Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


November 8, 2013

FFA soil evaluation students impress in state competition

GREENSBURG – The North Decatur FFA chapter recently competed in the 2013 Indiana State FFA/4-H Soils Evaluation contest.

The chapter qualified five teams for the contest which was held on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Miami County.

The FFA team of Grant Ricke, Zach Johnson, Adam Hartman, and Kyle Fogle placed 16th in the high school FFA division. The team of Kyle Kramer, Derek Wietlisbach, JoBeth Martin, and Kayleigh Krieger placed 9th in the 4-H division. The team of Owen Kinker, Jaydann Simmonds, Bailey Tomson, and Ryan Dierckman placed 12th in the junior high division. The team of Danny Dierckman, Andrew Martin, and Trevor Fasbinder placed 12th in the Masters division. The team of Jaelynn Matthews, Addison Tomson, Brandon Hellmich, and Haley Wesseler placed 44th. A total of 86 teams and over 300 students competed in the four divisions.

The soils evaluation contest requires students to evaluate the properties of the soils such as texture, slope, and drainage. The students then use this information to make recommendations for the land for either agricultural use or for homesite development.

To qualify for the state competition teams must first compete in their respective area competition. The top seven teams from the area advance to state. Decatur County’s area consists of nine counties from southeastern Indiana. North Decatur won the area this fall for the fifth consecutive year and the seventh time out of the past eight years.

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