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FFA members compete in 2013 subdistrict soil contest

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 11:19 a.m. CDT

Learning to evaluate soils is just one of the many opportunities available to FFA members. Eight Creston FFA members gained experience in developing knowledge in soil evaluation by competing in subdistrict soil judging contest held Sept. 18 in Leon, where the team earned second place and Selena Sampson earning top individual.

The contest involved FFA members taking a general knowledge test and evaluating three soil pits. The evaluations involved soil conservation practices, determining soil texture and surface features, land capability classifications, the evaluation of current and future management practices and the suitability of the various soils present for non agricultural uses.

The Creston FFA members competing were: Nick Walsh, Sampson, Jake Miller, Chad Lamb Dillon Bailey, Kruz Adamson, Allie Findlay, Kiersten Plowman and Cody Tanner.

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