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Sevier County Fields First Land Judging Team in Over 25 Years

Sevier County Fields First Land Judging Team in Over 25 Years

Sevier County 4-H Land Judging Team Members recently brought home honors in the Eastern Region 4-H Land Judging Contest held at the UT Institute of Agriculture Holston Farms Research Center in Knoxville.

The Sevier County Junior High Team placed third with team members Anthony Jose, Keeara Barbee and Colin Tillman. As individuals, Anthony placed eighth high and Keeara placed ninth high in the contest.

At the Senior Level, Sevier County was represented by William Barbee, Alex Batey, Olivia Browning and Justin Conner.

Thanks to Casey Berg and Dixie Seaton for coaching these teams. This is the first time Sevier County has fielded a team in over 25 years.

In Land Judging, 4-H members learn decision making skills related to soil and water conservation. They learn how to determine the physical characteristics of soil, how to interpret this information for decision making regarding usage and management practices; how to predict limitations and expected crop yields; how soil will affect the quality of ground and surface water and how the soil is adapted to a possible home site.

If you need more information about 4-H, contact Glenn K Turner at 865-453-3695 or like us on Facebook at UT Extension – Sevier County.

Photo: 4-HLand Judging Team Members (front) Keeara Barbee. (back row – left to right) Anthony Jose, William Barbee, Colin Tillman, Olivia Browning, Justin Conner and Alex Batey.

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