FFA students attend soil judging contest

WEST MILTON — Select Milton-Union MVCTC FFA members participated in the District FFA Soil Judging Contest on Sept. 28 in Darke County.

During the urban and rural soil judging contest students determine the slope, erosion or depth of topsoil, texture of surface soil, depth of soil and natural drainage class of soil for three to four soil pits.

With that information the students then determine the land class, best land use and recommended conservation practices or during the urban contest they determine limitations for homes, septic systems and other urban developments. This information gives the students practical hands on experience determine the limitation and possibilities for that soil. Also during the contest students are tested on their knowledge on how to use and find information in a soil survey book and given a written examination over general soil knowledge.

FFA members who participated include; Kamron Paulus, Tyler Pratt, Daniel Albaugh, Abby Hissong, Kassidy Thompson, Jordan Cress, Destiny Vanscoy Joel Cress, Webb Kress, Emily Hornberger, Rachel Thompson, Austin Kinnison, Larkin Welbaum, Jamie Rasor and Dylan Cross.