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Paulding County 4-H Forestry Judging

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4-H Forestry Field Day/Forestry Judging

Forestry Field Day (FFD) is a competitive Judging Contest where 4-H'ers learn about one of Georgia's most valuable resources. Participants learn to identify trees, insects, and diseases. They also participate in compass and pacing activities and learn how to complete sawtimber volume estimations. FFD provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for our local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life.

Forestry Judging is progressive and each practice builds upon the last.  To sign up for reminders by the text you can join our Remind group.

At the first practice, please be sure you have submitted all participation forms including:

2022 Season Information and Schedule

We'll be practicing in the summer from 9 am-2 pm on the following days:

  • Thursday, June 16
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, July 13
  • Friday, July 22


After School Practices (Mock Contest Style):

Wednesdays, August 10, 17, 24, and Monday August 29 - Time TBD. 

TBD – 4-H Forestry Field Day Contest for Juniors/Seniors TBD

Contest Dates/Senior Practices for State Field Day (If we place at District)


TBD – State 4-H Forestry Contest for Senior Team Location TBD.

Some reminders about practice:

  • Bring a three-ring binder for your manual.
  • Bring ALL flashcards you have from last year's meetings.
  • Wear tennis shoes with a closed toe and closed heel.
  • Bring water and sunscreen! (It's going to be HOT!)
  • Be on time!

4-H Forestry Field Day Resources

Tree Identification References

Insect and Disease References

Flash Card Templates

Study Guides


For more information about Paulding County 4-H Youth Development Programs, call 770-443-7616.

Forestry Judging Team 4-H'ers at Forestry Judging Competition pose for a team photo.