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FFA members compete in career development event

Buckingham County Middle School FFA members competed in the Southeast Area career development event held Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Appomattox Community Park, Appomattox. The team consisted of Hunter Branch, Gabriela Mondragon, Andrew Dorrier, Jacob Carter and Ethan Martin. They were coached by Sherry Dorrier, Casey Davis and Henry Paris. These FFA members spent the afternoon determining the diameter of trees; deciding the number of saw logs a tree can produce; identifying forestry equipment and common trees of Virginia; calculating the value of standing timber; and proving their knowledge of topographical maps. The Buckingham team placed second overall in this event with Andrew placing third and Ethan placing fourth as individuals. The team will move on to compete in the state contest in April.