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FFA teams compete at Land Evaluation CDE


October 17, 2019

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Over 130 FFA student members investigate soil and crop residue on the Richardson Family Farm during a recent Land Evaluation Career Development Event held in Pomeroy at the end of September.

POMEROY–Dayton and District VI–FFA chapters hosted a Land Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) in Garfield County sponsored by Pomeroy Grain Growers and Farm & Home Supply on September 25. Over 130 students making up 27 teams competed at the event near Pomeroy, Wash.

The Soils and Land Evaluation CDE helps students gain an understanding of the most basic need for all agricultural pursuits, healthy land on which to grow crops or raise livestock. Participants identify and evaluate soil samples for various indicators, grade plots of land for slope and drainage, and work to determine what type of activity the land would be best suited for. Teams from across Washington State competed, and Garfield Palouse was the winning team for the event.

Additional appreciation goes to Pomeroy Conservation District and Richardson Family Farms for helping put on the contest.


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