When competition gets down in the dirt

The national collegiate soils judging competition was held at the UW-Platteville last week, and a team from CALS was in the thick of it.

“They did very well given that it is the first time UW Madison competed at the national level in 20 years,” Alfred Hartemink, associate professor of soil science, who coached the team with graduate student Heather Watson. “We ended 8th out of 23 teams, and were 2nd compared to the teams of our region. Gloria Ambrowiak earned the 12th place, the best of the UW students. Clay Vanderleest was 23rd and Logan Wells was 32nd of the 90 students that competed.”

In Photo: Gloria, Clay, Logan