Team of Four
Must Win Area Event to Compete at State Event
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 24, 2019
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 - 2019
The mountain region of Virginia has a high percentage of middle aged and late successional forests. The region needs more early successional habitat (aka young forests). Young forests are important to the future of the forest and wildlife in Virginia.
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?
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