Virginia Forestry Rules (Senior)


Virginia Forestry Rules (Junior)

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Event Format

Team of Four 

Must Win Area Event to Compete at State Event


Register Teams Here


2019  Results



The Forestry CDE requires students to demonstrate their skills in diagnosing forest disorders, managing forests and forest inventory and applying approved silviculture practices.















Event Location & Time

The State Forestry Event is held in may each year at a rotating location. Each FFA area is permitted one senior team and two junior teams in the state event. Areas will host their own forestry events to determine state qualifiers. State qualifiers should register for the state event by April 15th. 

           Date:April 21, 2020

           Location: Lexington VA

The exact event location will be announced the week of the event just as has been done in the past.

Senior Fee: $8 per person ($40 for team of four plus advisor)

Junior Fee: N/A

Senior Teams will compete in the morning starting at 9:00 am and then be served lunch. Junior teams should arrive already having eaten lunch at noon.

Checks Made Payable:

Virginia FFA Association

115 Hutcheson Hall

Blacksburg, VA 24061

**We will be using the rules posted currently on this page for the 2019 event.


​​​Forestry Issues Interview Topic - 2020

The three topics will be release in early February   


Topics to address

How can Virginia’s logging and forest industry help create early successional forests?  What are the benefits of young forests and why are they important as wildlife habitat?  And why are young forests important to the forest industry?  

​​​Local Lodging Options

Holiday Inn Express

880 N Lee HWY

Lexington, VA 24450


Wingate by Wyndham

1100 N Lee Hwy.

Lexington, VA 24450


Virginia FFA will have a senior and junior division or the Forestry CDE. Active FFA members who have won their respective division at the area level may participate in the state event. If advisors in grades 7-9 wish to have their students compete at the senior level, they must register their students as a senior competitor with the understanding that those students (even if eligible by grade level for junior awards) will only be eligible for senior team and/or individual recognition and awards. Only students in grades 6-9 are eligible to compete in the junior division.

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