Norwayne soil judging team

Norwayne FFA 2017 soil judging team

Posted on behalf of Kendra Keener, Norwayne FFA Reporter:

The Norwayne FFA Chapter soil judging team participated in county and district judging contests the first two weeks of September. Our team consisted of Peyton Mullet, Gavin Stika, Reese Barstow, Evan Marty, Emily Croft, Aubrey Csapo, Charity Gasser, Jacob Aubrey, Tim Gunkleman, Tierra Slaubaugh, Michael Garrison and Kayla Collins.

At the county competition, which took place Sept. 20, the team placed 4th and at the district competition, which took place Sept. 27, the team placed 3rd. The top four members, who get to advance to the state competition, are Aubrey Csapo, Charity Gasser, Jacob Aubrey and Tim Gunkelman.

Charity Gasser said, “We judge the soil by performing ribbon tests on the surface and subsoil layers of soil. We also determine the amount of nutrients you need to put in the soil depending on the crop that is planted in the field. I enjoy participating in Soils because it helps me understand the basics of agriculture.”

Congratulations to all who had participated and all that are moving on to state competition!