In the meadow to the south of Tri-Village Local Schools, Tri-Village FFA members could be found after school. They were judging the soil to practice for the upcoming county, district, and state Urban Land Evaluation Contests. The contest is a Career Development Event, or CDE. These contests and events give FFA members different skills and opportunities that will help prepare them for different careers in agriculture.
The Urban Land Evaluation CDE is to educate and teach students how to evaluate the land to determine the potential use for buildings, houses, and other non-farm uses.
The Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter swept the Darke County Urban Soils contest having the Top 3 teams as well as the Top 8 individuals. The students who competed in Urban Soil Judging were Joshua Hollinger, Tyler Martin, Kara Hollinger, Brittany Brewer, Bailey Towery, Jonathan Crawford, Maddie Downing, Brenden Durst, Joshua Sims, Jared Godown, Austin Moyer, and Michael Marcus. The students did very well at the contest, and the top eight of the Tri-Village Chapter moved on to District Contest.
The District Team Joshua Hollinger, Tyler Martin, Kara Hollinger, Brittany Brewer, Bailey Towery, Jonathan Crawford, Maddie Downing, and Justin Depoy. These students competed in the District Urban Contest on Wednesday, September 28. Tri-Village proved themselves once again, taking second high team and earning a place in the State Contest. The State Contest was on October 9. The team placed 15th out of over 320 FFA Chapters statewide. Congratulations to Tyler Martin, Joshua Hollinger, Kara Hollinger, and Brittany Brewer for their achievements.
The The Tri-Village MVCTC FFA would like to formally thank the Village of New Madison for allowing the chapter to dig practice soil pits in the field behind the school. Your support is very appreciated. Tri-Village FFA is a satellite program of Miami Valley Career Technology Center. Pictured Above (From left to right): State Urban Land Team: Kara Hollinger, Josh Hollinger, Tyler Martin, and Brittany Brewer.