Land Judging

 What BEAUTIFUL soil


The next Land Judging Event will take be determined

In 1989 the legislature designated Myakka fine sand as the official state soil. Myakka soil, which is unique to Florida, occurs in more than one-and-a-half million acres of flat woods, making it the single most extensive soil in the state. Soil conservation is very important in Florida, where agriculture is a significant industry.

The LAND JUDGING is a 4H and FFA contest in which High School students and Middle School students observe and interpret the soils in order to make wise land use decisions. Students can compete at the county, state and national levels as they advance.


The 2017/2018 Land Judging Event will be hosted by the:




We would like to invite your FFA or 4H Chapter to participate in the  Land Judging Contest. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Registration and Pre-contest rules:  8:30 9:30 a.m.

Travel to judging site and Contest:  9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Soil judging review and questions: 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Awards: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


For more information, you may contact the JACKSON SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT at (850) 718-6357 and let us know of your intentions to participate. We will contact the appropriate entity to make certain that you get qualified.

Hope to See You THERE!!!

For more information on Land Judging, check out the Florida Land Judging website.




Also, check out the USDA Web Soil's pretty cool!