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FFA, Tech forestry program educate through competition

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The Future Farmers of America and Louisiana Tech’s forestry program brought the agriculture industry to the classroom recently in order to give high school students on-hand experience of what it takes to be a forester.

Students from high schools all over northeast Louisiana along with Tech forestry students traveled to Tech to compete in the annual Area 1 forestry competition.

Students split up into teams and competed in basic forestry skills such as map reading, tree identification, pulpwood and sawlog estimation, compass and pacing and the thinning of trees to see who would advance to the FFA state competition.

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