Soils Judging

Area Students Participate in Soils Contest

About 35 students competed on September 1 in the Tri-County Soils Judging Contest held recently at Thresherman Park in Boonville. Students from Gibson Southern FFA, Princeton Community High School FFA, Mount Vernon, North Posey, and Gibson Homeschool participated.

In the contest, students test their knowledge of the area soils. Four soil pit holes are dug and questions are answered on the soil profile at each site. Two sites are designated home-sites where the students determine if it would be a good site on which to build a house. The other two holes have questions related to agricultural sites.

Contest winners are determined by the sum of the top four individual scores from each school. North Posey took the honors this year with a score of 1425 (top four students were Jon Wilderman, Zack Goebel, Matt Seib, and Lindsey Koester); second place was Gibson Southern with 1330 (top four were Adrianna Mann, Bryn Wilzbacher, Denver Pohl, and Kiersten Rexing); and Gibson Homeschoolers was in third with a score of 1307 (top four were Colson Doyle, Kate Bloodworth, Phebe Georges, and Karmyn Doyle).

We thank all volunteers for their work during the soils contest! This event is planned and sponsored by the Posey, Gibson, Vanderburgh, and Warrick SWCDs. It rotates through the counties each year. Vanderburgh County will host the 2016 contest.