The FFA soils team competed at the state level Oct. 14th. The team placed 15th out of 46 teams.
The soils competition required teams to analyze soil texture, type and materials to determine what type of crops would be best suited to grow there. The members also shot slope of the ground to determine the percentage of incline or decline over 100 feet to decide if water would run or not.
Junior Isabelle Wolford was one of the four members on the team and placed second with an overall score of 778. She said the competition was a lot of fun.
“I enjoy being able to make it out of each level of competition and seeing other members make it out as well,” Wolford said. “I was also able to get closer to the people who continued in the soils competition, making the journey much more enjoyable.”
FFA adviser Matt Weade said the team did very well and members tried their best.
Junior Taylor Ferrell placed first on the team with an overall score of 789. She said the competition was a good experience and will give her practical life skills.
“It was cool because I got to go out and see different types of soil, and I will be able to identify them in my yard,” Ferrell said. “It helped me become more involved in the FFA and take on new competitions and new experiences.”
Use this link to see more information on overall scores at the competition.
By Renee Kinser, Editor-in-Chief