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    Louisa-Muscatine FFA places third in District Soil Judging

    Louisa-Muscatine Community School District (LMCSD)
    Louisa-Muscatine Community School District (LMCSD)
    Louisa-Muscatine Schools is located along the Mississippi River south of Muscatine, Iowa. Our school name comes from being part of Louisa and Muscatine counties. Included in our district are the communities of Grandview, Letts, Fruitland, Cranston, and Muscatine. With this population base, our school district has approximately 1,100 students. Information about the city of Muscatine can be found by clicking here. The Louisa-Muscatine district encompasses a harmonious blend of farm land, industry, business and growing residential areas. Although located in a tranquil, rural setting, we have quick access to many cultural centers and events in neighboring cities such as Iowa City, Davenport-Rock Island, Muscatine, Chicago, St. Louis, and Cedar Rapids. With our close location to larger cities and closeness to the recreational aspects of the Mississippi, Iowa and Cedar Rivers, our growing rural community benefits from its location, its resources, and its common-sense people.

    Muscatine Living

    LETTS, Iowa–The Louisa-Muscatine soil judging team, consisting of Jake Schlutz, Emmy Fuller, Nathan Whittaker, Cami Shoultz, Mogan Nowak, and Ty Slater, placed first overall at the South Sub-Districts soils evaluation contest held in Louisa County on Oct. 1. Jake earned top place overall individual out of 80 students for the sub-district event, Nathan placed second, Cami placed 5th, Emmy Fuller placed 6th, Morgan placed 7th, and Ty placed 22nd.

    The team then moved onto the Southeast District FFA soils evaluation contest where they placed third overall as a team. This contest took place in Muscatine Oct. 5-6. The top five teams qualified for the State FFA soil judging contest at Iowa State University in the spring of 2021. In the contests, students had to identify soil landscape positions, horizons, textures, structures, and colors. Based on the characteristics of the soil, they made recommendations on how to manage the soil agriculture and building purposes.

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