Invitational Soils Judging Dates for 2018 (Note some dates are from 2017 and will be updated as notified)
Sponsor Date
Beginning Masters Soils Workshop - Southern Wells FFA. Wells County 1000S 100W - 1 mile south & 2 miles east of SWHS. 9 a.m. - noon (work at own speed). Open to students and teachers. For questions, contact Steve Stauffer or cell: 260-307-6151. August 25, 2018
Washington County Soils Invitational - Registration at contest site. $5/individual. Teams interested in participating in the contest will need to RSVP to the Washington County SWCD office by noon August 25th.  Site location will be sent out on Friday, August 25th.  Registration will be held from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM.  The contest will begin at 8:45 AM.  To RSVP, call the Wash Co SWCD at (812) 883-3704 ext. 3 or email For information contact Jill Roll - Washington County SWCD, Salem, IN <> or cell (812) 620-0066. August 26, 2017
Farm Progress Show Soils Invitational - Farm Progress Show, Decatur, IL. For more information and to register contact: N. Dennis Bowman, Extension Educator, N-307 Turner Hall MC 046, 1102 S Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. ( 217) 244-0851 or
Only the first 25 FFA teams that respond to this invitation by August 14, 2017 will compete. Only one team per chapter may register and each team may have no more than four participating students.
August 29, 2017
Southeastern Indiana Soils Invitational - Decatur County. Registration online by August 29th at and directions to the contest site will be emailed to those registered the day of the contest.Contest starts at 5:30 p.m. $4 per individual or $15 per team. For questions, contact Scott Johnson August 30, 2017
Harrison County Soils - northern Harrison County.  Registration 5:00 pm-5:30 pm. Contest will start at 5:30 pm. (Fast Time).  Entry Fee: No charge, no trophies. Please contact by 8/30 to let know how many judgers to expect.  Contact Archie Sauerheber at (812) 347-1759 or September 6, 2017
Rural America Farm and Garden Expo Soils Contest - Jay County Fairgrounds. Free admission to students. For more information, contact Cody Linville September 9, 2017
Vincennes University - (Co-Sponsor Purdue University). Contest at Knox County. Cost $3.00 per contestant due at registration (checks payable to Vincennes University).  No charge for coaches. Email expected attendance numbers. For more information contact Charles W. Mansfield at (812) 888-5131 or (812) 888-4311 or September 8, 2018
Argos - For more information contact Mallarie Stookey at or (574) 265-4959. None in 2017
Dubois County Soils - Judi Brown; Dubois County SWCD; 1486 Executive Blvd. Suite A Jasper IN 47546 Phone: (812) 482-1171 Ext. 3 Fax: (812) 482-9601 Email: September 12, 2017
LaPorte County - Parker Farm, 2602 E. SR 4, LaPorte, IN 46350. Registration 9-9:30 a.m. Entry fee $5/person. RSVP to Rob Walker, LaPorte H.S. or cell 219-608-5758. September 15, 2017
Purdue University – IAAE-PU and Agronomy Club.  Richard Lugar Forestry Farm 555 N Sharon Chapel Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906.  Registration 8:00-11:00 a.m.  Entry fee is $4/person. WE WILL HAVE SCANTRONS!!! BRING A #2 PENCIL. Make check payable to "Purdue Invitational Soil Judging Contest." September 16, 2017 (morning)
Tippecanoe Valley - Practice only! No contest September 15, 2018
Attica - Registration 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. at contest site for 9:00 a.m. start. The contest will consist of four pits - two agricultural and two homesite. Pre-register by September 18th by emailing Macon Beck at Cost is $4/person. Maps will be emailed the week of the contest. September 23, 2017 (morning)
Tri-County/Benton Central - Registration from 1:30 to 3:30 pm EST. PURDUE FORMAT. Start at site #1 and work your way through at your own pace. There will be four sites (2 ag, 2 homesite). We will have scantrons. Bring a #2 pencil. Critique sheets will be available after completing the sites and results will be emailed out the following week. Contest site is 2525 North 925 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Registration $3 per person. Junior high, high school and advisor divisions. Any Questions call Travis Scherer (Tri-County) at 219-279-2105 ext. 448 September 23, 2017 (afternoon)
Ivy Tech Marion Campus Agriculture program and Eastbrook FFA. Registration at Ivy Tech Conference Center. 8-8:45 a.m. registration. Travel to site with contest start at 9:00 am. Sr and Jr division as well as an advisors division. Cost: $5/person. The contest will be scored using the scantron system. Only #2 pencils can be used to mark their cards. For more information contact Kevin Pluimer (765) 664-1214 ext. 166 or or Tom Daugherty – (765)651-3100 ext. 3414, September 23, 2017
Johnson County - Meet at Indian Creek High School for registration.  Registration 8-8:30 a.m. Will caravan to contest site to start approximately 9 a.m. Entry fee $4/person. For more information, contact Joe Dunn  at (317) 878-2119 or 317-626-1810 or by email at September 30, 2017
North Miami - Registration will be from 8:30-9am. Sadowsky Pasture, 2365 West 900 North Macy, IN 46951. Entry fee of $5.00 per contestant. Divisions will include senior, rookie, and advisor. The contest will be scored using the new state style one sheet scan-tron.  Only #2 pencils can be used to mark their cards. For more information contact Jim Wildermuth at September 30, 2017
State Soils CDE in Knox County, hosted by Vincennes University. For more information see and October 14, 2017