Chadron FFA Range Judgers Place high at State Competition

 Luke Kahl of Chadron FFA is Nebraska State Range Judging State Runner Up! 

The Nebraska State Range judging competition was held Wednesday near Valentine. Teams from all across the state competed in the areas of range site evaluation, identifying and classifying range plants, calculating stocking rates andt making range management decisions.

In the Senior division Luke Kahl  earned second place out of 123 competitors, making him the highest placing Chadron competitor to date. The Senior team made up of Luke Kahl, Bryson Bickel, Jace Lein and Addie Diers placed a respectable 12th place.

 In Junior competition Cody Kahl had an outstanding day placing 4th as an individual out of 138 competitors. Owen Wess also earned recognition placing in the top 25% of the competition. The Junior team of Cody Kahl, Owen Wess, James Koerber and Jadyn Tidyman placed 11th in the state competition. This year's  teams were made of primarily  underclassmen which holds great promise for the upcoming years.

Mr. Mack