On September 22, eighteen Colonel Crawford – Pioneer FFA students participated in Crawford county soil judging contest. The Wynford, and Buckeye Central Schools also competed. There were two different types of soils being judged, rural and urban soils. Judging the rural soils, that is for farming, they had to look at the slope, erosion, texture of soils, depth of roots and the drainage. After finding that information they decide the land capability, land use, and the recommended conservation practices. While judging urban soils, those for buildings, basements, roads, septic tanks, and lawns and gardens, they had to judge slope, landform, flood hazard, soil stability, soil texture for surface, between 15-30 inches, and 30-60 inches, depth of seasonal high water table, depth of bed rock, and if a hard dense layer is present. They then had to find the recommended management practices for building with basements, septic tanks absorption fields, driveways and local roads, and lawns, gardens, and landscaping. The Colonel Crawford FFA chapter’s rural soil judging team had placed 2nd. The urban soil juding team placed 3rd. Kendra Hudson placed 6th overall in rural soil juding. Hannah Yaussy placed 8th overall in rural soil juding and 10th overall in urban soil judging. The county soil judging contests were held in Buckeye Central School District. All schools would like to thank the Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation for hosting and judging the Crawford County FFA Soil’s contest.
The district soil juding contest was held in Ashland County on September 28th. The members from the Colonel Crawford FFA chapter that competed for the district rural soil judging contest are, Hannah Yaussy, Wyatt Caldwell, Wes Pollock, and Jesse Sellman. The contestants for the urban soil judging team are Kendra Hudson, Jessica Millenbaugh, Ashley Geiger, and Jessica Lohr. The rural soil judging team placed 9th overall. The urban soil judging team placed 6th overall.
Two members of the Colonel Crawford FFA chapter had competed in the forestry contest at Camp David in Bucyrus on September 14. The chapter was proudly represented by Jesse Sellman with a 6th place and Wes Pollock with a 7th place.