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Northwest Iowa FFA Soils Evaluation


October 29, 2020

Bryce Rasmussen, Eric Mars, Abigail Boardman, and Jack Farquhar.

17 Teams and 66 Individuals competed in the Northwest District FFA Soils Evaluation CDE hosted by Buena Vista University at their new Land Institute facility.

It turned out to be a beautiful day for the teams to be outside evaluating the challenging pits. Teams judged four different pit sites and took an exam about the various aspects of soil evaluation.

Veteran team member, Jack Farquhar, commented that "This was the first time we have judged soils in this area of our district, so it was a little more difficult. Also with the lack of rain, it was harder to do some of the things we no...

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