The State FFA Forestry CDE will be held on May 4, 20011 at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Recreation Department in conjunction with the Pine Tree Festival Timber and Equipment Expo.  We will begin registration at 9:30 am and the actual cde will begin at 10:00 am.  Linch will be provided by Tommy Greene with Shug's catering at 11:30 am.  The students will compete in their individual events that morining at the Team Activity will begin at 12:15 pm.  If one of your 4 people for the team activity is doing reforestation, please tell them to inform the judges and they will be allowed to go first.  Last year we had a small challenge with them not getting finished as soon as the other events and this put us behind starting the team activities.  Maybe this will eleviate this.  The Team Activity will be a group effort as in the past.  Remember that the team participants must be elligible to compete in the National Forestry CDE.  Please refer to the rules for more details of the team activity.  If you need motel rooms, there are 2 that I would recommend.  The Days Inn and Suites, phone number: 478-237-9099 or the Bestwestern Bradford Inn, phone number: 478-237-2400.  Both of these are relatively new and are located on South Main Street in Swainsboro.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  If you need directions, email me and I will send you a map.  Thanks and I look forward to seeing you on May 4 in Swainsboro. 

John Allen Bailey
Central Region Forestry Teacher
711 Kite Hwy.
Swainsboro, GA  30401