World Soil Day 2023 Celebration

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2010. Appropriately, the name “Bhumibol” means “Protector of Soils.” Source: Wikipedia

World Soil DayIn honor of World Soil Day on 5th December 2023, the Lal Carbon Center hosted an online celebration with colleagues from the C-FARM project and within Ohio State. Dr. Rattan Lal briefly discussed the history of World Soil Day and its origins in 2014 thanks to the International Society of Soil Scientists and the UN General Assembly in acknowledging the lifelong contributions to soil made by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. World Soil Day is held every December 5th, commemorating His Majesty’s birthday. C-FARM PI Dr. Laura Norman of the U.S. Geological Survey  presented on the topic of this year’s World Soil Day, Soil and Water: A Source of Life.