Urbana FFA competes at county and district Soil Judging Contest


By Taylor Cordial - Urbana FFA Reporter



The Urbana FFA Soil Judging team. Standing, left to right, Mackenzie Bean, Justin Preece, Nick Crumley, Conor Thomas, Alistair Greenlee. Kneeling, left to right: Ashlyn Dunn, Janie Wallace, Phoebie Heatherly.

The Urbana FFA Soil Judging team. Standing, left to right, Mackenzie Bean, Justin Preece, Nick Crumley, Conor Thomas, Alistair Greenlee. Kneeling, left to right: Ashlyn Dunn, Janie Wallace, Phoebie Heatherly.


The Urbana FFA competed in the County Soil Judging Career Development Event on Sept. 19.

In Urban Soil Judging, students must judge the soil based on four different categories. These categories include: buildings with basements, septic tanks and absorption fields, driveways and local roads, and lawns, gardens, and landscaping.

Urbana placed first in this contest, with Janie Wallace placing as first place individual, Marah Kerns placing second individual, Alistair Greenlee placing third individual and Phoebie Heatherly placing 15th individual.

In the rural contest, students judge the soil based on agricultural properties and have to determine whether the soil is suitable for agricultural crops. Urbana also placed first in this contest with Nick Crumley placing first, Mackenzie Bean placing second, Ashlyn Dunn placing third, Justin Preece placing fourth and Conor Thomas placing 17th.

The Urbana FFA also competed at the District Soil Judging Career Development Event in Delaware County on Sept. 29. Urbana placed 7th overall in this contest, with Janie Wallace placing 20th, Alistair Greenlee placing 21st, Phoebie Heatherly placing 28th and Marah Kerns placing 32nd. There were a total of 16 teams and 75 individuals.

Urbana placed 6th in this rural contest, out of 21 teams with Ashlyn Dunn placing 20th, Nick Crumley placing 30th, Mackenzie Bean placing 36th, Justin Preece placing 52nd and Conor Thomas placing 99th out of 107 total individuals.

Congratulations to Urbana’s Urban and Rural soil judgers for making it to district and improving from the county contest. Also a big thanks to everyone who helped put together the Soil Judging contest.

The Urbana FFA Soil Judging team. Standing, left to right, Mackenzie Bean, Justin Preece, Nick Crumley, Conor Thomas, Alistair Greenlee. Kneeling, left to right: Ashlyn Dunn, Janie Wallace, Phoebie Heatherly.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_IMG_3504.jpgThe Urbana FFA Soil Judging team. Standing, left to right, Mackenzie Bean, Justin Preece, Nick Crumley, Conor Thomas, Alistair Greenlee. Kneeling, left to right: Ashlyn Dunn, Janie Wallace, Phoebie Heatherly.

By Taylor Cordial

Urbana FFA Reporter

Submitted by Urbana FFA

Submitted by Urbana FFA