Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the State Urban Soils Contest in Licking County. The Urban Soil Judging Contest is an educational activity designed as a practical way to teach students to evaluate land to determine its best potential use for urban, home site, and other nonfarm uses. Four sites are chosen to soil conditions that affect urban uses. Some of the things being judged in the soil pits are slope of the land, flood hazard, soil stability, and depth to bedrock. Students must also take a General Knowledge soils test and complete a test using the provided Soil Survey book.
The team swept 1st place in Ohio!! And they also qualified to compete at the National Soils Competition in Oklahoma City, OK in May. Team members include(LtoR): Holly McClay, Jacob Lotz, Ryan Matthews, and Milan Pozderac.
Overall Milan Pozderac swept 1st place individual out of 184 competitors. Jacob Lotz placed 4th place individual. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.