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Brunner Earns Gold Emblem Ranking in Forestry CDE

Oct 31, 2015

LOUISVILLE- Winners of the National FFA Forestry Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Mr. John Allen Bailey with Georgia Young Farmers Association served as superintendent of this year\'s event.

The Mission Valley FFA Chapter earned a brozne emblem ranking. Team members include Jesse Brunner who earned a gold emblem ranking, Wyatt Butler who earned a silver emblem ranking and Garret Falk and Tanner Walker who earned bronze emblem rankings.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the forestry event are sponsored by Husqvarna and John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Organization.

The National FFA Forestry CDE is a competitive event that tests students\' skills and knowledge in the area of forest management. Event components include a general forest knowledge exam, tree identification, timber cruising, tree/forest disorders identification, a chainsaw practicum, forestry issues interview, and a team activity. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

This event, held at Bernheim Forest in Clermont, Ky., is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. 

Bronze Emblem Teams
Mission Valley FFA, KS

Gold Emblem Individuals
Jesse Bruner of Mission Valley FFA, KS

Silver Emblem Individuals
Wyatt Butler of Mission Valley FFA, KS

Bronze Emblem Individuals
Garrett Falk of Mission Valley FFA, KS                                  
Tanner Walker of Mission Valley FFA, KS

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