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Mt. Vernon FFA Qualifies for State Soil Judging
Mt. Vernon FFA had two soil judging teams qualify for the state contest to be held Saturday, Oct 13th.  Teams competed in the county contest held in Howard, Ohio on September 25th.  
The Urban team evaluates the properties of the land and makes recommendations for best practices in the areas of buildings, septic systems, lawns and roadways.  At the county contest the team placed 2nd.  At the district contest on October 2nd the team also placed 2nd.
Urban Soils Team in the field. 
 County Urban Soils Team, Front row: Trevor Jobes, Erin Combs, Falon Smith, Myah Moody.  Back Row: Andrew Green, James Frazee, Ryan Tiell, Hannah Henry, Allen Jacobson, Emma Talbott, Lydia Neighbarger, Cade Elllis, Will Laymon, Philip Tyson, Alyse Ladig, Wyatt Kissell
 
The Rural team evaluates the properties of the land and makes recommendations for best practices in the areas of soil erosion, soil compaction, water quality and overall soil health.  At the county contest the team placed 4th and at the district contest they placed 3rd.
 
 County Ag Soils Team
 County Ag Soils Team:  Tartiana Suddreth, Sydney Gallagher, Gavin Burke, Hailey Henry, Erich Rhodeback, Anna Patterson, Isabelle Bobo
 
Representing the chapter at the district level in the Urban contest was Alyse Ladig (4th place individual), Wyatt Kissell (6th place individual), Allen Jacobson and James Frazee.  The DIstrict Ag contest team members included Gavin Burke (3rd place individual), Isabelle Bobo (6th place individual), Anna Patterson and Erich Rhodeback.