Soils and Rangeland Competitions

What are the Soils and Rangeland Competitions?

Each year, the Nevada FFA hosts the Soils and Range Career Development Events in the fall. Participating students in the Soils Competition evaluate the soil of the location as well as several other tests throughout the day. Students in the Range Competition evaluate the rangeland of a test site through a series of competitive events.

2017 Event Registration

Date: TBD

Location: Northern Zone


Registration due via.


Soils, Homesite and Range Rules

2016 Event Recap

The 2016 Soils/Homesite and Range Events were held in Lincoln County on September 20th. It was a beautiful, sunny day for these two competitions.

Special thank you to:

Soils & Homesite Evaluation - Flatnose Ranch near Pioche for hosting and NRCS soil scientist for officiating.

Rangeland - BLM Caliente office staff and NRCS staff for officiating

Echo Canyon State Park for providing a gathering location.


2016 Range Team Results

  1. Wells FFA
  2. Sierra Nevada FFA
  3. Ruby Mountain FFA

2016 Range High Individuals

  1. Liberty Johnson, Wells FFA
  2. Zalie Peters, Wells FFA
  3. Ian Spratling, Wells FFA

2016 Soils Team Results

  1. Moapa Valley FFA
  2. Virgin Valley FFA
  3. Smoky Valley FFA

2016 Soils High Individuals

  1. Whitney Wickersham, Moapa Valley FFA
  2. Emm Smedley, Moapa Valley FFA
  3. Ryan McMurray, Moapa Valley FFA

2016 Homesite Team Results

  1. Moapa Valley FFA
  2. Smoky Valley FFA
  3. Pahranagat Valley FFA

2016 Homesite High Individuals

  1. Emm Smedley, Moapa Valley FFA
  2. Kaitlyn Utterback, Smoky Valley FFA
  3. Whitney Wickersham, Moapa Valley FFA