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Banner County takes third at regional, qualifies for state in land judging

 

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The Banner County High School land judging team finished third at the regional last week and will advance to the Oct. 22 state competition in McCook. Pictured, from left, are: Christina Grubbs, Rebecca Brown, Taylor Evans and Paige Cross. Banner County is one of three local teams to qualify for the state competition.

Competing at what the organizing soil scientist deemed a special site, 85 students from across the Panhandle tested their skills in the West Region Land Judging Contest, vying for three team spots at the state contest.

Bayard won the event, while Scottsbluff finished second and Banner County took third place.

"This is one of the best sites for learning I've ever seen," NRCS Soil Scientist Chuck Markley told students just prior to the contest. "I hope you and your instructors can take advantage of all it has to offer."

The contest site north of Chappell enabled students to see four widely va...



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