By Sarah Nelson, chapter reporter
Big Walnut DACC Soils team placed twentieth out of thirty teams in the District Rural Land Judging Event held on September 25th, 2012. This event was hosted by the Logan County Soil and Water Conservation Districts in order to help the local Agricultural Education Programs experience what they have learned in the classroom.
The top five teams from the district that participated got to move onto the State Soils Competition to be held on October 13th, 2013.
In the Rural Land Judging Event students are asked to judge a marked area for the Land Description, Land Capability, Land Use and the Recommended Conservation Practices. Students get to apply their classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Members of the Big Walnut Team include Aaron Zeig, Josh Eastwood, Jenni Coleman and Sophia Strickling.
The event was held at a field located in Logan County. This is one of the many educational activities in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in the agricultural education classes.