Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Home on the range


Tonia Copeland

Banner County's Bailee Underhill studies a particular plant during the area FFA range judging competition. Underhill placed 12th in the field of more than 100 competitors and her team, the Wildcats, finished in fifth place overall.

More than 115 students from 10 area high schools roamed the range two miles north of Dix on Wednesday, Sept. 14, to gain real world experience on the range.

These students were invited to judge rangeland, owned by Robert Lee, for the area FFA Range Judging competition, sponsored by the South Platte Natural Resources District, North Platte Natural Resources District, Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension.

Participating high schools include Banner County, Bridgeport, Chadron, Creek Valley,...

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