On September 8th South Central FFA Members kicked off their Forestry season by attending a Forestry Clinic. At this Clinic members go through sessions teaching and explaining how the contest works. The members learned how to timber cruise, which involves multiple steps. They also take you through the woods pointing out different types of trees and they discuss different types of reasons why you would cut trees. After all the sessions were done members had the opportunity to compete in a contest. During the contest they have four stations. Tree identification, timber cruising, a chainsaw test and a regular forestry test. This year we have six members participating in State Forestry. Miles Burton, Desiree Chill, Gatlin Depore, Andrew Madison, Matthew O’dell, and Kara Walcher all participated at State and placed 25th.
South Central FFA Reporter,Kaycee Burton