Oct. 13, 2017
FFA Members Excel at Soil Judging Career Development Event
In September, over 30 Elgin FFA members competed at the Hardin Northern Soil judging invitational. There are two different types of soil judging. Rural and Urban soil judging, both require FFA members to look at the landform of the surrounding area and to identify the different textures of soil in the pit. The Rural soil participants have to determine what a farmer can do to improve soil quality to best suit the soil for farming. In Urban soil judging, the contestants must determine what needs to be done so that a house or building can be properly built on that soil. One Rural and one Urban team moved on from the soils invitational to the district contest. The Urban team qualified for the state CDE.