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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2016, 09:42:59 pm »
Yes, practice, practice.
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2016, 02:24:08 pm »
The state test is this evening (written test) and tomorrow (outside events).  Today we found some things we do not have at home and also we found some forest disorder samples.  This event is in Perry, Fl, which is three hours north of home.
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We were able to find walnut, cottonwood, sassafras and a few others that we do not have at home.  It is good for the students to see live trees in addition to pressed samples or pictures.  There are some very well prepared students here from all over the state.  Regardless of how ours do, they have worked hard and have learned a lot about forestry.

 

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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2016, 03:52:38 pm »
Good luck.  I head over to the Coastal Fair for the awards presentations for exhibits the kids had on display.  My granddaughter has one on roller derby and she may be the only one in her age group.  She grew up with FFA in Paulding County, GA, and learned a lot about horses there. 
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2016, 10:33:21 pm »
Thanks, Savannahdan.  They will certainly need a little luck.  At least the written portion of the event is behind them.  They practiced for several hours today on the various practicums. 
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2016, 02:48:56 pm »
Granddaughter won 2nd place (red ribbon and some $) for her presentation.  They even had a real judge do the judging.  The judge (lady) has a long history with FFA and her rural history makes her very qualified.  From what I could see she did an excellent job.  The kids were having lots of fun and all the exhibits were great.
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2016, 08:55:30 pm »
Our FFA chapter ended up in 2nd place today too.  Fort White FFA won and will represent Florida next year at the national contest.  Our students worked hard, learned a lot and hopefully will continue to learn about forestry.

 
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2016, 07:33:01 am »
I know that you are proud of them. 
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2016, 07:00:46 pm »
Outstanding.  It appears they enjoyed it.  Those memories will last a long time. I'm glad they're working to strengthen the FFA program in the Savannah area.
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2016, 09:10:17 pm »
They did good!!!!!!!
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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2016, 09:08:55 am »
Great job as always!

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Re: FFA forestry practice
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2016, 06:31:16 pm »
Thanks fellows.  They came up a little short this time but the same dog's _____ aint in the sunshine everyday (old saying).  All of them but one will have another shot next year as only one of them is a senior.  I messed them up a little on timber estimation.  The foresters who measured volume cut the trees off a little higher up the stem than what I taught them to.  It takes a pretty good pine tree to measure to an 8" top.  About half of the trees they were tested on were counted as four 16' logs (longleaf pine).  I was teaching them to cut at significant branches or whorls of dead branches.
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