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Soil Judging

soil judging Wisconsin Soil & Land Judging Contests – FFA and 4-H

Land judging competitions are held every year in many Wisconsin high schools, FFA and 4-H programs.  The official handbook, event guidelines and Scorecards for Wisconsin competitions are provided below. 

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Clockwise from top: FFA students participate in the State Land Judging Contest in Walworth County. FFA participants in the Green County Land Judging Contest watch Brown Swiss cattle change grazing paddocks. FFA students assess the soil pot and soil samples at the Green County Land Judging Contest. FFA students learn about soils at the Green County Land Judging Contest from Jason Thomas, NRCS District Conservationist (left) and Todd Jensen, Green County Conservationist.

Lists of Soil and Land Judging Material

Contact Jennifer Smith, NRCS Wisconsin State Soil Scientist,, (608) 662-4422, for more information.