For the Weekly Record Herald
WEST MILTON — Select Milton-Union MVCTC FFA members participated in the District FFA Soil Judging Contest on Sept. 20 in Darke County.
During the urban and rural soil judging contest students determined the slope, erosion or depth of topsoil, texture of surface soil, depth of soil, and natural drainage class of soil for 3-4 soil pits. With that information the students then determined 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; Jessica Leffew, Kamron Paulus, Jacob Hornberger, Tyler Pratt, Daniel Albaugh, Abby Hissong, Liz Renner, Avory Creech, Hunter Ross, Destanie Brown, Eryn Oldham, Jordan Cress, and Dylan Cross.
The National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.