Van Buren High School Soil Judging Team competes in Oklahoma

By | May 9, 2019 10:51 am

L-R: Jacob Guy, Chloe Ragland, Mr. Smith (advisor), Aleysah Dyer, and Matthew Brock.

More than 700 4-H and FFA members from 34 states recently competed in the 68th annual National Land and Range Judging Contest. After two days of practice at designated sites, in Oklahoma City, the contest was held on Cheyenne and Arapoho Tribe Land, in Concho, Oklahoma.

National championship trophies were awarded at the National Cowboy and  Western Heritage Museum, in Oklahoma City, to team and individual winners in each category of competition: land judging, range judging, and homesite evaluation. Each category included FFA and 4-H awards.

The Tennessee state runner up team from Van Buren FFA placed 63rd out of the 102 land judging teams competing.  There are a total of 8,630 FFA chapters throughout the United States.

The Van Buren team would like to thank their sponsors for helping make this experience possible: Van Buren County Board of Education, Tennessee Farm Bureau,  The Winner’s Choice Car Wash, Tennessee Farmer’s Co-op, Dr. Pepper, Van Buren Soil Conservation District, Acument Global Technologies, Ben Lomand, Redbridge, Citizen’s Tri County Bank, Piney Creek Realty and Auctions, Caney Fork Electric, State Senator Janice Bowling, U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Dr. Marie Terkelsen, and Conrad Santiago.

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