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Wells wins Wisconsin FFA forest management award
Photo supplied Logan Wells, with his parents Kevin and Chris Wells, stands by his award-winning display at the State FFA Convention. Wells received the State FFA Forest Management Proficiency Award at the convention.
MADISON - Logan Wells, son of Kevin and Chris Wells and member of the Monroe FFA Chapter, was named the 2010 winner of the State FFA Forest Management Proficiency Award at the Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the student who best demonstrates an understanding of the forest industry. His advisor is Carmen Montgomery.

Wells purchased a portable sawmill, which started his business called Smock Valley Timber. Wells said he likes to think of his office as being the forest. He has created brochures and business cards and recently designed a website to market his products. Wells saws logs into boards for his customers, plants seedlings, clears brush and cuts firewood. His services are listed on the website which is: The phone number is 558-8705.

Six state finalists in this award area received cash awards made possible by the state-level sponsorship from the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.

Wells will find out this summer if he is selected as one of the four national finalists. If selected, he will compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., in October. The four finalists will each receive a plaque and scholarship money thanks to the national sponsorship by John Deere and RAM Truck Brand.

The Wisconsin FFA Convention celebrates the accomplishments of students, advisors, and supporters. This year's convention was held June 14-17 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison.

The Wisconsin Association of FFA has more than 17,000 students across the state. With a focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success, students' FFA activities complement agricultural classroom instruction by giving them the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge while gaining real- world experience. These activities are dependent on the donor funding through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. For more information about Wisconsin FFA and the Wisconsin FFA Foundation, visit or call (715) 659-4807.