By Keirston Pangborn, chapter reporter
To most people dirt is dirt, and trees are trees but to the Mt. Gilead FFA learning to judge soils and trees is an important part of the class. Freshman and sophomores take part in the county and district soil judging contest while juniors and seniors go to the forestry contest. This year’s district soils contest was held near Degraff Ohio. The top competitors at the county soil judging contest moved on to the district 6 contests and placed 16 in rural and 9 in the urban contest. Top team scorers were freshman Robbie Hudson on the rural team placing 26 out of 99 and sophomore Keane Delp on the urban team placing 16 out of 76.
Juniors and seniors traveled to the Mt. Gilead State Park for this years Bi- County forestry contest where they competed against Cardington, Highland and Big Walnut. They placed second trailing Highlands 934 to the teams 817. Top team scorer was senior Noah Scott with a 312.
Congratulations to everyone who competed and placed and huge thanks to everyone who made these contests possible.