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8/20/2014 11:50:00 PM
Chelan FFA goes to Nationals
Submitted by Rod Cool Chelan High School FFA

The Chelan High School FFA chapter recently was selected to compete for national recognition in an FFA Career Development Event at October's 87th National FFA Convention & Expo.
The Chelan High School FFA Chapter from Chelan will send members to Louisville, Ky., as they vie for national honors in the area of Forestry. National support for the Forestry CDE is provided by Husqvarna and John Deere. FFA members who will represent the chapter in the event include Apolinar Blanco, Dane W. Schwartz, Jakob Straub and Robert Hanson. The chapter adviser is Rod Cool.
Forestry is one of 24 national CDE areas, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics.
Team members are expected to recognize environmental and social factors affecting the management of forests and identify major species of trees that are of economic importance in domestically and internationally. Also, members should be able to recognize and understand approved silvicultural practices in the U.S., be able to identify forest disorders and their causes, take forest inventory utilize marketing management strategies and recognize safety practices in forest management. CDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 579,678 student members as part of 7,570 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.

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