TRI COUNTY AG STUDENTS WIN AREA LAND CONTEST
TRI COUNTY WINS CHAMPIONSHIP AT SOUTHEAST AREA LAND CONTEST
Forty-one Agriculture Education students from Tri County High School competed in the October 7th Southeast Area Land Judging Contest. The competition had thirteen schools participate and was hosted by the Nemaha NRD. There were 208 students competing. The contest site was east of Auburn, NE. Students evaluated four sites for soil factors such as depth, texture, slope, erosion and thickness. The students then determined the land capability class and recommended soil treatments.
The Tri County team of Gavin Weichel, Cole Siems, Brevin Damrow and Landen Chapman won the first place plaque and qualified for the state land judging contest on October 28th in York County. Tri County also finished with the fifth place team. These members were Nicole Vodraska, Gracin Hahn, Evan Quackenbush and Drew Garrison. This team earned the top blue ribbon. The team of John Wehrman, August Gerlach, Hannah Holtmeier and Zach Bergmeyer received the top red ribbon for their 9th place finish. There were 50 teams.
Individually Tri County had three of the top five judgers. Gavin Weichel finished third and medaled. Other purple ribbon winners were 4th Cole Siems and 5th Brevin Damrow. Landen Chapman and Nicole Vodraska claimed 10th and 11th place and were the top blue ribbons. Other blue ribbon winners were Gracin Hahn and Evan Quackenbush. Earning reds were Drew Garrison, John Wehrman, August Gerlach, Hannah Holtmeier, Zach Bergmeier, and Emerson Schultis. Bringing home white ribbons were Logan Larson, Kanin Baker, Dustin Kapke, Nick Loxterkamp, Jonah Schwab, Caden Bales, Kaden Koch, Jack Hopkins, Carter Holtmeier, Colton Placek and Caitlin Franzen. Other Tri County judgers were Mya Maxwell, Kaden Van Winkle, Evelyn Baker, Trevor Johnson, Samuel Wagner, Kinsley Fletcher, Lucas Lewandowski, Braiden Strouf, Emily Thavanet, Cassidy Thavanet, Tayden Gronemeyer, Ellinor Peters, Caden Kapke, Aubrey Sluka, Tyler Houser, Jurgen Baker and Kendra Caudill. The top 41% of the students earned ribbons.