Monday, September 17, 2018

2018 Region V Soil Judging Contest: Arrival in the Little Apple

2018 Regional Soil Judging Team: Top Row (L-R): Morgan Fabian, Autumn Boxum, Geneva Nunes, Will Effertz, Matt Bluhm, Harley Braun. Bottom Row (L-R) Gabe Benitez, Devon Brodie (Captain). 
After a pre-dawn wake up and load-out, the University of Minnesota Soil Judging team left Borlaug Hall at 5:00AM. The team arrived in Manhattan, KS (the Little Apple) around 3:00PM, purchased groceries for the week, and organized equipment. After an excellent dinner provided by our contest hosts, Kansas State University, we were given an area orientation talk by Dr. DeAnn Presley. We are looking forward to the next 3 days of practice in what is looking like some hot weather!

A huge thank to contest organizers Dr. Mickey Ransom, Kim Hay, Dr. DeAnn Presley, and the official judges from USDA-NRCS.

Our week of learning and exploration begins...

Be at one with your soil texture triangles!