On October 9, the Mechanicsburg FFA Chapter took two teams to compete at the Ohio FFA State Soils contest. At a soils contest the FFA members are asked to evaluate the slope, soil texture, soil structure, land-form, and evaluate the risks for four different pits. At each pit they are given twenty minutes to complete this task. They are then asked to complete a general knowledge test and a survey soil test. The participants that competed in the rural soils contest were; Haley Hamby, Hannah Dingledine, Shanna Caudill, and Lucas Schaner.The rural team
placed 35th as a team. The participants that competed in the urban soils contest were; Dani Schipfer, Lilly March, Cami McDonald, and Myah Bandy. The urban soils team placed sixth out of 47 teams.
Mechanicsburg’s FFA advisors are Mrs. Abby Powell and Mr. Cole Riddle.