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Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:12:50 PM »
I figured I would post the results of the Florida FFA Forestry CDE since I ask for help so frequently.  My team, KATHLEEN SR., placed second today.  Baker County FFA won. If we were to be beat, I couldn't choose a better person to have my team finish second behind than the advisor who coaches their team.  It was super close.  Our kids had the highest general knowledge test scores, we had the high individual in the event and placed in the top three in almost every event.  The kids worked hard and learned a ton in the past few months.  Thank you for all of the valuable information provided.  Baker County FFA will represent Florida at the national forestry contest next October in Louisville.
Baker County FFA 1st
Kathleen FFA 2nd
Durant FFA 3rd

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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 06:15:11 AM »
Good job!!!
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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 09:16:57 PM »
You should be very proud of your team.
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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 09:29:14 PM »
I was proud of the team's efforts and dedication throughout the months that they have been preparing for this event.  Today, at 5:37 p.m., I got a text/e-mail that the results read on Friday at the forestry contest were incorrect and that Kathleen FFA was the winning team.  This seemed apparent Saturday morning when the scores were sent out.  It took until this afternoon to become official and be changed by the Florida Forest Service.

My students were jubilant when they received the news.  I am sure the Baker County team was incredibly disappointed and understandably so. 

I will try to get some pictures of the students at the event in the next few days.  Also, next fall we will certainly have more questions that need answers as this group prepares for the national event and I will be on the Forestry Forum seeking information from its knowledgeable members.
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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014, 07:12:37 AM »
Superb!
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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 08:44:02 AM »
That is great to hear. smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2014, 11:53:57 AM »
Well how about that for some great news!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2021, 10:06:28 PM »
Since I have posted on this thread, I've changed schools and a lot of water has gone under the bridge but today my students competed in the state forestry contest.  Usually this event is held in the fall but due to Covid, we did not even know if there would be a contest this year until a few weeks ago.  My students studied and won the FFA nursery contest last month and then had a few short weeks to transition to forestry.  The Florida Forestry Service normally hosts the event in Perry but not this year.  FFA and a few ag teachers set up the event in Gainesville today.

The students met at my house a little before 6 for the two hour drive north to Gainesville.  They had a good time, did not get rained on and we ate BBQ for lunch on the way home (first time I've eaten in a restaurant in over a year).  Our team did not win but we had the high individual in the state and placed third overall.  This was better than I expected.  It was good to take students out and do some normal activities after over a year of abnormal.  I would like to take another team to the national event before I retire.

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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2021, 11:25:13 PM »
Well done Kyle!
One of these years I'd like to sit in on some of the classes, I'd probably learn a lot!
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2021, 05:59:43 AM »
Andries, I've learned a ton on the FF, met a lot of good folks here and put faces to names at Jake's.  
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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2021, 07:27:25 AM »
Next time you get up here, I want to take you on a walk through the Big Grocery Creek hardwood bottomlands.  It is a special place for trees.  I know that you love trees. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2021, 04:33:11 PM »
I am looking forward to the walk and catching up with you.  I enjoy walking in the woods about as much as anything.
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Re: Florida FFA Forestry Contest
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2021, 08:14:17 AM »
Kyle,
Congrats to your team.
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2021, 10:07:57 PM »
Pete, I appreciate the offer but the only team to advance to nationals is the winning team.  I hope that before I retire and before my daughter, who is in the 10th grade graduates, we will win the state contest and go back to the national event.  Three of the four students on this team won the nursery and landscape contest last month and will go to nationals in October for that.  They can only do one national FFA contest a year.  Hopefully next year they can get it done for forestry.  In Florida, forestry is a tough one to place in the top three or four.  I hope that you are doing well.
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