North Union FFA Captures District Crown in Urban Soils Career Development Event

The North Union FFA Chapter has yet again made a great triumph in the FFA Soils Career Development Event. Along with the Urban Soils CDE team, the North Union FFA had a Rural Soils team. The teams placed 1st and 12th respectfully in the District Six FFA Soils CDE. The Urban Soils team placed first out of 22 teams and the Rural team placed 12th out of 25 teams. The Urban and Rural Soils Career Development Events educate FFA members on how soil is evaluated for crop production and house development. FFA members evaluate the soil and determine the grade and its best potential use. The FFA members measure the slope, erosion, depth of topsoil, texture of surface soil, depth of soil, natural drainage, class of the soil, land class determination, best land use determination, and recommended conservation practices of the soil.

The Urban Soils team consisted of Claire Wolfe, Madison Shawver, Mikaela Ramsey, and Kelsea Marvin. The Rural team consisted of Mike Plotner, Taylor Bahan, Cole Krawczyk, and Nick Hamilton. The Urban Soils team advanced to the State contest held on October 11th.