Monday, October 28, 2013

Greenville FFA Participates in District Soil Contests

The District 5 Soils Contest was held recently in Preble County. The soil contest consists of a written test, a Soil Survey test, and three pits to evaluate. The team, consisting of four students, graded the soil pit based upon the guidelines provided on the scoring card. The team was given approximately twenty minutes at each of the three pits to determine various soil characteristics. Then based on what characteristics were found, rural management practice recommendations were made.

The Greenville FFA rural team placed 10th out of 32 teams. High scorer was Patrick Garber with Thomas Shaw, Emily Vanhorn, and Catherine Gibson as his team mates. These members also had participated in the earlier, county soils contest placing 8th. The members will be recognized for their efforts at the chapter banquet held in March.

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