4-H Forestry judging team competes at field day event

Published 3:51 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Seven Decatur County 4-Her’s have been spending the past few months preparing for the Southwest District Forestry Field Day held at C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park.  The junior team (5th-8th grade students) received 3rd place honors.

Team members were Rachel Hayes, Langston Bennett, Kinsey Ward, Jayden Guyton, and Kaleb Guyton.    

Rachel Hayes was 2nd highest junior individual.  Seniors (9th-12th grade students) competing were Abby Bennett and Journey Austinson.  Journey Austinson was 3rd highest senior individual. 

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4-Her’s competed in compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, tree identification, and saw timber volume estimation.   

For more information about opportunities for involvement in Decatur County 4-H, contact the Decatur County Extension/4-H office at 248-3033.