Whites Creek students outsmart soil, impress everyone
Last week the Whites Creek Future Farmers of America (FFA) participated in the Regional FFA Soil Judging Contest for Middle Tennessee FFA members. What's soil judging you ask? I'll tell you.
It's one of the toughest competitions in FFA. It looks at many aspects of soil and classifies the soil site according to its capabilities for growing crops and possible septic systems. This is the same work a soil scientist would do in the real world. It requires a LOT of math and science.
The Whites Creek FFA came in 21st out of 49 schools in the region. That's an excellent performance, especially when you consider that most teams in this event have been practicing for three or four years.
We are very proud of these young men, not only for their work in the contest, but for helping build the Academy of Alternative Energy, Sustainability and Logistics, as well as the FFA program at Whites Creek.
As FFA says, they're not just the future farmers of America, but also the future biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs, too.