The Clay County 4-H club from has returned home after participating in the 67th annual National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, OK. The competition is sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts.
Members of the Clay County 4-H tested their individual and team skills against other land and range judging teams from 33 states by evaluating land characteristics such as topsoil texture, subsoil permeability, slope, soil depth, erosion hazard 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 the 4-H Land Judging competition, the Clay County team, consisting of Sadie Murphy, Lillie Triplett, Richy Triplett, and Isaiah Keiffer placed third in the nation overall. Richy Triplett was the sixth place individual in the nation.
In the Homesite Evaluation portion of the competition, these four outstanding individuals also placed third in the nation with Isaiah Keiffer bringing home third place individual honors, as well. These young people are to be commended for the many hours put in practicing and the dedication they have shown.