The 2019 National Soil Moisture Workshop

Expanding the Frontiers of Soil Moisture Measurements and Applications

Date: 22–24 May of 2019
Location : Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Workshop audience

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for leaders in soil moisture research and development to come together in an interactive workshop format to exchange ideas and develop collaborations. This will be the ninth consecutive year for the workshop, which is an initiative of the community of researchers that has developed from the Marena, Oklahoma, In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST).

Workshop goals

  1. Provide a highly focused venue for presenting cutting-edge research and new concepts related to soil moisture monitoring.
  2. Highlight new applications of soil moisture data and identify application-oriented research needs.
  3. Stimulate progress towards realizing the vision of the National Soil Moisture Network.


  • Registration is open
  • Cost: Free, but registration is required
  • Questions: Contact Andres Patrignani at

Organizing committee

  • Andres Patrignani - Kansas State University
  • Trent Ford - Southern Illinois University
  • Steven Quiring - The Ohio State University
  • Michael Cosh - USDA ARS Beltsville, MD
  • Tyson Ochsner - Oklahoma State University
  • Trenton Franz - University of Nebraska

Location, Lodging, and Parking

For an interactive campus map visit this link


  • Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK, 8 miles from campus)
  • Kansas City International Airport (KCI, 130 miles from campus)


  • Holiday Inn Manhattan At The Campus: 1641 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS. Located across the street from the Student Union with free parking.

  • The Bluemont Hotel: 1212 Bluemont Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502. Located across the street from campus and Aggieville.


Most hotels offer free parking. There is also a parking garage right next to the K-State Student Union. If you are staying at the Holiday Inn, the Student Union is right across the street.


Konza Hiking Trail

Tuesday, May 21 at 3 PM

The Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS) is located on a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve immersed in the middle of the Flint Hills, a region that encompasses over 1.6 million hectares extending throughout much of eastern Kansas from near the Kansas-Nebraska border south into northeastern Oklahoma containing the largest remaining area of unplowed tallgrass prairie in North America.

We will also visit one of the core stations of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), which is a major initiative fully funded by the National Science Foundation.

Bison are native herbivores of the tallgrass prairie.