State FFA Range Judging

The Carrington FFA Chapter competed in the State FFA Range Judging contest on Thursday, September 24, in Center.  The team consisting of Elizabeth Lee, Trapper Depew, Lea Mittleider, Auna Kubal, and Kyle Johnson placed 5th, earning a gold team award.  The team consisting of Trisa Lesmann, Wyatt Neuman, Ian Johnston, and Joe Lindberg placed 11th, earning a silver team award.   Individually, Depew and Johnson earned gold awards.  Elizabeth Lee, Auna Kubal, Lea Mittleider, Trisa Lesmann, and Joe Lindberg earned silver awards.  Wyatt Neuman and Ian Johnston earned bronze awards.  The Range Judging event consists of identifying grasses, forbs, and shrubs common in North Dakota Rangelands and knowing the characteristics of each plant.  The participants also evaluate three sites and recommend improvements for the sites for upland birds and livestock.