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Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Congratulations to students from the Southern Adirondack Education Center on their performance at the New York State FFA Convention, Forestry Career Development Event (CDE), in Syracuse on May 3. Daniel Hill of Hudson Falls CSD (back row, left in photo) took first place in the individual event. David Luck from Warrensburg CSD, Zackary Connelly from Queensbury UFSD, Carter Carpenter from Warrensburg CSD, and Quinton Scott from Granville CSD, (shown in the front row of photo) won first place in the team event. The second place team was also from the Southern Adirondack Education Center. First place winners in the team event qualify to attend the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, which will take place October 30-November 2 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Forestry Career Development Event (CDE) requires students to demonstrate their skills in diagnosing forest disorders, managing forests and forest inventory and applying approved silviculture practices. Participation in the event offers students experience relevant to a career choice in forestry and natural resources.
A team event for four students, the CDE provides recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies resulting from forestry instruction in the agricultural education classroom. The team portion of the event calls on students respond to a forest industry scenario with problem solving using forestry skills and tools. The team also provides a presentation about a national or regional forestry issue. Team members contribute individually by completing a general forestry knowledge exam, rounds of tree identification and measurement, and individual practicums.
Skills learned from this event range from forestry equipment identification to calculating a forest business management problem and prepare students for a variety of careers in forestry and natural resources. A list of the full results can be found in Related Files.
Learn More About the Forestry CDE by watching this video