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 second in the contest with team members Ava Barber, Emily Caldwell and Aryanna Burress all eighth graders at Northview Junior Academy. As individuals, Ava placed third high, Emily placed fourth high and Aryanna placed ninth high in the contest.
At the Senior Level, Sevier County was represented by Abigayle Chapman, Savannah Hall, Emily Stinnett and Katlyn Hurst all ninth graders at Northview Academy.
Thanks to Buddy Crass, Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Northview Academy for coaching these teams.
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.