North Dakota’s State Soil Scientist Wade Bott doesn’t have to dig deep to recognize the impact FFA had on his 30-year career. “A few FFA members were interested in doing land judging. They needed one more to make up a team. I volunteered to be that third member. We ended up winning the state land judging contest and I was the overall high individual,” says Bott. “Ultimately, I’ve done soil-related things all of my career as a result of putting in a little extra time the summer of 1984.” The former Williston FFA member continues has an impact on agriculture education in the state. “I put together soil curriculum and workshops to help agricultural instructors.” Hear the story.