Forestry Field Day underway

Forestry Field Day underway
(Source: US Geological Survey)

QUITMAN, GA (WALB) - About 250 FFA members from schools all across south Georgia are participating in the 33rd Annual Langdale FFA Forestry Field Day at Southwind Sporting Clays in Quitman, in conjunction with the Georgia FFA Association and the South Region Agricultural Education office.

The Forestry Field Day event is a competitive activity that test student's skills and knowledge in the area of forest management. Event components include tree identification, ocular estimation, compass and pacing, land measurement, reforestation, identifying forest disorders, timber stand improvement, forest management, cruising for board foot volume, and cruising for cord volume practicums.

This event is one of many educational activities conducted by the Georgia FFA Association in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations and network with industry representatives. The event will be under the direction of Hal Rowe of The Langdale Company and Danny Bartlett, South Region Forestry Teacher.

The event will be sponsored by The Langdale Company with additional sponsorship provided by Chick-Fil-A of Valdosta. Judging and scoring assistance will be provided by the Georgia Forestry Commission, Package Corporation of America, Derek Herring, and Franklin Staten.

The Georgia FFA Association is a youth organization of more than 36,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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