The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Some say FFA is all about cows, plows, and sows, but on September 15th it was all about trees, tools, maps and chainsaws.
Section 11 FFA members headed to South Park in Quincy, and competed in the Forestry Career Development Event.
Members used all of the skills that they had practiced and learned to identify trees, tools and chainsaw parts, measure trees and answer questions about maps.
Chapters that competed in the Forestry CDE were Bushnell-Prairie City, Warsaw, West Prairie, Illini West, Liberty, Payson, Southeastern and Unity. There were a total of 137 members present.
Tyler Lentz from Liberty, was the overall winner of the Chapter Division for the Forestry CDE. Tyler had a high score of 423 points.
He had the highest score in tree identification, tool identification and troubleshooting chainsaws and identifying chainsaw parts in the Chapter Division.
Tyler was congratulated on a job well done!
Also in the Chapter Division, James Vogel, Liberty, took 2nd place, Mackenzie Buyck, Liberty, took 3rd place, Matthew Duesterhaus, Unity, took 4th Place and Kari Barry, Liberty, took home 5th.
Liberty FFA Chapter won the Chapter division, with Payson FFA taking home 2nd place and Unity FFA taking 3rd place. Good job to all members and teams in the Chapter Division!
Connor Klingele from Liberty, was the overall winner of the Greenhand Division for the Forestry CDE. Connor had a high score of 425 points. He had the highest score in tree identification, tool identification, measuring trees, troubleshooting chainsaws and identifying chainsaw parts in the Greenhand Division.
Also in the Greenhand Division, Jordan Hahn, Liberty placed 2nd, Cole Tenhouse, Liberty, 3rd place, Colten Wietholder, Payson, with 4th and Dustin Logan, West Prairie, 5th place. Liberty FFA Chapter won the Greenhand division, following them Southeastern FFA with 2nd and Payson FFA with 3rd.
Kira Eidson from the Payson FFA Chapter, was the overall winner when it came to the Discovery Division. Kira had a high score of 324 points.
She had the highest score in tool identification at the Discovery level.
Also in the Discovery Division, Brett Twiddel, Southeastern, received 2nd place, Noah Brinkman, Payson, with 3rd place, Kaitlyn Roberts, Southeastern, with 4th place and Jake Lundgren, West Prairie, with 5th Place.
The Southeastern FFA Chapter took home the 1st place plaque, West Prairie in 2nd place and Payson right behind in 3rd place.
The FFA Club is very appreciative of all of the members who participated in this contest!
They appreciated all of the enthusiasm and participation and support of all members and FFA Chapters.
Section FFA Reporter