Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2011 Walker County Land Judging

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resources Conservation Service hosted the 2011 annual land judging contest for high school students on October 25th at the farm of Daniel Tubbs, located in Oakman. 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 five schools from Walker and Morgan Counties that participated in this year's contest. We would like to extend a special thanks to Daniel Tubbs 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 to the right is Curry High School who placed 1st in the contest.

Pictured to the left is Oakman High School who placed 2nd in the contest.

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