Northwestern FFA Competes in National Soil Judging Contest

Four members of the Northwestern FFA Chapter competed in the National Soil Judging Contest, held in Oklahoma City. The Urban Soils team competed Thursday, May 3. Members who competed were Cody Morrow, son of Mark and Kristen Morrow; Cody Tegtmeier, son of Randy and Heather Tegtmeier; Michael Nutter, son of Tammie Nutter and Dale Browning; and Austen Wood, son of Ken and Laura Wood. During this contest, the exhibitors are asked to evaluate land for quail and beef management. The team worked very hard since the start of the CDE in the fall of 2017. With long hours of studying and practicing by evaluating over 20 soil pits for this contest, the hours of hard work put in by the members paid off, as they excelled at the contest. To conclude the contest, the team placed 25th. While on their trip, the team toured Ditch Witch, American Augers sister company, where they learned about the production, assembly line, products and career opportunities through the company. The group also visited Oklahoma State University, to explore the option of extending their education past high school. This experience and their hard work has taught these participants a great deal about soil uses, as well as different conservation practices.