Tuesday, November 3, 2009
2009 Walker County annual land judging contest
The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resource Conservation Service hosted the annual land judging contest for high school students on October 27th at the farm of Gene Berry located in Curry. Score cards are completed on four different land uses: cropland, pastureland, forestland and home sites. This event is designed to help the students learn more about land, soil types and capabilities, methods of soil conservation, treatments to obtain higher crop production and selection of suitable home sites. Curry High School finished 1st, Oakman High School finished 2nd and Parrish High School finished 3rd.
The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to give special thanks to Gene Berry for the use of his farm, equipment and time. We would also like to thank District One Commissioner, Dual Tubbs and his staff for digging the judging pits.
Pictured 1st place L-R: Gene Berry-landowner, Amber Johnson-NRCS District Conservationist, Cody King, Riley Goforth, Lane Keeton, Jamie Campbell, Chris McCullar-Curry High School Ag teacher.
Pictured is highest individual score L-R: Gene Berry-landowner, Amber Johnson-NRCS District Conservationist, Riley Goforth, Chris McCullar-Curry High School Ag teacher.
Posted by Katherine Patton at 12:55 PM