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National Competition Digs In To Central Oregon Dirt

May 4th, 2011

David Nogueras | April 29, 2011 | Sisters, OR

Today in Central Oregon students from more than 20 universities around the country will be rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty as part of the 51st annual National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest.

This year’s competition is being hosted by Oregon State University’s Cascades Campus. 

Competitors will be racing against the clock to determine the kings and queens of the soil pit.

The head of OSU Cascade’s Natural Resources program seems remarkably relaxed for a guy about to host his first national soil competition.  But then again, most of the heavy lifting is already done, specifically the digging of the 23 soil pits. 

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