LINCOLN- Students and instructors from 30 Nebraska FFA chapters met in Tecumseh to compete in State Land Judging Wednesday.

The Nemaha NRD partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to host the annual competition. Land Judging is a high school competition that challenges students to gain a better understanding of soil structure and land evaluation. During the competition, students judge four soil pits using an evaluation card to make assessments on: soil depth, surface texture, permeability, slope, thickness of surface and erosion.

Fullerton High School were crowned the 2019 State Land Judging Team Champions and will advance to the national land judging competition hosted in Oklahoma City May 5-7 next year.