The Olympia FFA Chapter Land-Use team placed 3rd at the Section 9 FFA Land-Use CDE on September 24th. Cavit Schempp was the high individual on the team and placed 3rd overall. Other team members included Tyler Miller, Bailey Rogers, Rebekah Magee, and Brooke Rogers. FFA members evaluated soil for different characteristics such as soil color, drainage, permeability, texture, structure, and depth. Students also calculated slope and determined how the soil should best be used in a conservation program. Senior, Cavit Schempp said, “Soils judging is a lot of fun and you get out of school for the day. My favorite part is calculating slope. I highly recommend this CDE to any FFA member.” Junior, Rebekah Magee stated, “The Land Use CDE was an amazing experience. I learned a lot about how to calculate different characteristics of soil. l was also able to tell what organic matter was in the soil.” The contest was held at Rooster Heaven Hunt Club north of Forrest, IL.