Clermont Middle wins 1st place in FFA County Land Evaluation Contest
Middle wins 1st place in FFA County Land Evaluation Contest
grade student Ella Jackson earns highest individual score in the county
Clermont Middle School’s FFA students recently won first
place in the FFA County Land Evaluation Contest, qualifying them to compete for
the state finals in March.
is a contest that brings math and science skills to life,” said Agriscience
Instructor Michael Garner, who serves as the FFA Advisor at Clermont Middle.
“This contest involves many higher order thinking skills as the student has to
evaluate properly and then make connections to the appropriate conservation
part of the contest, team members were required to evaluate soil factors for
its suitability for agricultural use. The factors include soil texture,
permeability, slope, drainage, erosion, depth of rooting and organic matter
content. Students also identified the soil order and made recommendations for
conservation practices. In addition they had to evaluate a land site for
suitability for home construction.
South Lake team had the highest combined score, which also earned them
recognition by the Lake Soil and Water Conservation department.
only did the team earn top scores, but seventh-grader Ella Jackson had the
highest individual score in the county! She has already earned a state title
this year in Citrus Evaluation. “She is a model student who understands what it
means to be prepared,’’ Mr. Garner said.
state finals will be held in Hillsborough County on March 23. Clermont Middle
will compete against other county winners from all over Florida.
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