Soil Judging Team
Nov. 5, 2008
Soil-judging team wins Southeast Regional competition
MARTIN – The UT-Martin soil-judging team recently claimed first place in the Southeast Regional Soil Judging contest hosted by Virginia Tech and held in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
UT Martin claimed 1,997 points and will be the first Tennessee team to appear on a traveling trophy in the last 12 years of competition. Individually, Lindsey Slaughter, of Lyles, won first place; Kelly Whitson, of Troy, was fourth; Hannah Davis, of Lewisburg, 11th; and Trey Browning, of Dresden, 23rd. Team alternates were Scott Bearden, of Cumberland Furnace, and Wes Rodgers, of Prospect.
As part of the competition, students evaluate soil interpret this information as it relates to agricultural and urban soil qualities. Students spend three days looking at practice sites and the contest is held on the fourth day. Students compete for both individual prizes and a team score.
Nov 5, 2008