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Langdale hosts Annual Forestry Field Day

LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) -

LAKE PARK — The Langdale Company is continuing to encourage forestry among today's youth, while hosting the 31st Annual Forestry Field Day Tuesday in Lake Park.

Held in conjunction with the Georgia FFA Association and the Agricultural Education's South Region office, The Langdale Company welcomed FFA groups to participate in the annual event, from nine surrounding area schools.

Approximately 180 students participate in the wide range of competition events which called for them to perform the actual tasks of professional foresters. Event stations were set throughout the Southwind Sporting Clay Reserve, and ranged from tree identification and ocular estimation, to compass and pacing, to land measurement, reforestation, cruising for board foot volume, and more.

"We've been hosting this event for a number years and it has grown substantially over that time," said Hal Rowe, Langdale Forest Supervisor. "We have a lot of students who return year after year."

This year, high school FFA members came from Statenville, Douglas, Folkston, Waycross, Tifton, and Valdosta, to test their skills and knowledge in all areas of forest management. In addition, the local event also provides practice for students hoping to compete on higher levels.

"A lot of these kids who come and are successful are the ones who do these throughout the year," said Rowe. "Some go to a half-dozen or so forestry competition in a year in preparation for state and national competitions."

As many of the high schoolers look toward graduation, Forestry Field Day also helps to network students and forestry professionals.

The Langdale Company was joined in sponsorship of the event by Southwind Sporting Clays, the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Forestry Commission, Canal Wood, Packaging Corporation of America and Franklin Staten. Also assisting in the event was Forestry Area Teacher Danny Bartlett, from the South Region Agricultural Education office.

The Langdale Company's Forestry Field Day is one of many educational activities offered through the Georgia FFA Association. Each of these events are designed to promote the application of classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

The Georgia FFA Association is a youth organization of more than 36,000 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 350 chapters in Georgia.

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