The East Clinton FFA Soils team competed in three contests for the 2019 year.
There were two teams, Urban and Rural, that competed. The teams had to identify different types of soil, evaluate the land and take two written tests.
Taking part in the Rural team was Quinten Tolle, Trenton Garen, Carter Carey, Holly Bernard, Katie Carey, and Maggie Mathews.
The Urban team was Teddy Murphy, Jenna Stanley, Brody Fisher, Ryan Vance, Zach Vest, Emily Sholler, Maddi Davis and Haillie Byrum.
In the first contest — Hardin County Soils — the Rural team was 1st overall where Carter Carey, Katie Carey, Trenton Garen and Quinten Tolle all placed in the top 10. The Urban team placed 8th overall.
The next contest was the District Soils competition, held Oct. 1 in Highland County. Present at the contest were around 150 judgers for Rural as well as Urban.
Both teams had great success. Placing 2nd overall, the Rural team swept the competition with Carter Carey 4th overall, Trenton Garen 5th, Quinten Tolle 6th, Katie Carey 8th and Holly Bernard 11th.
For the Urban team, Teddy Murphy placed 8th, Jenna Stanley 16th, Brody Fisher 17th, Ryan Vance 20th and Zach Vest 23rd.
These placings brought the Urban team to place 4th overall. Both teams qualified for State Soils.
At State, the Rural team placed 8th overall. Carter Carey, the top scorer, placed 16th overall.
The Urban team placed 29th overall. The highest scorer for that team was Teddy Murphy.
The teams would like to thank all the farmers and community members who helped prepare pits for the team to practice.