Lakeview FFA students place at Career Development Event

Blake Smith, Tanner Gardner, Randell Slaughter, and Isaac Coleman. On back row are Allison Cherry, Salem Johnson, Gracie Niette, Emily Windham, and Lauren Custis

Lakeview FFA members competed in the Grant FFA Forestry Invitational Career Development Event at Lake Stuart on Sept. 18. Students demonstrated skills related to the forestry industry such as, understand and use forestry terms, promote an understanding of the economic impact of the forest environment and the forest industry to Louisiana’s economy, recognize sustainability opportunities in the forests, recognize environmental and social factors affecting the management of forests, identify major species of trees of economic importance to Louisiana, identify and properly use hand tools and equipment in forestry management, recognize and understand approved silvicultural practices in the United States, identify forest disorders, take a forest inventory, recognize safety practices in forest management.

Emily Windham was 3rd overall high individual in the tree identification component of the competition. Salem Johnson was 3rd overall high individual in the map reading portion and 1st overall high individual in the tree identification portion of the competition. All Lakeview FFA members will compete at the Area II Forestry Career Development Event on Oct. 3 in Calvin.

Salem Johnson and Emily Windham with their plaques for placing as overall high individuals.