Year: 
2017
Project Leader: 
Bobby Ammerman, Laurie Thomas, and Rosalee Bradley
Department/Program: 
Department of Forestry
Funding Received: 
$800

Win With Wood (WWW) is a unique opportunity for Kentucky’s youth to learn more about forestry and
the impact forest activities have on our great state. This annual fun‐filled competition allows 4‐Hers,
middle school, and high school students to compete in eight different forestry related events. Another
important component of the program has been the development of support materials and training aids
for each event that can be used by county extension agents and leaders, as well as by students and their
teachers. The competitive events include: wood and tree identification, tree measurement, compass and
pacing, forestry tool and woodworking tool identification, and soil judging. WWW is held at the Wood
Utilization Center at the Robinson Center for Appalachia Resource Sustainability each October. Events
run concurrently from 9:30 am through 1:00 pm. Students and volunteers are served lunch during the
event. Scores are tabulated and entered into an Access Scoring Database concurrently as the events
progress. Awards are presented at the closing ceremonies at 1:00 pm. In 2015, 191 students participated
and we anticipate 250 students will participate in this year’s event. Noncompetitive educational events
and Forestry industry displays are available to students, and teachers throughout the day.