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Trempealeau County's 43rd Annual
Land Judging Contest Held in Independence

 

The Trempealeau County 43rd Annual Land Judging Contest was held on Thursday, May 10th, 2018. This year's contest was held on the William Maliszewski Farm located in the Town of Burnside. Nearly 80 students participated in this year's event, making it one of the largest contests to date. Schools participating were Arcadia, Blair-Taylor, Eleva-Strum, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, Independence and Whitehall.

Senior Division, Team Event
Senior Team
1st Place Senior Division Team Left to Right:
Kathy Zeglin - Environment and Land Use Committee
Tristan Weihrouch, Derek Konkel, Noah Schank, Nolan Niemerovitch
Beth Killian - Environment and Land Use Committee
Place School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Arcadia #3 Kevin Whalen & Steve Schank 839
2nd Arcadia #4 Kevin Whalen & Steve Schank 768
3rd Eleva Strum Cera Eberhardt 695
4th Blair-Taylor Melissa Massman 626

 

 

Junior Division, Team Event

junior team

1st Place Junior Division Team Left to Right
Kathy Zeglin - Environment and Land Use Committee
Emily Marsolek, Sami Huff, Kendra Goplin, Heather Reinhart
Beth Killian - Environment and Land Use Committee

Place School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Whitehall Melinda Goplin 748
2nd G-E-T Kent Haake 689
3rd Independence Jason Hovell 673
4th Arcadia #1 Kevin Whalen & Steve Schank 640

 

 

Senior Division, Individual Event

senior individual

Senior Division Individuals Left to Right
Samuel Olson, Noah Schank, Nolan Niemerovitch
Place Individual School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Nolan Niemerovitch Arcadia Kevin Whalen &
Steve Schank
292
2nd Noah Schank Arcadia Kevin Whalen &
Steve Schank
289
3rd Samuel Olson Arcadia Kevin Whalen &
Steve Schank
277

 

 

Junior Division, Individual Event

Junior individual

Junior Division Individuals Left to Right
Emily Marsolek, Jerako Curtis, Ryan Stein
Place Individual School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Ryan Stein G-E-T Kent Haake 275
2nd Jerako Curtis Whitehall Melinda Goplin 272
3rd Emily Marsolek Whitehall Melinda Goplin 265

 

Plaques were presented in each division to the top Trempealeau County School and to the top Trempealeau County students with the three highest individual scores.

The Land Judging Contest is sponsored annually by the Trempealeau County Environment and Land Use Committee. Donna Ferren Guy and Mike England, Soil Scientists with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, were the official judges.

Participants in the Land Judging Contest had to examine soil from four pits. The characteristics of topsoil and subsoil had to be recognized. The texture, structure, depth, slope and drainage of the soil had to be determined. The fertilizer and lime requirements, based on the soil test for each pit, had to be judged. Contestants were also required to identify soil erosion and other limitations of the soil. They also classified the soil site according to its capabilities and recommended the correct farm management and conservation practices for the soil site.

 

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