Lunch and Awards: Lunch provided by Farm Credit, water for the students donated by Winn Dixie. Graceville Hungry Howies gave us a discount for ordering 30 pizzas from them, and Sweet Beans Coffee House made two large trays of delicious salad.
For 2022 the state contest does not require teams to have participated in a local contest. We went ahead and held ours so the teachers could decide which students to send to state. There were 9 schools from 5 counties, 12 high school teams with 42 students, 8 middle school teams with 28 students totaling 70 students. With 32 adults made up from school personnel, Ag agents, Soil & Water Conservation Districts staff, and Natural Resources Conservation Service staff. 102 peope total. Each county Soil & Water District was in charge of their own awards. Most the of the counties had one team in each category. For a list of winners, please call Peggy Gilley at 850.372.4793.
A HUGE Thank You to all who attended and, to Mr. Scurlock and Cathy Davis for sharing your excellent guidance and knowledge to the new girl that had no idea what Land Judging is. We had a really great morning, lunch and awards!
You may contact your local JACKSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT at (850) 372-4793 to let Peggy Gilley know of your intentions to participate in 2023. She will contact the appropriate entity to make certain that you get qualified.