Recently, the Fredericktown FFA competed in the State Rural Soils Competition in Licking County and the team took 23rd place overall. The Rural Soil Judging Contest is a practical educational activity to teach students to evaluate land for its best safe potential use. Four sites are chosen for pits to show soil conditions that affect rural uses, such as the slope of the land, erosion or the depth of the topsoil, the natural drainage of the soil, all to determine the best land use. Students also have to complete a general knowledge test and a test using the local soil survey book.
Those team members include (LtoR): Cody Sollars, Hunter McVay, Susan Hoeflick and Tyson Armstrong. Tyson placed 22nd overall individually out of 191 individuals. Fredericktown FFA Advisor is Debra Burden.