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FFA connecting students to landscaping industry

MOULTRIE — Recently, four members of the Colquitt County FFA competed in the State Nursery Landscape Competition held at the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Ga.

The FFA Nursery Landscape competition consists of a written exam, identification of plants, disorders and equipment, and hands-on skills in problem solving and landscape design. The competition is based on the educational objectives of the Georgia Agriculture Education horticulture curriculum and standard practices in the horticulture industry.

The purpose of the career development event is to connect students from what is taught in the classroom to practices utilized in the nursery and landscape industry. Moreover, the competition promotes academic achievement and skill competence for students who seek a future horticulture program of study and career.

This event is one of the many educational activities in which the FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The Georgia FFA Association has the third largest FFA membership in the nation with over 35,000 members. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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