Brookings County Conservation District hosts a land judging school each fall in September for several local schools: Brookings, Deubrook, Elkton, Madison, Oldham-Rutland-Ramona-Nunda, and Sioux Valley.
The ultimate objective in land judging is land classification. Once land is classified, you can make intelligent decisions concerning its use and management. Through practice and field work such as land judging schools, you can learn to observe, measure, and feel the soil properties, interpret these factors, classify a soil, and determine proper soil management.
The local land judging school prepares students to participate in the Area Land Judging Contest. There are 4 Area Land Judging Contests in South Dakota. The top judging teams go on to the National Contest, which is located in Oklahoma City, OK.