Sunday, October 30, 2011

State Soils: Do You Dig It?

The state officer team had the opportunity to assist with the State Soils Career Development Event yesterday in Martinsville.  As a four year soils judge myself, I was extremely excited to travel to the state contest and to see it from a different perspective.  My teammates and I got to see members and friends from across the state as we spent the day registering enthusiastic teams that had been practicing for months and helping to tabulate scores.  After our day of checking Scantron sheets for computer errors, we were given the opportunity to recognize those teams and individuals who had posted outstanding scores.  The top five teams in the 4-H and FFA divisions qualified for the national competition in Oklahoma City next May.  The first place 4-H team was the Jay County team, and the top FFA team and the highest scoring team overall was the team representing the Southmont FFA chapter.  Full results should be available on the Purdue CDE website within the next two days.  We congratulate all who participated, as even though not everyone came away with a trophy or a plaque, everyone was given the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and have a great time in Martinsville this weekend!

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