Soil Judging Team shines in national soil judging competition at Kansas State
Texas Tech University's Soil Judging Team took eighth place at the National Soil Judging Contest held April 7-8 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America, the event included 23 teams from across the nation.
The Red Raiders were led by two individual performances. Of the 92 competitors, David Brockman, a senior from Newcastle, placed seventh; and Trey Roach, a senior from Keller, placed seventeenth.
Additional Tech team members included Delaina Pearson, a junior from Fisherville, Canada; and Morgan Hector, a senior from Lubbock.
"This competition requires highly technical skills that better prepare students for future careers in agronomy and soil science," said David Weindorf, the team's coach and Tech's BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology. "Having Mr. Brockman and Mr. Roach post strong performances in their final year of eligibility was a win for the entire TTU Soils Judging Team, and we congratulate them on four years of dedicated study and preparation."
Bogdan Duda, a Department of Plant and Soil Science doctoral graduate student from Romania also assisted in preparing the team for competition.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Eric Hequet, Department Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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