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Forestry Judging

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 Field Day Resources are all listed on the Georgia 4-H website in one convenient location covering all areas of the competition.
The resources page has links to the competition guidelines, the Forestry Field Day Manual, score cards, practice quizzes, tutorial videos and more.

1) Study Guides: GA 4-H Forestry Judging handbook

2) Flash Cards/Slide Show
      (by Paulding County Extension)

This is a wonderful study guide with excellent color pictures and detailed information. Each section is numbered to match the official Georgia field day manual lists.

3)  National Forestry Invitational Training Resources

  • Tree Identification References
    Virginia Tech Dendrology
    (shows picture of leaves, bark, flowers/nuts)
  • List of Insects - flash card format4)  Additional Resources - tree spreadsheet grouped by leaf type
  • List of Diseases - flash card format
4) Additional Resource - spreadsheet by leaf type

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  • Jun 10 Rockdale MGEV Info series: Come out to the Cowan Ace Hardware locations, 1264 Green St. SE, Conyers, GA 30012, and 1056 Honey Creek Rd. SE, Conyers, GA 30012, and see our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers from 10 am to 12 pm. This Saturday will be all about bugs! identification and management alike. Come see the Master Gardeners, and learn about bugs!
    • Conyers, GA
  • Jun 11 In-person Insect Scouting Workshop (for growers/producers/community garden leaders only) Vegetable growers and community garden leaders: join UGA Extension Fulton County and AgLanta for a hands-on insect scouting workshop! We will discuss the importance of scouting for insects, using monitoring tools, and how to utilize insect predators in your system. 35 spots available. First come, first serve. Registration open to growers/producers/community garden leaders only. Sunday, June 11 from 1-4pm at Camp Fulton-Truitt 4-H Educational Center 4300 Herschel Rd., Atlanta, GA 30337 Registration required:
    • College Park, GA - (26.0 Miles)
  • Jun 14 Vegetable Garden Lunch & Learn Are you wanted to start a garden for the first time or maybe you want to revamp your the garden you've had for years? Join us the 2nd Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m. each month from February to October to learn how to make the most out of your garden throughout the year. Join us in-person or online! If you're joining us in-person, make sure to bring your lunch to enjoy while learning.
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    • Thomson, GA - (87.0 Miles)
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