Big Walnut DACC FFA team competes in Bi County Forestry Judging Contest 2012

By Sarah Nelson, chapter reporter

Big Walnut DACC Forestry team was named the fourth place team in the Forestry Judging Event held on September 27th, 2012. This event was hosted by the Delaware County and Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation Districts in order to help the local Agricultural Education Programs experience what they have learned in the classroom.

The top four individuals from each chapter that participated got to move onto the State Forestry Competition to be held in Hocking, Ohio on October 6th, 2013.

In the Forestry Judging Event students are asked to Timber Cruise; identifying the diameter of trees, how many logs can be harvested from the tree, the type of tree, equipment identification, compass reading and measuring. Team’s included Big Walnut, Cardington, Highland and Mt. Gilead FFA Chapters. Members of the Big Walnut team included Ashley Bennett, Jordan Burge, John Finck, Nick Helber, Kristen Hill, Trey Howard, Travis Leisure, Tyler Slagel and AJ Wandling.

The event was held at the Mt. Gilead State Park in Morrow County. This is one of the many educational activities in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in the agricultural education classes.

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