Miami East FFA competes in county soils judging contests

Front row: Amy Hahn, Casey Copeland, Jayda Burch, Chris Teaford, Ashlee Bussen Back row (l to r): Seth Drake, Caleb Everett, Austin Honeyman, Olivia Edgell


Members of the Miami East FFA recently participated in the 2011 Darke County Judging Contests. The Darke County Contest was held north of Rossburg and was sponsored by the Darke County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Competing in the Urban Contest was Casey Copeland, Olivia Edgell, Caleb Johnson, Ashlee Bussen, Seth Drake, Austin Honeyman, and Jayda Burch. The team placed 3rd in the contest. Bussen was the highest placing individual in the contest, placing 6th overall.

Competing in the Rural Contest was Chris Teaford and Amy Hahn. Chris Teaford was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing 9th out of 60 contestants.

The contest consisted of evaluating three soils pit for slope, erosion, drainage, depth, and soil texture. Also, the contestants took a written test and answered questions from the Soil Survey of Darke County.

Prior to this competition, all Agriscience 1 classes practiced soils pits evaluation at the farm of Tom and Christa Everett south of Fletcher. The classes enjoyed the hands-on learning.

Congratulations to all that participated in the contest. Good Job and Best of Luck at the District Contest!

Respectfully Submitted, Reporter Dani Sands

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