FFA Members Get Their Hands Dirty at District Soils


“It’s soil, not dirt!” These words could be heard as one passed by a conversation at the Umpqua District Soils Career Development Event. On October 3rd, FFA members from across the district all traveled to Glendale to compete in the CDE. One of the most hands on competition FFA offers, students performed different tests on soil samples that helped analyze the quality and purpose of the land. Sutherlin FFA was well represented, bringing fifty-three members to the contest, and walking away with the opportunity to attend State Soils. As well, both the beginning and advanced teams placed first! Congrats to all! The results are listed below





Advanced team- FIRST!


Beginning team- FIRST!

Individual Placings (for the entire event/all schools):
Advanced - 65 total participants
1) Tristan Vincent
2) Hailee Holder
3) Aisia Carrillo
4) Kyle Davis
5) Tommy Williams
6) Destiny Pedersen
8) Skyler Harrington
10) Elizabeth Bryant


Beginning - 52 total participants
1) Regan Leatherwood
2) Zach Lor
3) Nolan Carson
4) Aysiah Candelaria
5) Sydnee Tilley
6) Carly Sherman
7) Jake Merrifield
8) Hailey Boehm
9) Alyssa McCormick
10) Kiersten Haines