The FFA chapters in District 1 recently conducted their soils Career Development Event (CDE) at the Williams County Fairgrounds.
The FFA soils contest includes rural and urban. These contests are an extension of their classroom learning and prepare students to evaluate land and soil to determine its potential use.
In the Rural Contest students evaluate the land on slope, erosion, texture, natural drainage, land classification and recommended conservation practices.
Students in the area placing in the Individual contest were: 1st – Zevin Gleckler, Wauseon, 2nd – Jameson Gray, Wauseon, 3rd – Miah Beauregard, Fayette. 4th – Hunter Tresnanreigh, Delta, 5th – Trey Schroeder, Wauseon, 6th – Mckayla Clymer, Wauseon, 7th – Kalleigh Frey, Archbold. In the chapter division: 1st – Wauseon, 2nd – Fayette, 3rd – Delta, 4th – Archbold, 10th – Pettisville, 12th – Evergreen
In the Urban contest students evaluate the land on slope, flood hazard, soil stability, water table and bedrock depth.
Students in the area placing in the individual contest were: 1st – Josh Richer, Archbold, 2nd – Andrew Francis, Archbold, 5th – Clara Damman, Pettisville, 6th – Simon Short, Archbold, 8th – Jackson Bauer, Wauseon, 9th – Carson Bennett, Pettisville, 10th – Spencer Meyer, Archbold. In the chapter Division: 1st – Archbold, 2nd – Pettisville, 4th – Wauseon, 7th – Evergreen, 9th – Fayette.
Both contests include a written exam.
State competition will take place near Newark on Oct. 13.
CDE are an extension of the local agricultural education classroom and serve as an authentic application of the curriculum in which students are instructed. Through agricultural education and the FFA, amazing opportunities exist for FFA members. With over 300 careers in agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources, FFA members can look forward to unlimited success. They are future chemists, business owners, politicians, community leaders, veterinarians, farmers, and teachers. The skills obtained through FFA will serve a student for life.