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Why We Need FFA Students in Our Industry

Monday, February 13, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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Tomorrow’s agriculture leaders - FNGLA tailors programs to introduce the nursery and landscape industry as a shining star and, most importantly, a possible place for employment. (FNGLA PHOTO)


Whether through Greenline or another news source, you hear a lot about Florida FFA.  It is an organization supported by FNGLA on a variety of levels, including hosting the state horticulture competition for 350 students on March 4 in Apopka.

What a great way to introduce students to Florida’s nursery and landscape industry, by actually having them DO something – whether identifying plants and pests, determining landscape costs or creating dish gardens.

Who are FFA students?  How can they help our industry?

FFA is a part of agricultural education that helps make classroom instruction come to life through realistic, hands-on applications.  Today’s FFA has evolved in response to expanded opportunities available in agriculture and its needs to hire skilled and competent employees for more than 300 careers.

The organization helps students prepare for careers in business, marketing, science, communications, education, horticulture, production, natural resources, forestry and many other diverse fields.

FNGLA continuously reaches out to the youth of Florida – tomorrow’s leaders – to position attractive jobs and careers in the nursery and landscape industry. Please support our efforts on March 4 by making a donation of cash, materials or volunteer time. Contact Merry Mott at mmott@fngla.org or 407-295-7994 for more information.


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