Soils: Red-Parent Material

Class Description

This 1-day classroom course will focus on describing fine-textured red soils.  Emphases will be placed on identifying distinct and faint redoximorphic features and describing soil profiles of red-parent material.  This training will incorporate both classroom lecture and a site visit to examine soils typical to the area.

Instructors: Ben Meyer (BWSR), Greg Larson (US ACOE), Dennis Rodacker (BWSR), Dave Demmer (BWSR), Roger Risley (NRCS), Dan Wheeler (U of MN)

Class Date

DateLocationEarly Registration DeadlineLast Day to Register/
Payment Due By
September 28, 2017Hermantown, MNAugust 24September 22

*Course time is approximately 8:30-4:30.


Cost: $200 ($225 after Early Registration Deadline)

* Registration online is placed through, any questions with login/passwords should be directed to the number or email on the homepage of that site.

  • Registration is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrations may be accepted after the last open registration date pending class size.
  • Specifics regarding class location, agenda, etc. will all be sent via email upon receiving registration and payment.
  • Payments must be received prior to the course date in order for your space to be held. Confirmations and all other correspondences will be sent via email.
  • Please make check payable to the University of Minnesota. 
  • The registration fee includes refreshments, snacks, lunch and course materials. Dinner and hotel accommodations are on your own.

Mail registration form and payment to:
    173 McNeal Hall
    1985 Buford Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55108

Cancellation Policy
A $30 processing fee will be assessed if you cancel up to three working days by 4:30 pm prior to any session. Any cancellation after these dates will forfeit the entire registration fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email, mail, or fax.

You may substitute another person's registration for your own. You must do this within five working days prior to the course.