EOSC Soils Judging Team places Third at 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Student Judging Conference
Left to right: Kolby Cato, Josh Bolin, Mitchell Magar and Tyler Hyatt.
The Eastern Oklahoma State College soils judging team placed third at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Student Judging Conference on April 12.
“I am very proud of these students,” said Larriann Chambers, EOSC agronomy instructor and soils judging team coach. “They have worked diligently all year for this contest and represented Eastern well.”
Members of Eastern’s team were Mitchell Magar, a sophomore environmental science major from Broken Bow, Okla.; Joshua Bolin, a sophomore agricultural education major from Vian, Okla.; Tyler Hyatt, a freshman forestry major from Tushka, Okla.; and Kolby Cato, a freshman animal science major from Savanna, Okla.
The soils contest in which the EOSC students competed asks the students to analyze soil horizons, including the different textures, structures and for what use the soil would be best suited.
“As agriculture students, soils judging is a great way to put into perspective the importance of soil and its role in agriculture,” Chambers said.
The NACTA Student Judging Conference is hosted each year by a different college or university in the U.S. Students from many agricultural schools around the country compete in contests such as crops judging, soils judging and livestock judging. The 2019 conference was hosted by Murray State University in Murray, Ky.