Creating the Future of 4-H and Forestry

Participation, on a local and national level, has been of great benefit for the young people we have been involved with over the years. Exposure to the different aspects of forestry has encouraged some to pursue a career in forestry; and, helped others make the choice that forestry is not for them. Several people we know have been able to get summer and temporary employment in the forest industry in our area. One young man in particular has grown in his public speaking skills and working as part of a team. Additionally, in our area where forestry is the main indust... 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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As a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National 4-H Forestry Invitational prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. The Invitational encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Persons with disabilities anticipating needing any type of alternative accommodations or for questions about physical access provided, please contact Dave Jackson, Invitational Chair, via email at or by phone at 814-355-4897.

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