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Mollie Rainwater and Brooke Troyer demonstrate their 'soil swifter' tool.
East County Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2011 9 years ago

Nolan FFA students advance

by: Pam Eubanks Senior Editor

Two Nolan Middle School students soon will be heading to the University of Florida to compete in a state agriculture competition.

Mollie Rainwater and Brooke Troyer took first place in a local FFA Association Career Development Event. The girls took part in ornamental horticulture demonstrations, which included a practice concerning and/or maintainin the productive capacity of the soils.

Rainwater and Troyer developed a “soil swifter” to weed and till soil and to disperse fertilizer and pesticides.
Students used a variety of materials to market and sell this product to the judges, including a live demonstration, a commercial and brochure and business cards for prospective buyers.

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