Michael Sowers is a professional soil scientist and regional manager at Cascade Earth Sciences in Visalia, CA, where he provides regulatory and consulting assistance for the beneficial reuse of industrial wastewater as irrigation and nutrient sources for crop production. Mr. Sowers received his B.S.in Agronomy and Environmental Science from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA. Michael is also the volunteer soil judging coach at California State University -- Fresno (Fresno State). As a volunteer coach, he instructs undergraduate students on the preparation of detailed soil descriptions and how to classify and interpret soils using USDA soil description standards. Mr. Sowers was instrumental in re-establishing the soil judging program at Fresno State, which had been idle for more than 30 years. Since the re-establishment of the soil judging program at Fresno State, two additional universities in California have started soil judging programs.