Littlestown FFA won 2nd place Forestry team at the Eastern States Exposition held in West Springfield Massachusetts on September 16th 2017. The FFA competitions at the Eastern States Exposition, better known as the “Big E”, had 13 States from the North Eastern United States represented. Each state can send one team to this competition. Pennsylvania FFA sends their 2nd place team from the state FFA competition to compete at the Big E. The 1st place Pennsylvania team competes at the National FFA Convention.
The Littlestown FFA Forestry team members included: Josh Kehne, Sophomore, 5th place individual, Billy Brown, Sophomore, 6th place individual, Jeremiah Koontz, sophomore, and Jason Penton, junior.
There were 8 teams competing in the Forestry Career Development Event at the Big E. First place team went to Ohio FFA, 3rd going to New Hampshire, and fourth going to Virginia. This was the highest team placing Littlestown has ever taken at the Big E in any contest. Josh Kehne is now the highest placing individual from Littlestown at the Forestry Competition at the Big E.
Students at the competition had to complete a written exam, tree identification, tool identification, tree measuring, tree insects and disorders identification, map interpretation, and a team activity.