Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter performs well at national event

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The Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter participated in the 63rd annual National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City. The group competed in the nation’s top land judging event at a site near Mustang, Okla.

Members of the Hitchcock-Tulare FFA Chapter tested their individual and team skills against other land and range judging teams from 34 states by evaluating land characteristics like topsoil, subsoil, slope, and plant life. They were also required to recommend treatment to improve the land’s adaptability for certain purposes like producing crops, raising cattle, or building homes.

In Land Judging competition, team placed 7th, with Cooper Gordon placing 12th, Landon Gatzke placing 21st, Trevor Hofer placing 41st, and Tristin Fliehe placing 55th.

In Homesite Evaluation, the team placed 8th. Cooper Gordon placed 19th, Landon Gatzke placed 21st, Trevor Hofer placed 22nd, and Tristin Fliehe placed 39th.

In the Range Judging Contest, the Hitchcock-Tulare Chapter placed 13th. Nicole Hamilton placed 34th, Paige Binger placed 43rd, Heather Barrie placed 44th, and Cassie Binger placed 49th.