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2015 Proficiency Award Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Agricultural Proficiency Award program. Nearly 300 applicants from throughout Florida submitted applications for recognition within this program. The Agricultural Proficiency Award program rewards FFA members at the local, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. These supervised programs are planned, practical activities that are conducted outside of class time that help students develop and apply ...

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2015 Outstanding District Officer Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Ryan Rimmer Outstanding District Officer Award. This award is selected by application from the 24 district officers throughout the state and is given to the district officer who excels in their service to Florida FFA. The state winner will be announced during the 6th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. All award finalists should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which ...

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13 FFA Members Slated to Seek State FFA Office this Summer

The 2015 State Officer Screening Committee slated 13 high school seniors as candidates for state FFA office, April 7-8, 2015 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  32 student members participated in the rigorous interview process.  These members were challenged with a personal interview, written exam, individual problem-solving exercise, advocacy stand and deliver practicum, state degree  interview, agricultural education interview and a conversational exercise.  The selected candidates will seek election at the 87th Florida FFA State Conven...

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Barrington MS and Kathleen FFA named 2014 State Citrus Champions

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Middle and High School Citrus Career Development Event.  The winners of this event will be recognized at the 87th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July.  The competitive event was held on December 2 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  The event was coordinated by Mr. David Byrd. The top teams and high individual in each category received awards sponsored by Bowen Brothers, Inc., as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation. The purpose of ...

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Frostproof FFA named 2014 State Tool Identification Champions

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Middle School Tool Identification Career Development Event.  The winners of this event will be recognized at the 87th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July.  The competitive event was held on December 2 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City. The top teams and high individual in each category received awards sponsored by Mr. John Cloran, as a special project of the Florida FFA Foundation. The purpose of the Tool Identification CDE is to develop the ...

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Florida FFA Holiday Hours

In advance of the holiday’s, we would like to remind you of our holiday office schedule.  The Florida FFA Association Headquarters office will be closed for the holidays December 20th through January 4th to allow our staff and officers to spend time with our families.  We will reopen on Monday, January 5th and will resume our normal operating hours.  During the holiday break, our staff and officers will have very limited access to email and voicemail.     Reminders: Please be reminded that online registration for the 212° and 360° High School leadership ...

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Fort White MS and Kathleen FFA named 2014 State Forestry Champions

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Middle and High School Forestry Career Development Event.  The winners of this event will be recognized at the 87th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July.  The competitive event was held on November 15 in Perry.  The event was coordinated by Jim Fleming and the Florida Forest Service. The top teams and high individual in each category received awards sponsored by The Andersons and the Florida Forestry Festival, as special projects of the Florida FFA Foundation. The purpose ...

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2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners Announced

Winners of the 2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced on Friday, Oct. 31 during the sixth general session at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. Awards were given in 49 categories. Nursery Operations—Entrepreneurship/Placement Matthew George—Florida Matthew George of the Trenton Senior FFA Chapter in Florida started helping his grandfather with his daylilies seven years ago. Since then, he has built 18 growing beds in his backyard to harvest his own daylilies. He has learned time management skills and the ability to ...

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Oakleaf FFA Chapter named National Chapter Award Winner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014/87th National FFA Convention & Expo) The Oakleaf FFA Chapter in Florida was named Model of Innovation winner in student development at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The nation’s top 10 three-star chapters in the student development division competed for the award. Oakleaf FFA received a plaque in an onstage ceremony during the second general session on Thursday, Oct. 30. Top chapters were also selected from the middle school, student and community development divisions. Oakleaf ...

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Altha Middle FFA Named Nation’s Top Middle School

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014/87th National FFA Convention & Expo) The Altha Middle FFA Chapter in Florida was named Outstanding Middle School winner at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The nation’s top five three-star chapters in the division competed for the award. Altha Middle FFA received a plaque in an onstage ceremony during the convention’s second general session on Thursday, Oct. 30. Members of the Altha Middle FFA hosted a career day to inform students about agriculture. Along with posting flyers ...

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