ST. Paul, Or. – Twenty-two North Clackamas FFA members attended the Mt. hood district soils competition at St. Paul Oregon on October 3rd 2012. The North Clackamas FFA beginning and advanced tem both placed 1st in their divisions.
At the district soils contest, in the beginning division, Laurel Foster placed first. In the advanced individuals Zach Wetzler placed 3rd and Kenzie Marsac placed 1st. Kenzie Marsac was surprised that she placed as well as she did, Kenzie said “wow I really didn’t expect to place 1st and beat Zach, I’m just really glad I beat Zach!”
The purpose of the District soils contest is to evaluate the soil of a certain area, in a soil pit that was dug specifically for the contest. In this contest FFA members evaluate the texture, color, and structure of the soil. Soil texture consists of sand, loam, silt, and clay. The members also have to calculate the slope of the ground that the soil pit has been dug and calculate the drainage feasibility on the back of the soils card. Go to www.NCFFA.theaet.com for more information about the soils competition.