The Roland-Story Ag I class has been studying about pH — how it is measured and how to correct it if needed. One of the activities that the class participated in was to visit the FFA Community Garden and collect soil samples to analyze for its pH content.

All students had been given instruction on how to properly collect soil and then they return to the class to conduct tests to determine pH content and to determine the primary nutrients.

“This activity was developed so that students would be able to see and use a practical application of learning about pH. With agriculture being the No. 1 industry in the state, there is a definite need to educate students about various career options and what some of the jobs are within that industry,” said agriculture instructor, Brad Taylor.