GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the State Forestry Career Development Event.  The winners of this event will be recognized at the 88th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July.  The competitive event was held on November 12-13, 2015 in Perry, FL.  The event was coordinated by Jim Fleming

The top three teams received awards sponsored by Florida Forest Festival and The Andersons, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation.

The purpose of the Forestry CDE is to stimulate interest in forestry, to promote forestry instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skill and competency as a result of forestry instruction.

The High Individuals were Jonathan Rowell from the Durant FFA Chapter and Emma Poole from the Tomlin MS FFA Chapter.  Durant team members included Bayli Johns, Ethan Vaughn, Jonathan Rowe and Mike Whatley.  Their advisor is Tim Cribbs.  Tomlin team members included Emma Poole, Hannah Manley, Jackson Padget and Taryn Storter.  Their advisor is Jason Steward.

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High School Teams

Placing     Total           Team

1        1818  DURANT SR

2        1765  LAKE BUTLER SR

3        1763  FORT WHITE SR

4        1725  KATHLEEN SR

5        1694  ALTHA SR

6        1671  BUNNELL SR

7        1618  ORLANDO COLONIAL SR

8        1584  CHARLOTTE SR

9        1506  SOUTH LAKE SR

10        1437  CLEWISTON

11        1376  MILTON SR

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Middle School Teams

Placing     Total           Team

1        1546  TOMLIN MS

2        1540  FORT WHITE MS

3        1493  BARTOW MS

4        1446  OCOEE MS

5        1397  BUDDY TAYLOR MS

6        1321  BUFFALO CREEK MS

7        1318  COTTONDALE MS

8         960  POPLAR SPRINGS MS

9         838  JENKINS MS

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