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The 2019 Farm Progress Show will host a competitive soil judging contest for Illinois and Indiana FFA chapters at its show site near Decatur, IL. The contest will be held Tuesday, August 27. The 2019 show dates are August 27, 28 and 29.
Cash Prizes for Each State’s Winners
Farm Credit Mid-America and Farm Credit Illinois are the major sponsors of the contest and provide a total of $2,000 in monetary awards. Winners will be chosen and prizes given for each state, as follows:
Team Awards – for each state
Individual Awards – for each state
Contest officials include Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois Extension and NRCS. The contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, and conclude by mid-day. Teams go through the pits at their own pace. Awards will be presented at 2:00 p.m. All official judges’ decisions are final.
The contest pits will be available for practice purposes on Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29. Official results from Tuesday’s contest will be posted. If a chapter can't participate in the contest, students can benefit from reviewing the pits and judging evaluations.
There is no entry fee in return for chapter advisors’ help to facilitate the contest. Standard show admission is required, $20 for adults, and $10 for ages 13-17.
Contest guidelines vary by state and more details are available in the inviation letters posted below. The latest FFA soils judging guidelines will be followed and the contest will be educational in preparation for other FFA soils contests, held later in the fall.
Download your state’s letter:
Download the Official Registration Form here
Email or mail completed registration form to:
N. Dennis Bowman, CCA CPAgExtension Educator, Commercial Agriculture-Crops
N-307 Turner Hall MC 046
1102 S Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801