Creating the Future of 4-H and Forestry

Even though I can and have tracked change in knowledge in the subject area the biggest impact I have noticed is the 4-H Members who participate learn to set goals and have to work toward that goal. My 2011 team that attended the Invitational had no intent of ending the 2011 Judging season short of a trip to National, which meant a commitment to the goal and working beyond the planned practice sessions. Also in the seventeen years I have coached Forestry Teams the number of students pursuing a degree in this field have not been that great, but those who take part in the... read more here

National 4-H Forestry Invitational

The National 4-H Forestry Invitational is the national championship of 4-H forestry!  Each year, since 1980, teams of 4-H foresters from all over the United States have come to Jackson's Mill State 4-H Conference Center at Weston, WV, to meet, compete, and have fun!  The following pages will help your team prepare and register for the competition!

Register Here

2014 Competition Dates

Where: Jackson's Mill State 4-H Conference Center- Weston, WV

When: July 27-31, 2014

Who: High School Students (ages 14-18, must be a 4-H member)

Schedule: Click Here

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