Future Farmers of America Forestry Contests

Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters membership includes high school students. These FFA members can participate in district Forestry contests held throughout the state during September. Students compete in a variety of forestry applications including map interpretation, dendrology, orienteering, and timber measurement. Contact your local school FFA Chapter. Winners of the twelve district contests then compete at the State FFA Forestry Contest held in Perry in mid October. The winner of this contest will represent Florida in the Forestry competition at the National FFA Convention. 

In July of each year the Florida Forest Service sponsors a Forestry Training Camp for FFA high school students. This six-day resident camp is held at O'Leno State Park and students learn forestry skills. This is an excellent opportunity for students to improve on forestry applications and FFA teachers to learn more about teaching forestry.

Introduction to Forestry 

  Cover, Foreword, Table of Contents [Adobe PDF Document 1,014.59 KB]
Part 1 Introduction, History of Florida's Forests, Forest Communities, Dendrology [Adobe PDF Document 1.90 MB]
Part 2 Forest Management
2A Introduction, Planting, Soils, Managing, Thinning [Adobe PDF Document 797.86 KB]
2B Thinning (continued), Harvesting, Best Management Practices, Prescribed Fire, Wildlife Management, Recreation, Forest Health [Adobe PDF Document 802.19 KB]
2C Forest Health (continued), Sustainable Forestry and Multiple Use Management [Adobe PDF Document 2.39 MB]
Part 3 Forest Measurements, Glossary, Bibliography [Adobe PDF Document 760.36 KB]

Download the Complete Introduction to Forestry in Florida [Adobe PDF Document 7.80 MB]