FFA Members Compete in Career Development Event


FFA students evaluate texture, color and slope of the soil at the Land Use Career Development Event just outside of Pearl City. Students also evaluated how well the soil drains and other factors that may limit the build of the land. (Picture L to R: Will Anderson, Nick Handfelt, Ava Hahn, John Heller, Tyler Temperly)

On Thursday, September 16, five Galena FFA members competed in the Section 1 Land Use Career Development Event just outside of Pearl City. Team members evaluated the texture, color, and slope of the soil. They did this by looking at a soil profile (the different soil layers) in a pit dug approximately 5.5 feet into a field. With their evaluations they had to determine risk of erosion and preventative measures that can be taken. They also evaluate how well the soil drains and if there are any factors limiting the ability to farm or build on the land. The team also assessed the potential fertilizer needs based on the soil types, past crop, and future crop plans. While the team did not move on to the state competition, Nick Handfelt led the team in scoring.