Thursday, February 7, 2013

Conference starts with FFA meet, education day

This week's Sierra Cascade Logging Conference started in earnest this morning with a kickoff program. Thanks to the conference organizing committee for inviting the media to a really great breakfast.

Elsewhere on the Shasta District Fair grounds, an FFA competition of forestry knowledge was being held, and hundreds of schoolchildren were learning about the logging and resource agencies at a station-to-station education day.

In the photos, from the top: John Nicoles, a retired forester from Oakland, tells kids about an old steam donkey engine; Trinity High School students and FFA members Jonny Bayinthovong, Travis Palermo, Wyatt Rivas and Bailey Carpenter quiz each other before the competition; and FFA member Elizabeth Trent of Orland takes a map-reading test.

Check for our continuing coverage of the conference.

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