May 5, 2022, 8:00 AM (US Central)
What: The 4H and FFA students match their skills in judging the adaptability of the land for various purposes, including farming, range management and home development. The skills the teens apply at the contest involve principles they can use in career fields such as environmental and agricultural management, natural resource conservation, home building and construction.
Who: In 2019, nearly 700 4-H and FFA students and over 200 coaches from about 34 states competed in the 68th National Land and Range Judging Contest. The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) is the primary host along with 30 additional sponsors.
When: National competition, May 5, 2022 (Practices are scheduled for May 3-4, 2022).
Where: The actual contest site remains a secret until contest day, so no one has an unfair advantage. Each year a different farm, ranch, company or organization or agency hosts the contest site on its land near the Oklahoma City metro area. While practice sites for May 3-4 are known, the site of the national competition will be revealed on the morning of the national competition, May 5. A caravan will gather that morning at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2101 South Meridian Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73108, and be led to the competition site. An awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of May 5 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. We would also like to invite you to cover the awards as well.
For more information, visit www.okcountyconservation.com.