Monday, December 3, 2012

2012 land judging

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Natural Resource Conservation Service hosted the 2012 annual land judging contest for high school students on October 30th on the property owned by Sam Murphy located in Jasper. 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, Marion and Lawrence Counties that participated in this year’s contest. We would like to extend a special thanks to Sam Murphy for the use of his property, District One Commissioner Dual Tubbs and his staff for digging the judging pits and to the Walker County Forestry Planning Committee for providing lunch. Pictured at the top is Curry High School which placed 1st, pictured in the center is Parrish High School which placed 2nd, pictured at the bottom is Gage Colburn of Curry High School who was the high individual scorer.