CANCELLED 

Lebanon Practice Soils Contest. Contact Andy Dardini (765) 482-0400  Ext: 21402 or

No contest for 2020
Gibson County Soils Invitational - 3-5 p.m. Exact location announced via email the morning of the contest to those pre-registered by September 1st. No cost.
To pre-register, contact Megan Winka at or at 812-385-5033 ext. 3.
September 9, 2019
Harrison County Soils - northern Harrison County.  Registration 5:00 pm-5:30 pm. Contest will start at 5:30 pm. (Fast Time).  Entry Fee: No charge, no trophies. Please contact by September 3 to let know how many judgers to expect.  Contact Archie Sauerheber at (812) 347-1759 or September 10, 2019
Tippecanoe Valley - Tucker/Day Farms (6304 N. 825 E. Mentone, IN). This year it will be a contest, with awards.  Registration 8:15 to 8:50 - Contest at 9:00am. $7.00 per contestant. The contest will be scored using the scantron system.  Only #2 pencils can be used to mark their cards. For more information: Mike Jones,, Cell (574) 721-2159. September 14, 2019
Vincennes University - (Co-Sponsor Purdue University). Contest at the VU Ag Building and Southwest Purdue Ag Center. 4207 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN 47591. Registration 8:00- 10:30am Cost $4.00 per contestant due at registration (checks payable to Vincennes University). No charge for coaches. Email expected attendance numbers. For more information contact Charles W. Mansfield at (812) 888-5131 or (812) 888-4311 or September 12, 2020
Attica - Registration 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. at contest site for 9:00 a.m. start. The contest will consist of four pits - two agricultural and two homesite. Pre-register by September 11th by emailing Macon Beck at Cost is $5/contestant. Map to site will be emailed the week of the contest. September 14, 2019
Dubois County Soils - Begins at 3:30 p.m. (EDT). Site to be announced near event date. Teams proceed through pits at own pace. Plan to have a soil scientist to confer and provide critiques. Judi Brown; Dubois County SWCD; 1486 Executive Blvd. Suite A Jasper IN 47546 Phone: (812) 482-1171 Ext. 3. Email: Judi Brown or Patti Schroeder September 21, 2020 CANCELLED
Purdue University – IAAE-PU and Agronomy Club.  Location Ivy Tech-Lafayette farm.  Registration 8:00-11:00 a.m.  Entry fee is $4/person. WE WILL HAVE SCANTRONS!!! BRING A #2 PENCIL. Make check payable to "Purdue Invitational Soil Judging Contest." September 21, 2019 (morning)
Tri-County/Benton Central Fall Invitational. Tri County High School Ag Shop, Wolcott, IN. Horticulture, Livestock Skillathon, Meat Evaluation, Milk Quality and Products, and Soils CDE. Any FFA or 4-H groups are welcome to attend. Registration via Google Form. One school allowed per time slot. Must register by Sept. 11th. Cost is $10 per kid. Contact Amanda Mullins (, Travis Scherer (, or Haley Verhaeghe ( for more information September 19, 2020
Ivy Tech Marion Campus Agriculture program and Eastbrook FFA. Registration at Eastbrook High School Ag Building 560 South 900 East Marion, IN 46953. 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. registration. Sr and Jr division as well as an advisors division. Cost: $7/person. The contest will be scored using the scantron system. Only #2 pencils can be used to mark their cards. For more information contact Kevin Pluimer (765) 664-1214 ext. 166 or day of contest contact 765-251-1292 September 19, 2020
North Miami - Registration will be from 8:30-9am at Weaver Dairy Farm, 14571 N 500 E., Roann, IN 46974. Entry fee of $5.00 per contestant. Divisions will include senior, rookie, and advisor. The contest will be scored using the new state style one sheet scan-tron.  Only #2 pencils can be used to mark their cards. For more information contact Jim Wildermuth at September 26, 2020 (back up date Oct. 3)
Johnson County - More details will follow. For more information, contact Joe Dunn  at (317) 878-2119 or 317-626-1810 or by email at October 3, 2020
State Soils CDE will be in Northern Hamilton County. For more information see and October 17, 2020