To develop abilities and attributes for better citizens and leaders of tomorrow. To acquire knowledge of trees and forests. To develop skills in forestry related activities. To gain a better understanding of and appreciation for our forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life
Participate in a Forestry Field Day county training. Select county winners on basis of tree identification, insect and disease identification, compass and pacing, and volume estimation. A county may bring a maximum of twenty Juniors (Cloverleaf and Junior participants) and twenty Seniors to the area contest. The total score of the high three members will constitute the team score. Counties wishing to have three separate teams must designate them before the contest. Contestants from a county with less than three entries may participate as individuals. The county team with the largest sum score will be the winning area team. The two high Senior teams from each area and two at-large teams will compete in the State Forestry Field Day contest. The State winning team will be the team with the largest sum score.
Awards & Recognition:
Each participant will receive an award card and a judging pin. District winning team and the 2nd place team will receive a certificate The high individual at the district contest will also receive a certificate State Winning senior team will receive a plaque and will participate in the National 4-H Forestry Invitational or a forestry educational tour. Some expenses will be covered for the national trip. Additionally, the state winning team and the high senior individual in the state contest will be eligible for Master 4-H'er status and participate in the recognition of Special Events Winners at State 4-H Congress. The banquet meal and lodging expenses will be paid for the team and coach; however, travel costs are not covered.