Independence FFA Soils Evaluation Team Competes at Districts

The Independence FFA Soils Evaluation team competed at the FFA District Soils Evaluation CDE (Career Development Event) on September 25th at Hawkeye Community College. The chapter took one team and placed 4th. Team member Megan Corkery placed 1st individulay.

The competition includes a written exam along with the judging of four soils pits. To be successful, students must possess a strong understanding of soil characteristics, landscape positions, agricultural use recommendations and soil formation. The competition also tests knowledge related to conservation practices, soil texture, and factors influencing basements and septic tank installation. Congratulations to these Independence FFA members for their outstanding achievement!


FFA District Soils Team

Independence FFA Soils Evaluation team members (L to R): Sydney Graham, Grant Toale, Jaimee Rowland, and Megan Corkery.


Jaimee Rowland
Independence FFA Reporter