CCA Soils Team

Claire Bitz, Olivia Miller, Alex Cox and Spencer Schrader hold ribbons after advancing to State Soils at the recent District Soils Competition.

The Clear Creek Amana FFA Soils team of Alex Cox, Claire Bitz, Olivia Miller and Spencer Schrader have qualified to participate at State Soils on Saturday Oct. 9, at Iowa State University.

At the State FFA Soils Career Development Event FFA teams participated in the knowledge and skills in the area of Soils Evaluation. The Soils Evaluation Career Development Event included the evaluation of four soil pits, plus a written exam about soils in Iowa. The score card used to judge the soil pits is divided into five parts: Surface Features, Soil Features – The Profile, Land Capability Classification and Productivity Potential, Evaluation of Management Practices, and Sustainability of Soils for Non-Agricultural Uses.

The Clear Creek Amana FFA Soils team has participated at Quad County Soils Contest put on by the local NRCS offices, and District Soils which is held at the Ag Learning Center in Muscatine. At both the Quad County and District Soils contest the Keota Soil’s team had the top individual soil evaluator, Alex Cox and placed second at Quad County Soils and fifth at Districts as an overall team. The students would like to thank local farmers for allowing the team to take soil samples on their farm.

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