COVINGTON — Throughout the months of September and October, the Covington FFA chapter had students compete in the soil judging career development event. Two teams competed in the Miami County contest and did very well. The top eight students in each division moved onto the district level of competition, competing against seven surrounding counties and all their FFA chapters.
In the Rural division, students work to evaluate the property for farming and agricultural practices. Students on this team placed 22nd as a team and high team member was Matthew Kuether who placed 22nd as an individual. Other team members included Brenna Miller, Brock Barga, Kleyton Maschino and Parker Lucas.
In the Urban division, students evaluate properties for home development and lawns and landscaping care. Bryan Miller won the District competition and the team placed fifth, qualifying to move on to the state competition. Other team members were Lindsey Kimmel, Katelyn Staudt, Tom Kuether and Hanna Shafer.
At the state contest on Oct. 8, Bryan Miller, Tom Kuether, Matthew Kuether and Lindsey Kimmel competed in Franklin County. The team did very well, placing 18th in the entire state and Tom Kuether placed 22nd as an individual.