FFA SOIL JUDGING
2019 Soil Judging
Location: NE Corner of Southland and Winemiller Rd
BIG thanks to Toby Kramer the landowner and Dave Lenhart for digging the pits
FFA Students participating from: New Bremen, New Knoxville (included with Bremen), Minster, Wapak
Each year the SWCD organizes a soil judging event for all the High School FFA classes in the county. Schools divide their students into teams of four students. Each student is scored individually and with either a rural or urban team.
The URBAN event, requires students to answer questions about soil properties, give an overall rating for the land and submit recommended management practices. The soil properties include slope, landform, flood hazard, soil stability, soil texture, depth to seasonal high water table and depth to bedrock.
The AG event, requires students to answer questions about land description, land capability, land use and recommended conservation practices. Land description sub-categories include slope, erosion or depth of topsoil, texture of surface soil, depth of soil and natural drainage ability.
Individual Winners - Urban Individual Winners - Ag
1st - Jessica Greiwe - Wapak FFA 1st - Ben Steinke - New Bremen FFA
2nd - Maggie Schultz - Wapak FFA 2nd - Rachel Brown - New Bremen FFA
3rd - Conner Guthrie - Wapak FFA 3rd - Grant Childress - Wapak FFA
Top Team - Wapak #8 Top team - Minster #2
Jessica Greiwe Jenna Heuker
John Buchanan Jacob Hueker
Olivia Barhorst Maria Dirksen
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!
Congrats to those that placed at Districts:
AG: Jenna Heuker, Josie Reinhart, Hannah Kramer, Maria Dirksen, Grant Childress, Rachel Brown, Alexis Copeland, Ashton Ritter, Grant Wendeln, Sam Werling, Katie Howell, Chase Couse, Jacob Heuker, Eliah Tangeman, Zach Bertke
Urban: Trent Roetgerman, Phil Trzaska, Adam Ketner, Connor Albers, Jessica Griewe, Bryce Barhorst, Noah Plieman