Department II - FFA
Division M - FFA Forestry and Natural Resources

​Mark Sloan - Superintendent

Forestry/Natural Resources projects will be attractively arranged in one major, centrally themed, chapter display. The display will be designed to promote education of the Forestry/Natural Resources industry for the public. Each display will exhibit a variety of different student and class projects oriented around one central theme. The theme must represent one section of the Forestry/Natural Resource industry and will be chosen by the individual chapter (i.e.: Water Pollution Prevention, Logging Practices, Urban Wildlife Management). Although size of display area may vary, chapters may plan on a display of 12"x24". Each display should have a sign informing viewer of display’s theme.

  1. All Forestry/Natural Resources exhibits will be brought in Tuesday prior to beginning of Fair before 6pm.
  2. Exhibits must be removed after 8pm, last day of Fair.
  3. The Danish system will be used in judging the Forestry/Natural Resources exhibits.
  4. All entries must be properly marked with display cards obtained from the division superintendent.
  5. All exhibits will be pre-entered on official Thurston County FFA entry forms.
  6. Chapters will be asked to assist in the exhibit area.
  7. CHAPTERS MAY ENTER NO MORE THAN TEN ITEMS OF THE SAME THEME, (I.E., TEN CONE BOARDS, LEAF BOARDS, ETC.)
  8. All plant leaf displays must be properly pressed. UNPRESSED DISPLAYS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  9. Entries will be screened for quality and appearance when entered. Screening will be based on the same score card as used for judging.
  10. Recommended size for display board is: ten item - 24" x 32" and five item - 18" x 24".
  11. Originality and creativity is encouraged.

 

CLASS 1- CONSTRUCTION

(Dealing with Forestry/Natural Resources industry)

LOT

  1. Large            Points:  Blue-50  Red-30  White-20
    (fish hatchery system, etc.)
  2. Medium       Points:  Blue-30  Red-20  White-15
    (logging models-hi-lead, balloon,
    stream topographical models,
    trap set techniques in the woods)
  3. Small            Points:  Blue-20  Red-15  White-10
    (bird houses, biltmore sticks, etc.)

CLASS 2 - MULTIPLE DISPLAY ITEMS

(Display Boards)

LOT

  1. Tree species or other forest species           Points:  Blue-20  Red-15  White-5
    (ten items plus interpretation)
  2. Forest by-products (no lumber)                  Points:  Blue-20  Red-15  White-10
    (five items plus interpretation)
  3. Other forest or natural resource displays  Points:  Blue-20  Red-10  White-5     
    (five or more items plus interpretation)

CLASS 3 - SINGLE ITEM DISPLAYS

(Every single item display should have educational material with it.)

POINTS:  BLUE-15   RED-10   WHITE-7

LOT

  1. Natural and management influences on tree growth (examples with explanation) Example: cross section of tree with causes & effects identified
  2. Soils with interpretation (profiles, organisms - glass enclosed soil showing organisms that live in soil).
  3. Huckleberry, sword fern, boughs, salal (salable quality, bundled) with interpretation.
  4. Cultured Christmas Tree with description of cultural practices
  5. Posters - Educational (fire prevention, endangered species, etc.)
  6. Other single item display related to Forestry/Natural Resources

​CLASS 4 - CHAPTER DISPLAY

POINTS:   BLUE-50  RED-35  WHITE-15

LOT

  1. Educational Display

RULES:

  1. Each chapter will be required to display their exhibits to promote education of the public.
  2. Premium points will be awarded to the chapter for the display.
  3. Shall be constructed in space allocated by management.
  4. Chapters are limited to one entry.

CLASS 5 - SOILS & WATER

LOT

  1. 6 soil samples with location map and explanation           Points:  Blue-25 Red-20  Whtie-15
  2. Soil and water flow columns with explanation                  Points:  Blue-40  Red-35  White-30
  3. Water testing with maps (6 locations and explanations)  Points:  Blue-30  Red-25  White-20
  4. Small display with explanation  Points:  Blue-30  Red-25  White-20
  5. Large display with explanation  Points:  Blue-50  Red-40  White-30

CLASS 6 - RENEWABLE RESOURCES

The purpose of this class is to show examples of recycling, land planning, renewable energy sources, and other resource conserving technology. Displays may be static, moving, or through multimedia. This may be a chapter display.

LOT

  1. Large       Points:  Blue-80 Red-60 White-40
  2. Medium  Points:  Blue-50  Red-30  White-15
  3. Small       Points:  Blue-25 Red-15  White-10

CLASS 7 - MARINE RESOURCES/AQUACULTURE

The purpose of this class is to promote marine resources in Washington State. Project examples are model oyster farms, tidal flat environments, processing displays, net pen models, or documentation of another aquatic working system. This may be a chapter display.

LOT

  1. Static Display (large)     Points:  Blue-60  Red-45  White-30
  2. Static Display (small)     Points:  Blue-40 Red-30  White-20
  3. Moving Display (large)  Points:  Blue-80  Red-60  White-40
  4. Moving Display (small)  Points:  Blue-60  Red-45 White-30