More than 700 4-H and FFA students from over 30 states competed in the recent 67th National Land and Range Judging Contest hosted by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. After two days of practice at sites in Oklahoma City, the contest was held outside of El Reno, Oklahoma at the El Reno Correctional Institute Farm.

National championship trophies were awarded at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to team and individual winners in each category of competition: land judging, range judging and homesite evaluation. Each category included FFA and 4-H awards.

The national team championship trophies in land judging were awarded to the Gunter, Texas FFA Chapter and the Barbour County, West Virginia 4-H Club. National individual championship trophies in land judging were awarded to Dylan Taylor of the Sonora, Texas FFA Chapter and Luke Farnsworth of the Barbour County, West Virginia 4-H Club.

The national team championship trophies in range judging were awarded to the Hondo, Texas FFA Chapter and the Meade County, South Dakota 4-H Club. National individual championship trophies in range judging were awarded to Preston Twilligear of the Hondo, Texas FFA Chapter and Ryan Wilen of the Meade County, South Dakota 4-H Club.

The national team championship trophies for homesite evaluation were awarded to the Hico, Texas FFA Chapter and the Wessington Spring, South Dakota 4-H Club. National individual championship trophies for homesite evaluation were awarded to Devin Gonzales of the Hondo, Texas FFA Chapter and Katelyn Winber of the McCook County, South Dakota 4-H Club.

In the adult category, John Smith of New Martinsville, West Virginia, won both the land judging contest and the homesite evaluation contest. Terry Baize of Hamilton, Texas, won the range judging contest.

Complete contest results can be found at www.judgingcard.com.

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