Big Walnut/DACC Students Make the Sunbury News

October 7, 2012

The Big Walnut/DACC Agriculture program showed up in the Sunbury News not once, but twice last week! 

FFA Officer team was fortunate enough to attend the first ever Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference held at the Ohio State House.  This event was hosted by the Ohio FFA Association so that students can gain an understanding of the role that they play in supporting and promoting Agricultural Education Programs to parents and community supporters.

Bi County Forestry 2012

The Forestry team took fourth place at the FFA Forestry Judging Event hosted by the Delaware County and Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The full story is below. 

Big Walnut DACC Forestry team was named the fourth place team in the Forestry Judging Event held on September 27th, 2012. This event was hosted by the Delaware County and Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation Districts in order to help the local Agricultural Education Programs experience what they have learned in the classroom.

The top four individuals from each chapter that participated got to move onto the State Forestry Competition to be held in Hocking, Ohio on October 6th, 2013.

In the Forestry Judging Event students are asked to Timber Cruise; identifying the diameter of trees, how many logs can be harvested from the tree, the type of tree, equipment identification, compass reading and measuring. Team’s included Big Walnut, Cardington, Highland and Mt. Gilead FFA Chapters. Members of the Big Walnut team included Ashley Bennett, Jordan Burge, John Finck, Nick Helber, Kristen Hill, Trey Howard, Travis Leisure, Tyler Slagel and AJ Wandling.

The event was held at the Mt. Gilead State Park in Morrow County. This is one of the many educational activities in which FFA members practice the lessons taught in the agricultural education classes.