Soil Vols Finish in Top 5 in Nation

The University of Tennessee soil judging team (SOIL VOLS) finished in 5th place in the National soil judging contest held in Springfield Missouri April 1 and 3rd. Twenty-three teams competed from all seven regions in the USA. Team members were Brian Lester, Stephen Holland, Brent Worley, James Hartsig, Kyley Dickson and Kinder Tuckwiller. The SOIL VOLS qualified by placing 2nd in the Southeastern Region last October.
Kansas State University placed first followed by Purdue University, West Virginia University, University of Maryland and University of Tennessee. The top five universities received trophies with the national champion traveling trophy remaining at Kansas State University. A complete listing of participants and their placing is listed below.

The team was coached by Ryan Blair and Dr. Tom Ammons. Special thanks for the support from the Plant, Soil and Environmental Science Club, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, and The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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