The Covington FFA competed this summer in the Tennessee FFA forestry, environmental and NRM and agronomy competitions that were held at Camp Clements in Doyle, Tenn.  

The forestry team finished the highest the chapter has ever placed in the event, as they were the 2018 Tennessee state runner-ups.  

The forestry CDE involves tree identification, tree measuring, azimuth reading, topographical mapping, chainsaw practicum, equipment identification, tree disorders, team tree ID and measuring and a test on the forestry industry.  

The Environmental and NRM team also had a strong showing, as they were the West Tennessee regional champions and finished third in state.  Team members had to identify wildlife based on many forms of identification including the following: pictures, hides, scat, skulls and calls.  

Team members also had a soil profile exam and a test on the natural resources industry.  The agronomy team also brought home a regional championship and placed third in the state.  

Team members had to identify different crops, plants, seeds, weeds, insects, disease, equipment and also had a soil profile exam.

Jeff Ireland is The Leader's sports editor. To contact him, call 901-476-7116 or email jireland@covingtonleader.com.​

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