Milton, FloridaWKRG) — The Florida Forest Office has partnered with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to host a district forestry career development event.
The tournament was held on October 12th in the Bear Lake Recreation Area. Last year, the event was canceled due to COVID-19.
In the contest, both junior high and high school students tested their forestry knowledge and skills. Students competed with other schools in FFA District 1. The district extends from Washington to Escambia County.
Students were tested for tree identification, forestry equipment identification, forest damage, and timber cruising. This contest introduces students to forest management and prepares them to go on to college in a forestry program.
Seven high schools and three junior high schools brought a total of 17 teams, with a total of 87 students and agricultural teachers participating.
Shinoma Perea of Tate High School won the top spot for an individual as she and her teammates topped the team tournament.
In the junior high school contest, Abby Vernier from Beulah Middle School received the highest honor.
Beulah A has won the honor of the top team.
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