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West Carroll takes second at land use competition

SAVANNA – West Carroll FFA Land Use Team members placed second at the Section 1 Land Use Career Development Event Sept. 27 near Baileyville.

West Carroll scored 1,366, behind Pecatonica’s first-place score of 1,380.

Four West Carroll team members placed in the top 10 – Jaycie VanKampen at first with a score of 484; Shane Houzenga in fourth with 450; Ashlynn Williamsen in seventh with 432; and Maddie Meek in eighth with 422.

The team planned to compete Oct. 18 at the State Land Use CDE at Black Hawk East College in Kewanee.

Land use judging includes calculating slope, determining texture and structure, subsoil drainage, surface runoff, soil depth, available water-holding capacity, soil use, and management for homesites and agricultural use.

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