FFA SOIL JUDGING
Tadd Turner for hosting the students
Lee Turner for digging the test holes
Graze On for catering the event
Boogher Ag for donation for food
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.
Wapak - Urban
Wapak - Rural
Rural Individual winners:
1st place - James Boehlein - Minster
2nd place - Jared Weigandt - New Bremen
3rd place - Dylan Bambauer - New Bremen
Rural Team winner: New Bremen #2 = Dylan Bambauer, Rachel Brown, Lauren Homan, Troy Homan
Urban Individual winners:
1st place - Zack Steinke - Wapak
2nd place - Max Knapke - Minster
3rd place - Will Knapke
Urban Team winner: Minster #5 = Max Knapke, Troy Knapke, James Niemeyer, Connor Schmiesing