Land Judging Contest Held

The 2022 Green County Land Judging Contest was held Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the Fran and Sandy Donny farm, located on the northside of Monroe along CTH DR. Those participating were FFA students from Blackhawk, Cassville, Cuba City, Dodgeville, Evansville, Fennimore, Juda, Lake Mills, Lancaster, Milton, Monticello, Mount Horeb, Pecatonica, Potosi, Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Seneca, and Shullsburg. There were a total of 135 students.
The students reviewed four soil pits and determined the position in landscape, slope of the field, determined type and degree of erosion or if there is deposition, evaluated soil properties, such as texture, structure, and drainage, estimated slope, ranked land classes, observed soil limitations, checked for invasive species, and recommended conservation practices.
The results are as follows: Top Individual was Alex Roe of Monticello, second place went to Aiden Uppena of Potosi, third was Tyson Gehrke of Fennimore, fourth was Wesley Winch of Fennimore, and firth place went to JP Scanlan of Fennimore. In team results, Fennimore placed first, Monticello second, Potosi third, Cuba City fourth, and Prairie du Chien fifth.
Thank yous go to Rufer and Son for digging the pits for the contest. Jeff Deniger of the Natural Resources Conservation Service was the official judge of the contest. The Monroe Moose Lodge provided lunch for everyone after the contest. And, of course, thank you to Fran and Sandy Donny for agreeing to host the contest.