The annual land judging contest for FFA and 4-H students in Bryan County was held March 26.
Area students judged the soil from four different sites at the land judging contest. Some of the characteristics judged were texture, depth, slope, erosion, permeability and surface runoff as well as recommending land treatments.
The contest was sponsored by the Bryan Conservation District. Forty four FFA students from Bryan County participated in the contest.
Technical assistance was provided by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service personnel Carl Woods, Valerie Hannon, Jordan Green and Brian Ringels, Bryan Conservation District Directors Clay Jones and Sam Smith, OSU Extension Agent Robert Bourne, Bennie Green from Caddo, Bryan Conservation District Equipment Manager William Bow, and Bryan Conservation District Secretary Deborah Brewster.
Team and individual plaques were presented to first and second place team winners and first and second high scoring individuals.
Caddo High School FFA claimed first place. Their team consisted of Bethany Speed, Delanee Henderson, Dawson Tollett and Michael Usrey. The FFA instructor is Donnie Beshear.
Second place team was Bennington High School FFA. Their team consisted of Dillon Clark, Michael Rochelle, Mason Emert and Taylor Dancer. The FFA instructor is Scott Storey.
Dillon Clark from Bennington also placed as the high-scoring individual and Bethany Speed from Caddo placed as the second high scoring individual.
Contestants, FFA leaders and workers were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings after the late-afternoon contest on site of the contest.
The Bryan Conservation District would like to thank all who participated and would like to express a special thanks to Bill and Sandy Casto for allowing participants to use their property for the land judging site. The Bryan Conservation District would also like to extend special thanks to its sponsors, First United Bank, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Farm Credit Services, First Texoma National Bank and Jimmie’s Auto Supply.