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Local students participated in Green Co. Land Judging contest
The Monroe FFA team placed fourth at the 2013 Green County Land Judging Contest on Tuesday, June 18. Pictured, from left, are team members Treiten Gorr, Dani Schneider, Troy Gorr and Mark Jenson, as well as Tonya Gratz of the Green County Land and Water Conservation Department. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - The 2013 Green County Land Judging contest was held Tuesday, June 18 at the farm of Bill and Linda Deininger, Monroe.

The competition is for the judging of residential, transportation, and recreational land use. A total of 38 students from Cashton, Cassville, Cuba City, Jefferson, Monroe, Monticello, Potosi and River Ridge participated in the contest.

The top individual winner was Mark Gronemus of Cashton, followed by Maria Balbach, Cuba City (second), and Mark Jenson (third). Troy Gorr, Monroe, tied for seventh and Clare Gietzel, Monticello, placed ninth.

In team results, Potosi placed first, River Ridge placed second, Cashton placed third, Monroe placed forth, Cassville placed fifth and Monticello placed sixth.

The Newell B. Smith award went to Sierra Hanley of Jolly Juniors 4-H, Cashton.

Mike England of the Natural Resources Conservation Service was the official judge of the contest.