On Thursday, Sept. 22, Miami Trace/Great Oaks FFA took 13 students to be entered in the District 9 FFA Soil Judging competition.
The Soils CDE is an educational activity designed as a practical method of teaching students to evaluate land and soil and to make decisions when faced with soil-related issues that affect agricultural production and/or construction.
The following FFA members competed in the Soils CDE: Blake Bradshaw, Meri Grace Carson, Nick Elrich, Garrett Hagler, Regan Hagler, Rebecca Heckathorn, Gretchen Ivers, Chloe Lambert, JM Perrill, Todd Peterson, Trevor Pursell, Andria Robinson, and Aubrey Schwartz . These students were divided into two teams competing in either Ag Soils and Urban Soils.
The Ag Soils team placed seventh in the district and the Urban Soils team placed 11th in the district. Garrett Hagler was the top individual from Miami Trace, placing fourth overall in the Ag Soils contest.
All of these students walked away with a better understanding of soil components and the issues that arise pertaining to land use.