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Mt. Baker FFA places 5th in nation

Nov 1st, 2015 | Category: News

DEMING – The Mt. Baker FFA Forestry team placed 5th in the nation on Thursday, Oct. 29 in Louisville, KY at the 88th National FFA Convention. Mt. Baker students Jarin Strachila (13th), Carson Schmidt (21st), Jordan Fleming, and Garrett Brown completed in a General Knowledge Exam, Chainsaw parts ID and troubleshooting, Wood Products Identification, Tree Identification, Timber Cruising, a team activity, and an Issues presentation. Mt. Baker, the highest scoring team west of Minnesota, had won the state contest last April to earn the chance to compete and attend the National FFA Convention. While traveling, the team also met with foresters at Clark State Forest in Indiana, attended the FFA Career Expo, and toured the Bardstown Civil War Museum and Boone County Arboretum, among other things.

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