FFA judges land in Beatrice

 

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The Fairbury FFA land judging contestants. Photo by Thomas Dux.

By: Paige Livingston.

Out of the Fairbury FFA Chapter, twenty-four students attended the annual district land judging contest this past Wednesday on October 4. The competition was held in Beatrice, Nebraska and hosted 10 schools, some of which included Diller-Odell, Falls City, Pawnee City, and Auburn.

Over 180 students were given a real-life scenario on what to do if they were landowners. While the students view four different fields around the area, they use a chart to determine what the land capability class is for each area and what treatments are needed. To do this, the students are required to know the specific criteria for soil depth, the permeability of the soil, thickness of surface soil, surface texture, and the slope of the land.

“We all had a good time competing and I’m looking forward to the results,” Trevin Arnold ’19 said.

As of now, the results are still pending from the contest.