Special to Iredell Free News
The North Iredell High School FFA Chapter participated in the 68th Annual North Carolina Association Land Judging Career Development Event on Saturday, November 12, in Franklin County.
This event is sponsored by Duke Energy, the Soil Science Society of North Carolina and MVP Southgate.
This event encourages students in grades 6-10 to analyze land characteristics such as soil type, erosion, and drainage to determine the best possible use. Knowledge about soils can be organized and applied in managing farms, fields, and woodlands, developing communities, as well as engineering work.
Students are able to comprehend why soils respond differently to management practices and how soil properties affect crop growth and urban uses.