Monday, November 1, 2010

2010 Land judging contest

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resource Conservation Service hosted the 2010 annual land judging contest for high school students on October 26th at the farm of Ted Craven located in Parrish. Score cards are completed on four different land uses: cropland, pastureland, forest land 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 the selection of suitable home sites. There were eight schools from Walker, Fayette, Winston, Lawrence and Morgan Counties that participated in this year’s contest. We would like to extend a special thanks to Ted Craven for the use of his farm, District Three Commissioner Ben Huggins and his staff for digging the judging pits and to the Walker County Forestry Planning Committee for providing lunch.

Pictured above right: High individual score L-R: Chris Thrasher-Oakman High School Ag teacher, Daniel Goins-NRCS District Conservationist, James Curtis Tingle, Ted Craven-landowner, Dorman Grace-WCSWC District Chairman.

Pictured above left: Oakman High School 1st place L-R: Daniel Goins-NRCS District Conservationist, Chris Thrasher-Oakman High School Ag Teacher, James Curtis Tingle, Seth Cain, Olivia Chambers, Dustin Miles, Ted Craven-landowner, Dorman Grace-WCSWC District Chairman, not pictured Alex Ray.