FFA Soil Judging

Capitol FFA Takes First Place in Soil Judging, Raises $1K in ‘Cow Plop’
Posted on 10/10/2023
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Carson High School’s Capitol FFA (Future Farmers of America) team took first place in a statewide soil judging competition in Ely, Nev. earlier this month. The first-place finish qualified the team to participate in the national competition to be held in Oklahoma this coming spring.

Soil judging is a competition where teams compete to determine the quality, water retention, classification and consistency of the soil of a 5-foot-deep hole. During the evaluation, FFA participants determine the soil’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) class based on factors such as depth, texture and permeability. The Carson High students excelled in determining proper maintenance of the land.

Additionally, Capitol FFA hosted its annual ‘Cow Plop’ fundraiser and raised more than $1,000 last week during the Homecoming football game. The event invites donors to buy a square inside of a cow’s pen. Then, if the cow poops on their respective square, the square’s sponsor wins $250.

Chris Nerska’s sponsored square won shortly before halftime, but he decided he would instead donate the money back to the student organization, resulting in an even larger sponsorship contribution.

Carson High School’s Capitol FFA Chapter expresses thanks to all donors and supporters of their students and looks forward to the program’s success for the remainder of the school year.

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From Left to Right: Maximillian Bushey, Eduardo Fonseca, Lauren Davis, Coach Charlie Mann and Tanner McCune.

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CHS Senior Ella Dooley and her cow Jewel during the Capitol FFA Cow Plop.