The Lakeview FFA Chapter hosted and competed in the District Soils Judging Competition on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Trevor Schultze, Randy Wood, Reed Christensen, Jordan Young, Rachel Cahill, Emily Philibert, Annette Harlan, Miller Cyr and Connor Thomas took home the fourth place banner.
On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Lakeview FFA chapter hosted the district soil judging competition. Teams from Bonanza, Lost River, Rogue River and Henley all made the trek over the hill to join Lakeview on Westside for the competition.
Competitors started by judging a practice pit and going over the results together. After that, all the competitors were split into three different groups to start judging. Each group was taken to a soil pit and got 30 minutes to judge four horizons of soil and answer many questions ranging from the makeup of the soil to which crops will grow best in that soil.
After each group judged all three soil pits, everyone loaded back up on the minibuses and drove down the road to eat chili dogs and socialize with all the chapters while the score cards were being finalized.
At the end of the day, Lakeview’s beginning team, consisting of Trevor Schulze, Randy Wood, Reed Christensen, Jordan Young, Annette Harlan, Miller Cyr, Connor Thomas, Rachel Cahill, and Emily Philibert, took home a green banner in 4th place!
The Lakeview FFA Chapter appreciates Hannah Cremin for donating the land the pits were dug on, Lakeview Water Users for digging the soil pits, and Katie Chambers and Braden Pitcher from the NRCS for taking the entire day to prepare the pits and give the official results.