Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On September 12th, the West Holmes FFA Chapter sent 9 members to county soils in Ashland. Members examined soil slope, texture, depth and drainage, as well as the potential farming or building uses for the specified areas. They were tested on their knowledge of how to read a soil survey book and their general knowledge of soil and its characteristics. The chapter had two teams competing in the contest. The Urban team included: Leah Reining, Kyle Mowery, Samantha Kendall, and Emma Stitzlein. The Rural team: Ally Ogi, Cora Crilow, Chloe Shumaker, Amy Hughes, and Abby Waers. Members were able to go and learn a lot of new things about soil that they can use in the future. Thanks to the Ashland and Holmes County Soil and Water Conservation District Staff for making this event possible.