The State Forestry CDE was held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Recreation Complex.  There were 18 Senior and 12 Junior teams competing for State honors.  Congratulations to all 293 FFA members that participated in the career develop events.  The State Forestry CDE kicks off the week long festivities of the Pine Tree Festival.  The Pine Tree Festival gives each 1st place winner in each of the forestry events a $50.00 savings bond.  Other sponsors include CSX Transportation and Meek's Tree Farm.  The Georgia Forestry Commission and Southeastern Technical College or also great partners with Ag Education in conducting these CDES. 


Thank you to Mr. John Allen Bailey, Mr. Justin Sealy and Mr. Jerry Taylor for coordinating the CDE.


The results are as follows:


Junior Division

1st Place Team  - Treutlen High - Barry Norris, Advisor

Team members include Amber Parks, Taylor McCoy, Breanna Wright, Morgan Page, Chase Giles, Braswell Walraven, Mallory Cauley, Nathan McCoy, Kayla Page and CeJay Heath.


2nd Place Team - Bleckley County - Doyle Floyd, Advisor

3rd Place Team - Appling Middle - Ricky Barnes, Advisore


Senior Division

1st Pace Team - Bleckley County - Doyle Floyd, Advisor

Team members include Megan Dopson, Eli Belflower, Evan Bennett, Darren Crews, Jessica Hess, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Brooks Jones, Jon Googe, Gabe Outlaw, Luke Moseley and Jessica Sewell


2nd Place Team - Banks County - Kipp Jackson, Advisor

3rd Place Team - Treutlen High - Barry Norris, Advisor


Good Luck to Bleckley County as they prepare for the National Forestry CDE to be held at the National FFA Convention this fall.


A complete list of score is attached.


Ben Lastly

Executive Secretary

Georgia FFA Association

316 Poultry Science - UGA

Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 552-4456

Fax: (706) 552-4458

Website: www.georgiaffa.org