Friday, May 16, 2014

Meadowbrook FFA teams compete in Area 3 Envirothon in Coshocton county

TEAM #1  Jessica Oven, Emily Hull, Levi Lynch, & Conner Frame
Recently, 2 teams of Meadowbrook HS FFA students competed in the Area 3 Envirothon, held in Coshocton county this year.   50 teams from 16 eastern Ohio counties competed, answering questions on forestry, water quality, soils, wildlife, and this year's theme - sustainable agriculture.  Both teams did well, placing in the top half of the competition, with team #1 doing especially well at 9th place.

This year, the state envirothon is being hosted by Salt Fork State Park.  The top scoring teams across the state will convene here in Guernsey county June 9-10th, where they will undergo 2 days of rigorous field testing and an oral presentation before a panel of judges.  The top scoring team then moved on to the North American Envirothon to compete with teams from states and provinces across the US and Canada.  

The Envirothon program helps to develop a group of youth who will go on to pursue careers in agriculture, environmental studies, natural sciences, and natural resource management.  Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District is proud to help train these students in the environmental sciences, and to support the Envirothon program with both staff time and funds.  We encourage like minded citizens and businesses to do the same.  If you would like to volunteer to help, call the district for more information.  740-432-5624.
TEAM #2   Olivia Anderson, Zoe Zuress, & Dakota Sayre

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