The 2023 District 1 FFA Soil Judging CDE (Career Development Event) contest recently took place in eastern Fulton County.
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 Rura/Ag Contest students evaluate the land on slope, erosion, texture, natural drainage, land classification and recommended conservation practices. Placing first was Fayette, second – Otsego, third – Archbold, fourth – Pettisville, fifth – Eastwood, sixth – Evergreen, seventh – Delta, eighth – Wauseon, ninth – Elmwood and tenth – West Unity.
High Individual was Tessa Nafziger – Archbold (for the second year!), second – Evan Beauregard, Fayette, fourth – Hannah Towns Hall, Fayette, fifth – Clayton Szabo, Fayette, sixth – Creighton Aeschliman, Pettisville, seventh – Ella Richer, Pettisville, eighth – Hank Brehm, Fayette, and tenth – Shane Maginn, Fayette.
In the Urban Contest students evaluate the land on slope, flood hazard, soil stability, water table and bedrock depth. Placing first was Wauseon, second – Genoa, third – Evergreen, fourth – Delta, fifth – Fairview, sixth – Tinora, seventh – Fayette.
High Individual was Logan Poorman, Wauseon, third – Aiden Goings, Wauseon, fifth – Jared Langel, Wauseon, sixth – Kainoa Neifer, Wauseon, eighth – Nicole Stein, Wauseon, ninth – Ashton Zeigler, Wauseon and tenth – Emma Thompson, Delta. Both contests included a written exam.
CDE’s 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.
The Ohio FFA Association has 27,721 members in 326 chapters.