Western FFA at soil contest

By Karley Cornett –

The Soils CDE is an educational contest designed as a practical method of teaching students to evaluate land and soil and to make decisions when faced with soil-related issues that affect agricultural production and/or urban construction.
On October 2nd, the Western Brown FFA chapter competed in the district 9 soils contest and qualified for the state competition with both rural and urban teams.
In doing so, Carson Eyre placed 4th individually in the rural contest out of 111 competitors and Chance Moore placed 10th in the urban contest out of 78 competitors. The team traveled to London, Ohio this past Saturday for the State Finals.
The rural team placed 10th overall out of 47 teams and the urban team placed 7th overall out of 46 teams.
Although this is Western Brown’s 3rd year in a row qualifying for state, it is the very first time having both teams finish in the top ten. Both teams will be presented with State plaques at this year’s State Convention in Columbus. Special congratulations goes out to Sophomore Alyssa Spears for placing 7th individually out of 165 competitors in the state urban contest.
State team members in order of placing included:
Rural- Shawn Hull- 18, Carson Eyre- 37, Avery Swearingen- 46, Kain Carter-74. Urban- Alyssa Spears- 7, Chance Moore-36, Katie Durbin- 55, Colton Carroll- 59.
Congratulations on another historic season to the Western Brown FFA.