Wednesday, September 14, 2016

FFA Forestry Fun


We had our annual FFA Forestry Contest this week, and it was  a good one, with perfect weather and enthusiastic students.  Here we see a couple of students measuring azimuths on the compass and pacing course.  One student scored 91 out of 100 possible points, which is downright remarkable.


I tell them all that they should get 100% on the equipment ID, since they have the list in advance and can look up pictures of every item.  The kid who scored 91% on the Compass and Pacing got 100% on the equipment, and on Tree ID, and the management exercise. 



Many of the kids have trouble measuring timber, and we work with them afterwards so they can do better next time.  Both of these students are showing good form. 



This is the Fairfield, IL team, plus two trainees who will probably be team members next year.  The Olney team took top honors, with their five members taking the top five individual scores.  

2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

And a good time was had by all...... :)

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

Merle: FFA Forestry Contest is my favorite day every year.