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Trempealeau County's 42nd Annual
Land Judging Contest Held in Blair

 

The Trempealeau County 42nd Annual Land Judging Contest was held on Friday, May 5th, 2017. This year's contest was held on the Dwight Quarne Farm located in the Town of Preston. Nearly 70 students participated in this year's event. 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
Greg Whalen, Sam Olson, Jacob Sonsalla, Tyler Berg
Beth Killian - Environment and Land Use Committee
Place School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Arcadia #2 Kevin Whalen 761
2nd Arcadia #4 Kevin Shalen 734
3rd G-E-T Kent Haake 695
4th Blair-Taylor Melissa Massman 691

 

 

Junior Division, Team Event

junior team

1st Place Junior Division Team Left to Right
Kathy Zeglin - Environment and Land Use Committee
Noah Schank, Nolan Niemoroczik, Derik Konkel, Mason Bisek
Beth Killian - Environment and Land Use Committee

Place School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Arcadia #1 Kevin Whalen 789
2nd Arcadia #3 Kevin Whalen 745
3rd Independence Jason Hovell 697
4th G-E-T Kent Haake 642

 

 

Senior Division, Individual Event

senior individual

Senior Division Individuals Left to Right
Kathy Zeglin - Environment and Land Use Committee
Lisa Schmidt, Cole Ziegler, Greg Whalen
Beth Killian - Environment and Land Use Committee
Place Individual School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Greg Whalen Arcadia Kent Haake 270
2nd Cole Ziegler G-E-T Kent Haake 263
3rd Lisa Schmidt Independence Jason Hovell 259

 

 

Junior Division, Individual Event

Junior individual

Junior Division Individuals Left to Right
Kathy Zeglin - Environment and Land Use Committee
Nolan Niemoroczik, Ty Schlesser, Noah Schank
Beth Killian - Environment and Land Use Committee
Place Individual School Ag Instructor Total Score
1st Noah Schank Arcadia Kevin Whalen 281
2nd Ty Schlesser Arcadia Kevin Whalen 262
3rd Nolan Niemoroczik Arcadia Kevin Whalen 257

 

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, Soil Scientist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, along with Todd Mau, retired Buffalo County District Conservationist 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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