The Texas A&M University Soil Judging Team represented well at the Region IV Collegiate Soils Judging contest hosted by the University of Arkansas in October. The team placed third overall, and placed 2nd in the pit. They will now advance to the national contest at the Ohio State University in April, 2020.
The team consists of Kade Flynn, a junior Geology major; Nickolas Frisbee, a senior Plant and Environmental Soil Science (PSSC) major; Cody Garcia, a senior PSSC major; Marcus Rose, a senior Forestry major; Ashtyn Stufflebeam, a senior PSSC major. They are coached by Nicole Shigley, a Master of Science student in Soil Science under the supervision of Dr. Peyton Smith.
Individually, the Aggies also represented well with Flynn claiming 4th place individual and Garcia placing 7th out of the 33 students in the contest.
“I am so proud of how these students did, and I cannot wait for the next round!” said Coach Shigley.
The top two teams in this contest were Oklahoma State University (1st) and Texas Tech University (2nd).