On September 30, Iroquois FFA members had the opportunity to apply the knowledge they have been learning in their natural resources class to the Land and Homesite Judging contest in Webster, S.D. The purpose of land judging is to teach students about the field of soil science and to apply soil management principals.
The students judge the texture of the soil and determine slope and erosion, permeability and other soil factors.
In the contest, they have to determine how we should utilize the land and what kind of management practices should be used. Homesite judging focuses on how to utilize that land for building homes, lawns and landscapes, septic systems and sewage lagoons.
The Iroquois FFA team placed 4th out of 10 schools present at the contest. Sarah Nelson earned a bronze medal for placing 30th out of 78 students.