Englewood, Ohio - MVCTC FFA members competed in the District 5 Soil Judging Contest on September 28, 2022. Two teams competed in the Ag Soil and Urban Soil competitions.
The members of the Ag Soils team included students from the Agriculture & Livestock Production program: Lilly Wright(Valley View), Karra Marker (Tri-Village), Benedict Patton (Bethel), Thomas Wallace (Miami East), Ashlynn Cummins (Valley View), and Madison Orick (West Carrollton). The team placed 11th out of 32 teams. Lilly Wright placed 5th out of 201 contestants leading the team with 651 points.
The member of the Urban Soils team included students from Natural Resource Management: Garrett Fetgatter (Bethel), Gracie Gau (Northmont), Austin Kosier (Tri-Village), Sean Trogdon (Arcanum-Butler), Elli Earwood (Franklin Monroe), Griffen Jung (Miamisburg), Ben Sonnanstine (Bethel), and Ian Brune (Bethel).
The team placed 9th out of 19 teams. Garrett Fetgatter led the team with a score of 636 and placed 21st out of 117 contestants. Everyone who competed in the Urban Soils Contest for MVCTC FFA placed in the Top 100.
For soil competitions, the team must analyze a soil pit site that has been dug out. The members then evaluate the dirt by completing a “ribboning” test. This test helps determine what kind of soil is being presented. The purpose of the soil judging contest for FFA members is to teach skills necessary in soil science and land use.