Soil Judging Contest

The Soil Judging Contest provides high school students with an awareness of the common characteristics of soil, how these characteristics affect selected uses of the soil, and how some land uses may be ‘judged’ to be better than others based on soil features.  The primary goal of this program is to provide students with a team-based educational opportunity to learn about soils and to test their understanding; the competitive aspect of the contest is secondary.  The Soil Judging Contest is open to teams in grades 9 through 12, and home schooled students of comparable scholastic achievement.  This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts, Society of Soil Scientists of Northern New England, and Strafford County Conservation District.  Coordination and staffing of the event is made possible by the participation of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, County Conservation Districts, UNH Agricultural Experiment Station, and natural resource professionals from the private sector who generously volunteer their time.


2019 Soil Judging Contest

October 3rd, at the UNH Kingman Farm in Madbury, NH

Please register your teams by September 27, 2019 by using this form

Click here for the Soil Judging Manual

Judging score sheet