Recently, the Fredericktown FFA chapter sent two teams to compete at the Knox County Soil Judging Competition. The event was held at the Fowler Farms in Amity.
For this contest, members can compete in rural soil judging or urban soil judging. Participants must measure the slope, depth of topsoil, and additional important factors, as well as determine the soil type, texture, drainage class, and other information for multiple soil pits. Contestants must be familiar with the requirements for various land uses and identify what use each pit area would be best suited for.
Both the Urban and Rural Soils Teams did very well! The Urban Team took 1st place and qualified for the District 7 Urban Soils Competition, with Haley Rook as the 1st place individual in the event and Cassie Small in 2nd.
Those advancing to the district contest are Haley Rook, Cassie Small, Maribeth Pozderac, Jessica Small, and William Manning. Hannah and Chase will be the alternates.
The Rural Soils Judging Team received 3rd overall in the County.
The following will be advancing to the district rural contest: Steven Tumbleson, Jesse VanAtta, Wyatt Snell, Macy Thorne and Kyrsten Andrews. Alternates for the contest will be Jacob Rook and Ashtyn Andrews. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.