Submitted by Nathanael Brinkman and Denny Voyles
The Cedar Key FFA chapters attended the Tri-County FFA land judging contest last Friday.
The contest , which rotates to a new site each year, was held in Gilchrist County this year. About 11 FFA chapters attended the event from three counties - Levy,Gilchrist and Dixie - but after weeks of practice, our teams came home with some impressive results. Cheyenne Clanton scored high honors in the competetion, returning to Cedar Key with the first place ribbon for individual high score.
The Junior Chapter - comprising of Cheyenne Clanton, Taylor Davison, Marissa Hand and Michael Shewey - placed second as a team, in the middle school division. The Senior Chapter placed third in the high school division and comprised of Lauren Bartholemy, Mady Riley, Jake Marrall and Tyler Anderson.
The FFA land judging contest consists of evaluating the entire soil profile based on physical characteristics. The members then make recommendations on farming and homesite capabilities or limitations.