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FNGLA to Host FFA Students for Horticultural Competition

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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The University of Florida Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, located in
Apopka, Florida. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Each year, nearly 350 students demonstrate their horticultural skills at the Florida FFA Career Development Events (CDEs) in Floriculture and Nursery/ Landscape.  The 2017 event takes place Saturday, March 4 at the University of Florida Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka.

FFA CDEs present students with real-life situations which can be found in the workplace, including plant, pest & tool identification, equipment maintenance, landscape management, customer assistance, floral design and Best Management Practices.  Both problem-solving skills and horticultural knowledge is tested by FNGLA volunteers from across the state. 

The winning high school teams represent Florida at the national competition each year at the FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

For more information on volunteering for this exceptional youth program, contact Merry Mott at mmott@fngla.org or call 800-375-3642.

To learn more about Florida FFA Association, visit that organization's website here.

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