Fort Loramie FFA participates in Soil Judging CDE

The Fort Loramie FFA chapter competed in the sub-district and district rural and urban soil judging contests. FFA members analyze soil properties for both development and crop production.

By Meghan Bruns, chapter reporter

The Fort Loramie FFA chapter has been hard at work within the past couple weeks studying and practicing for the county and district soil contests. Students have been studying soil science as a unit in agricultural science classes.

As a result, the Fort Loramie FFA sent two teams to the contests this month, an urban team and a rural team. The urban soil judging contest relates to building properties of the soil and the rural contest relates to soil productivity in crop production.

The rural team consisted of Katelyn Seger, Andrea Meyer, Darrin Seger, Nicole Kessler, Megan Bruns, and Amanda Seger. The top three participants of the rural team for Fort Loramie were Amanda Seger, Andrea Meyer, and Darrin Seger.

The urban team placed 7th out of 21 teams.  Team members were Thomas Meyer, Sara Meyer, Taylor Broerman, Sara Maurer, and Ashley Pleiman. The top three participants for urban judging for Fort Loramie were Thomas Meyer, Sara Meyer, and Taylor Broerman.

Their guidance and coaching was given by the Fort Loramie FFA advisor, Mrs. Heilers. The Fort Loramie Agricultural Education program is a satellite of the Upper Valley Career Center

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