In four pits on the practice site, the students described soils formed in eolian sand, loess, colluvium, and glacial till!
|Gopher Soil Judging - Contest Ready! L-R: Matt Bluhm, Morgan Fabian, Gabe Benitez, Autumn Boxum, Geneva Nunes, Harley Braun, Devon Brodie, Will Effertz.|
|Contest Site east of Norfolk, NE|
|Gabe Benitez ponders soil texture as he looks out across the landscape.|
|Autumn Boxum and Geneva Nunes work on the pit face with other 4-year contestants.|
|Harley Braun and Will Effertz working on texture and color as they wait to rotate back into the pit.|
|Morgan Fabian settles in to some texture samples|
|Devon Brodie working on the pit face|
|Gabe Benitez and Matt Bluhm completing their descriptions on the 3rd contest site.|
|2018 UMN NACTA Soil Judging team post-contest: (L-R): Will Effertz, Morgan Fabian, Matt Bluhm, Geneva Nunes, Devon Brodie (Captain), Autumn Boxum, Harley Braun, Nic Jelinski (Coach)|
The team left Nebraska soon after the contest and arrived home safely to Borlaug Hall around 10:30PM on Friday evening. We won't find out the results until the scores and materials are sent to us, but an excellent educational experience was had by all!