Members of the Marion/ Florence FFA participated in three organizational events over the past two weeks.
Greenhand conference?Sixteen members attended the South Central Dis?trict Greenhand Conference Sept. 23 at Buhler.
More than 500 first-year members from 25 chapters participated in the leadership event. SCD state officers, along with the national FFA Secretary Kalie Hale, helped to conduct the conference, which focused on opportunities in FFA and motivating students to become involved in the organization.
Participants competed in an FFA information contest by taking a test over FFA information and history.
Cade Harms from Marion placed fourth overall, Taylor May fifth, Aidan Cairns seventh and Ezra Darnall 10th.
Other students attending from Marion were Noah Albin, Garrett Alleven, Nathan Baldwin, Austin Cogdill, Peyton Heidebrecht, Jeremy Hett, Daniel Hinton, William Holt, Joseph Legg, Krisde Robinson, Seth Savage and Bryce Shults.
District land judging?Marion/Florence FFA placed third at the SCD land judging contest Oct. 2. The contest was hosted by the Centre FFA chapter and Marion County Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Nick Meyer placed fourth and Clint Kroupa eighth individually for Marion.
Contestants were required to evaluate six soil sites for properties such as depth, texture, permeability, erosion, slope, surface runoff and potential for flooding. Students classified each site into a capability class and recom?mended vegetative and mechanical treatments based on the best use for the soil. Two of the sites were also evaluated for their suitability as a home site.
Morgan Wheeler, Alicia Maloney and Caitlyn Maloney also competed for Marion.
State land judging?The Marion/Florence FFA Chap?ter placed second at the South Central Area State land judging contest Oct. 5.
The contest was hosted by the Fairfield FFA chapter in Reno County.
Nick Meyer placed first and Alicia Maloney placed fifth individually for Marion. Clint Kroupa and Caitlyn Maloney also competed for Marion.