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ACHS land judging team headed to OKC nationals

Adair County's Oklahoma City, OK, national competition bound land judging team: Karli Jessie, Rachel Pescosolido, Emily Burton, and Brooklyn Wilson. The team is coached by Mr. Kirby Hancock.
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By Lisa Walker, Senior FFA Reporter
News from the Adair Co. High School Future Farmers of America

The Adair County FFA land judging team qualified for national competition yesterday, Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the state contest held in Hardinsburg, KY.

They received fourth place out of twenty two teams, just missing first place by a few points.

On Wednesday, the team practiced judging on several farms throughout Breckinridge County.

On Thursday, the contest was held on a large farm overlooking the Ohio River.

Each of the 11 FFA regions had sent their top two teams to the competition.
In the contest, students analyze plots of land and core samples of soil to determine the land's class and make recommendations for conservation practices.

The contest is sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Ky Farm Bureau, and Farm Credit Services.

The team has already started making preparations for the national competition to be held in Oklahoma City, OK during the first week of May. The team consists of Karli Jessie, Rachel Pescosolido, Emily Burton, and Brooklyn Wilson and is coached by Mr. Hancock.ACHS land judging team headed to OKC nationals

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ACHS Land Judging team at State Competition

2010-11-05 - Photo by Lisa Walker, Senior FFA Reporter. Breckinridge Co., KY
4th in the State FFA Land Judging Team Members: In order from top to bottom: Emily Burton, Karli Jessie, Brooklyn Wilson, Rachel Pescosolido checking out a new John Deere combine on one of the many farms they visited in Breckinridge County this week.

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ACHS Land judging team at Holt House

2010-11-05 - Photo by Lisa Walker, Senior FFA Reporter. Breckinridge Co., KY
Adair County High School FFA members competed in the state land judging contest near the famous home of Judge Joseph Holt of Breckinridge County which overlooks the Ohio River. Above, from left, are Rachael Pescosolido, Brooklyn Wilson, Karli Jessie, and Emily Burton. Judge Joseph Holt (1807-1894) had a long career in the national spotlight, serving as Secretary of War under President James Buchanan and appointed the nation's first Judge Advocate General by President Abraham Lincoln, a role in which he subsequently presided over the trial of the Lincoln conspirators following the president's assassination. It was a position Judge Holt held until 1875.

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