Kansas FFA Association

Land Judging Career Development Event

  1. FFA members compete as teams only to be eligible for prizes.
  2. Contestants will compete in teams of three. An alternate member of each team is permissible, making a total of four for each team. In this case, the team score will be determined by ratings earned by the three highest scoring members. Four individuals may compete on the National Land Judging Team.
  3. Teams will compete in both Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation. Teams may have the option of judging in just one phase but in this case will not be eligible for the winning team trophy, and the medals given to the high three winning individuals in the activity.
  4. If a school desires to enter a land judging event in an area outside the schools designated district, approval must be granted from the host school. Individuals (and teams) who have competed at the International before cannot represent the district again although they did not win either the land judging or the homesite evaluation or both. Range judging teams may return to the International providing they were not the first place team. The individual who won the high place for range judging may not return although his team did not win.
  5. A school may send as many teams, individual chapter or county composite teams as they want to the district and judging and homesite evaluation event; however, if they win, the same individuals that were on the winning team must represent the district at Oklahoma City.
  6. Team members are eligible to receive "Individual" awards.
  7. Any FFA member not competing on an official team may compete as an individual; however, he or she will not be considered for individual awards.

Team & Individual Awards

  1. Plaque to the top three teams in combined land judging and homesite selection.
  2. Medals to the three high individuals in the combined land judging and homesite selection.

Eligibility for area teams representing Kansas in the National Land Judging

  1. Team members must be eligible for the national competition at the time they win the area event to represent the area in the National Land, Pasture and Range Judging Contest. If the area team winning first place in the state event consists of one or more team members who are ineligible for the national competition, the next place team with all members eligible shall represent the area in the national events.
  2. Any FFA or 4-H contestant who has participated in ANY previous National Land Judging or Homesite Evaluation Events will not be eligible to participate in national events.

The KSU Extension Service provides the judging cards and registration forms needed for all the contestants at a nominal fee. The host teacher will coordinate with their county extension agent who notifies the 4-H contestants