Several Wayne County 4-H youth competed in the 2019 State 4-H / FFA Forestry Contest on May 4 at the Westvaco Natural Resource Center near Morgantown. The photo includes (l-r): Duke Parsley, Danielle Adkins, Josie Parsley, Addy Smith, Coach & Ag Agent Evan Wilson, Alivia Adkins, and Jenna Adkins. The Junior Team of Duke, Addie and Josie placed first in the state in the junior division. Duke placed 4th in the state; Danielle placed 6th in the state; Addy placed 7th in the state; Jenna placed 9th in the state, Alivia placed 10th in the state; and Josie placed 11th in the state.
As part of the competition, youth had to complete an exam with a variety of forestry related questions, as well as be tested in compass and pacing, insect identification, tree identification, tree disease identification, tree measurement and forest evaluation. For more information on this and other opportunities for youth, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.