Mead FFA Competes at District Land Judging
The Mead FFA Chapter recently traveled to ENREC (ARDC) to compete in land judging. The event was coordinated by Desirae TePoel and the Lower Platte North NRD from Wahoo.
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 Mayfild who placed 7th and qualified for State Land Judging. The following members received blues were Caleb Dickes, Grace Popken, Abby Miller, and Lily Gorum. Members that received red ribbons include Meghan Richards, Alex Hannan, Lexi Johnson, Bailey Langemeier, Kaitlyn Hanson, Laura Kuhr, Aiden Mongan, Caleb Lihs, and Emily Hanson. The following members that received white ribbons include Delaney Patocka, Kyla Hrdlicka, Cale Tweedy, Emily Quinn, Tyler Pickworth, Cade Mongan, and Eli Olmstead.
The team that is an alternative to state won a blue ribbon consists of Caleb Dickes, Kyla Hrdlicka, Meghan Richards, and Grace Popken. Another team that received a blue ribbon was Delaney Patocka, Abby Miller, Emily Hanson, Riley Mayfield. The team members that received a red ribbon was Lily Brestel, Lexi Johnson, Aiden Mongan, Cale Tweedy. Another team that received red was Emily Oldenburg, Kaitlyn Hanson, Bailey Langemeier, and Emily Quinn. The team that won a white ribbon consist of Laura Kuhr, Caleb Lihs, Collin Konecky, and Demmy Patocka.