Soil judging contest held


LEWISBURG — As the 2018-2019 CDE competition season begins, the National Trail MVCTC FFA Chapter has started on its CDE path, beginning with the Preble County Soil Judging contest.

The contest is organized by the Soil and Water Conservation District and was held Sept. 14 in Lewisburg at the Judd farm.

The rural soil judging team had to test its knowledge on the agricultural usage of soil. The team consisted of: Jazlin Wallace, Mykenzie Smith, Madison Myers, and Rachael Kimball. The top four individuals were: Dawson Dupont, Macel Stowers, Abbey rodefer, and Emmalie Besecker, who led the FFA chapter.

The urban soil judgers are in charge of judging the soil and how building and construction is completed based on the soil. The team was led by Mark Armstrong, and got fourth in the county. The team consisted of: Mark Armstrong, Tanner Davis, Benjamin Gabbard, Lane Johnson, Devon Kerns, Mika Hall, Emma Slade, and Seth Allen.