The Holcomb FFA traveled to Cimarron Sept. 25 with four students to participate in the state land and homesite evaluation contest.
The purpose of the contest is to evaluate soil based on the characteristics of the soil, texture, depth, slope, permeability, erosion, and use. Once that is evaluated, the ground is classified as farm or pasture ground. The students evaluate the land on four sites to determine if it is suitable for food production, and then on two of the four sites, the students evaluate it to see if it would be a site suitable enough to build a house on.
Holcomb placed third overall out of 12 teams and was awarded a plaque. The team consisted of: Bailey Roberts, ninth high individual; Alexis Lang, 10th high individual; Shiloh Turner; and Katie Southern.
The Holcomb FFA team also traveled to Scott City on Sept. 18, with 10 students participating in the district land and homesite evaluation. Holcomb placed second out of 10 schools. Regan Roth led Holcomb with a third-place finish, and Lang was 10th overall. Other members that competed were Alexis Southern, Katie Southern, Jordan Jarnagin, Maggie Roth, Logan Flores, Zack Owens, Turner and Alexis Hands.