2020 Event in Baker City, Oregon

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2019 Event in Elko, Nevada


Congratulations to the Winners!

First Place Team Hagerman Idaho FFA

Second Place Team-Wells Nevada FFA

Third Place Team – Gooding Idaho FFA

Top Hand -First Place Individual – Logan Ballard – Wells Nevada FFA

Second Place Individual – Kinley Whitmarsh – Hagerman Idaho FFA

Third Place Individual – Jacob Flick – Gooding Idaho FFA

Fourth Place Individual – Bryce Pose – Hagerman Idaho FFA

Fifth Place Individual – Ryan Nelson  – Hagerman Idaho FFA

Top Field Evaluation – Logan Ballard – Wells Nevada FFA

Top Grazing Management – Bryce Pose – Hagerman Idaho FFA

Top Plant Identification – Charlotte Brockman –  Gooding Idaho FFA

Rookie of the year teams😐
** Green Canyon Utah FFA
** Omak Washington FFA

Western National Rangeland CDE is a premier range judging event that is uniquely designed to be relevant to issues faced by land managers on western rangelands. Rangeland landscapes dominate Western North America and yet most people who live near or even on rangelands know little about the resources they provide or principles of their management.

This hands-on event has a contemporary field component with five categories:

  1. Stocking Rate and Management/Current Rangeland Issue
  2. Plant Identification
  3. Site Description
  4. Rangeland Assessment
  5. Rangeland Ecosystem Measurements

Updated materials can be found here

During the awards ceremony dinner, students will receive the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers about rangeland career opportunities from professionals from natural resource management agencies and organizations or business operations involving rangelands such as ranching.

The goal of this contest is to raise awareness about rangelands and introduce career opportunities to high school students. Connecting youth with rangeland professionals is a solid pathway to attracting students to career opportunities on the range and one approach to increasing the number of rangeland professionals ready to enter the workforce. Participants can also apply the knowledge they have gained to the areas in which they live, work, and recreate.

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