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Results from State 4-H Forestry Contest

2019 Forestry Judging Team

Youth include (l-r): Alivia Adkins, Josie Parsley, Addy Smith, Daniel Adkins, Duke Parsley, and Jenna Adkins

Several Wayne County 4-H youth competed in the 2019 State 4-H  Forestry Contest on May 4 at the Westvaco Natural Resource Center near Morgantown. Below, Coach & Ag Agent Evan Wilson stands with the youth participants from Wayne County. The Junior Team of Duke, Addie and Josie placed first in the state in the junior division. Individual placings are as follows: 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 agricultural opportunities for youth in Wayne County, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

2019 Forestry Judging Team holding ribbons