Sep 7, 2023
FFA Members and agriculture students left early on Wednesday, September 28 to attend the South Central District FFA Soil Judging Contest. The contest, which was held in Knoxville, IA, consisted of four soil pits to be judged and a written soils exam. This contest allowed four FFA members to compete against members from across the South Central District and agriculture students to apply the knowledge that they learned in the classroom about soils. FFA members and agriculture students evaluated the soil for soil depth, texture, color, slope, landscape position, land capability, and suitability for building.
There were twenty-five teams from across the South Central District involved in the District Soil Judging Contest. Team members from the Central Trail FFA, including AJ Moore, Anden Hall, Cord Hamilton, and Lane Leeper, placed 5th overall, received a Gold Rating in the competition, and advanced to State Competition. AJ Moore placed 6th overall in the competition as an individual and Anden Hall placed 10th overall in the competition as an individual. AJ, Anden, Cord, and Lane will compete at the Iowa FFA Soil Judging on Saturday, October 15 in Ames, IA.
All FFA members and agriculture students were able to use the judging contest as a hands-on assessment for their soil science class. Carson Scrivner, Wyatt Hamaker, Cal Buckingham, and Nolan Pierson were able to participate in the South Central District Soil Judging Competition, utilizing their scores as their Soil Science Evaluation Assessment!