UGA Extension Office

Land Judging

What is Land Judging?

Land Judging is preparing youth to protect and improve land through leadership training and a state competition. This program gives youth an appreciation for soil and the opportunity to learn soil structure, power of erosion, classification and proper land treatment.

Land Judging teaches youth how to evaluate soils and understand best land uses in a fun, hand-on environment. Land Judging is all about doing!  Youth determine soil properties by getting their hands dirty.  Students from cities, town and rural areas can enjoy and excel in Land Judging.  A farm background might be helpful, but it certainly isn’t necessary.

Who can participate?

  • Land Judging is open to 5th-12th graders

Practice and Competition

  • Practices will be held weekly preceding the competition
  • State competition will be held in August

More Information

For more information on becoming a part of the Land Judging team, please contact Coach Chris Ritts at or the Coweta County Extension office at 770-254-2620