On Thursday, May 4th, the Oklahoma County Conservation District in Oklahoma City hosted the 2017 National 4-H and FFA Land, Range and Homesite Judging Contests. Florida was represented by your state winning Florida FFA Association team in the FFA division, with some outstanding results from a chapter who has yet to disappoint on the national level.
Your state champion team, from Kathleen Senior FFA in Polk County, made up of Autumn Jackson, Amber Hanna, Lauryn Garner and Blair Buchanon, competed in the national land judging contest in the FFA division. Overall, they placed SIXTH in the national as a team, with 92 teams competing. Individually, Jackson placed 16th overall and Hanna was 29th overall, and all four team members placed within the top half individually in the contest. The team is supported by advisors Kyle Carlton, Keitha Hall and Erica Morse, along with the Kathleen FFA Alumni. Definitely one of the best finishes ever by a Florida team in this event!
Congratulations to Kathleen FFA on yet another outstanding finish. Land judging is an event that tests the soil evaluation skills of participants, where they observe characteristics of soil such as its surface texture, depth of soil, slope, erosion, permeability and surface runoff. For full results, visit www.judgingcard.com/Results/Events.aspx?ID=8180.
(Photo from the Florida FFA Foundation Facebook Page)