The Mead FFA Chapter recently traveled to Wahoo to compete in land judging. The event was coordinated by Desirae Tepoel from Lower Platte North NRD. 147 area Agricultural Education students, making up 40 teams, participated in the event.
In land judging, a student must determine the depth of a soil’s topsoil and subsoil. They must also calculate erosion, slope, permeability and surface texture of the soil. After deciding the soil’s characteristics, a student must determine the land capability class of the soil and select recommended land treatments for that particular soil. This is done to four different sections of land.
Leading the way and receiving a purple ribbon for the Mead FFA Chapter was Riley Mayfield who placed 8th overall with a blue ribbon. With this top ten finish, Mayfield qualified for state land judging in Scottsbluff. Caleb Dickes was 9th who also qualified for state with a blue ribbon as well. Mead also had a team that placed 44th overall. At state, Caleb Dickes finished 48th and Riley Mayfield finished 44th.
Also participating for Mead in Wahoo was: Aidan Mongan, Miranda Mueller, Tyler Engle, Marissa Napolitano, Dylan Taylor, Emily Hanson, Maylie Brestel, Ethan Lihs, Dylan Berner, Bradon John, Cloe Huckeby, Chance Anderson, Andres Bagnato, Cassie Tweedy, Cali Carritt Zach Pickworth, JT Haag, and Kjell Tietgen.