Forestry for the future: FFA teams compete at Brecknock Park on June 25.

UPDATE:
This event will take place at Kent County’s Brecknock Park – all other details are the same.
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At left, Delaware Forest Service educator Ashley Peebles prepares students for the 2012 Forestry Career Development Event at the Redden Forest Education Center. This year's event is June 25.

 

“Forestry for the future” – Students to test forestry skills at Brecknock Park on June 25.

Contact: Ashley Peebles, 302-698-4551 ashley.peebles@delaware.gov

Who:     – Delaware school chapters of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and teachers
– Delaware Forest Service trainer-educator Ashley Peebles and forestry staff

What:    FFA teams will square off against each other in the 2013 “Forestry CDE Event,” a challenging test of tree identification skills, forestry tools and knowledge, and math-related abilities. Each team consists of four students who must answer both individual and team-based questions. This is the event’s sixth consecutive year.

When:   Tuesday, June 25 at 10 a.m.

Where:  Kent County’s Brecknock Park, Rt. 13, Camden, DE  (just south of Rodney Village Shopping Center)

Background:

Delaware’s first-place team will represent the First State in the national CDE event against teams from all over the United States as part of the four-day National FFA Convention scheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 30 in Louisville, Kentucky.

At the 2012 Delaware Forestry CDE event, the Milford FFA team took first-place and went on to be recognized as a Silver Emblem chapter at the national event.

According to the National FFA website, “Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.”

There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.

Last year’s national results: 2012 Forestry CDE Results

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