The University of Arkansas at Monticello will conduct the 2020 Forestry Club Field Day beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
Students of the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources will gather at the tailgate lot across from Weevil Pond. The public is welcome to watch the students compete, according to a news release.
Events include axe throw, knife throw, pole fell, chain throw, bowsaw for men and women, cross cut for men and women, pole climb, log chop, and log birling.
Students will compete for team roster positions to represent UAM at the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Annual Conclave March 19-22. The conclave will be hosted by the University of Tennessee Forestry Club at the Clyde York 4-H Training Center at Crossville, Tenn.
UAM last hosted the competition in 2010 and is scheduled to hold the event again in 2025.
Competition at the conclave tests students in a number of physical events in addition to technical events such as wood identification, volume estimation and dendrology, according to the release.
“The UAM Forestry Club has a rich history with the Southern Forestry Conclave,” according to the release. “Initially launched in 1958 at the University of Georgia, The UAM Forestry Club has won the championship trophy 31 of 62 competitions.”