The purpose of the Junior Natural Resources CDE is to promote natural
resources instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to
provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies
as a result of natural resources instruction. This CDE is also intended to
train future participants for the Environmental/Natural Resources CDE and
the Forestry CDE.


This event is open to students in grades 6-9 who are agricultural education
students, and are paid members of a chartered FFA chapter. Each studentís
name must appear on the chapterís FFA roster at least 10 days prior to
competition above the chapter level.

Ninth grade students who have competed in any Area or State Forestry CDE
will be eligible to compete in this event as long as they compete in a
different practicum area. No student shall compete in more than one CDE per
day. Chapters are limited to ten (10) participants per chapter.  The top two
Area Junior Natural Resources CDE winning teams may participate in the State
Junior Natural Resources CDE during the same year.

The Regional Junior Natural Resources CDE is scheduled for April 19th at
Reed Bingham State Park in conjunction with the Area V Forestry CDE. The
event will begin at 4:30pm. No participants shall enter Reed Bingham State
Park from April 14th till 3:30pm the day of competition. Park rangers have
been notified and teams/individuals entering the park during that time will
not be able to compete.
 If you have questions or comments, please contact me at your convenience.

W. Justin Sealy
Area Forestry Teacher
Georgia Department of Education