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2015 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists Announced

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015 Chapter Cooperative Award finalists. The Chapter Cooperative Award measures how active a chapter has been in cooperating with other organizations and agencies within their community, along with teaching cooperative business principals.  One member and one advisor of each of finalist chapters will be recognized on stage during the 5th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo on Thursday, June 2, 2015. All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2015 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists in alphabetical order are:

Altha SR
Brooksville SR
Ocoee MS
Orlando Colonial SR
Williston MS

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state convention and expo is truly a week that “absolutely everybody” should experience.  For 87 years, FFA members have come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  Honoring the past and present, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni parents and supporters will be inspired to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization into a new era of agriculture.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

THE FFA MISSION

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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2015 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award Finalists Announced

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award finalists. Formerly the Food for America program, this program is designed to encourage FFA members to participate in agricultural literacy and awareness projects on the local level. The overall chapter winner will be awarded on stage during the 6th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. One member and one advisor from each finalist chapter should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The chapter finalists in alphabetical order are:

Apopka Memorial MS
Belleview SR
Branford
Northview
Williston SR

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state convention and expo is truly a week that “absolutely everybody” should experience.  For 87 years, FFA members have come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  Honoring the past and present, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni parents and supporters will be inspired to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization into a new era of agriculture.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

THE FFA MISSION

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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2015 Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters Announced

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters.  The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application.  These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA.  One member and one advisor from each of these chapters will be recognized on the main stage during the 2nd General Session of the 87th Florida FFA Convention on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.  In addition, each of these chapters will represent Florida at the national level in the National Chapter Award Program.  All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

Those chapters who have been named Florida’s Finest in alphabetical order are:

  • Altha MS
  • Altha SR
  • Apopka SR
  • Braden River
  • Branford
  • Bronson
  • Bronson MS
  • Brooksville SR
  • Clewiston
  • DeLand MS
  • Deltona SR
  • Ferguson SR
  • Ft. White MS
  • Ft. White SR
  • Galaxy MS
  • George Jenkins
  • Kathleen SR
  • Keystone Heights JR
  • Keystone Heights SR
  • Lakewood Ranch SR
  • Lincoln MS
  • New Smyrna Beach SR
  • Northview
  • Oakleaf
  • Oakleaf MS
  • Palmetto
  • Santa Fe SR
  • Seminole Vo-Ed
  • Southeast Manatee
  • Tomlin MS
  • Trenton MS
  • Trenton SR

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state convention and expo is truly a week that “absolutely everybody” should experience.  For 87 years, FFA members have come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  Honoring the past and present, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni parents and supporters will be inspired to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization into a new era of agriculture.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

THE FFA MISSION

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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2015 Proficiency Award Finalists Announced

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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 agricultural knowledge and skills learned inside the classroom in a real world environment.  These programs can include entrepreneurship, placement, or research and experimentation.

The winners will be announced on stage during the 5th (A-E) and 6th (F-Z) General Sessions of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention to be held June 29 – July 3, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. The finalists and their advisor should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The Proficiency Award finalists, in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Agricultural Communications Durant Adrian Dyer
Agricultural Communications Lake Butler SR Savannah Woodall
Agricultural Communications Oakleaf William Donaghy
Agricultural Communications University (Volusia) Abby Marion
Agricultural Education Branford Tania Henderson
Agricultural Education Durant Adrian Dyer
Agricultural Education Robert Morgan Meaghan Senzig
Agricultural Education University (Volusia) Abby Marion
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Branford Chase Hawthorne
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Branford MS Brianna Lanier
Agricultural Mechanics – Design & Fabrication Kathleen Dallas Stillings
Agricultural Mechanics – Repair & Maintenance Leesburg SR Jeremy Odom
Agricultural Mechanics – Repair & Maintenance Williston SR Harrison Fox Love
Agricultural Sales Branford Jerrica Byrd
Agricultural Sales Creekside MS Emily Williams
Agricultural Sales Ferguson SR Alejandra Villabona
Agricultural Sales Lafayette SR Michaela Shaw
Agricultural Services Chiefland SR Quin Johnson
Agricultural Services Coral Reef JR Luis Vissepo
Agricultural Services Coral Reef SR Brenda Calderin
Agricultural Services DeLand SR Mason Bishop
Agriscience Research Bradford MS Emily Acevedo
Agriscience Research Coral Reef SR Taylor Barrocas
Agriscience Research Lake Butler SR Case H Emerson
Agriscience Research Matanzas Thomas H Rocco
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Bronson Landon Marion Smith
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Dixie SR Shelbi McCall
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Kathleen SR Taeler Dupre
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Williston JR Jerry Mills
Beef Production – Placement Bartow SR Reed Fussell
Beef Production – Placement Durant Jacob Burnette
Beef Production – Placement Frostproof SR Moriah McCullers
Beef Production – Placement Plant City SR Anna Conrad
Dairy Production Branford Tania Henderson
Dairy Production Riverview Jr Aaron James Dunn
Dairy Production South Sumter MS Jozef Heijkoop
Dairy Production Suwannee SR Ryan Brantley
Diversified Agricultural Production Branford Jonathan Gaylard
Diversified Agricultural Production Brooksville SR Colson Cannon
Diversified Agricultural Production Chiefland SR Harold Tillis
Diversified Agricultural Production Suwannee SR Caleb Land
Diversified Crop Production Branford Christopher Owen
Diversified Crop Production Branford Allison Randell
Diversified Crop Production Hardee SR Kole Ethan Robertson
Diversified Crop Production Sneads Don Young Dowling
Diversified Horticulture Branford Trey White
Diversified Horticulture Coral Reef SR Stacey Rubi
Diversified Horticulture Leesburg SR Hunter LoRusso
Diversified Horticulture Leesburg SR Loren Spillane
Diversified Livestock Production DeLand SR Brandon Michael Oliver
Diversified Livestock Production Dixie SR Shelbi McCall
Diversified Livestock Production South Sumter SR Matthew Hall
Diversified Livestock Production Williston JR Lindsey Wilder
Emerging Agricultural Technology Branford Christopher Young
Emerging Agricultural Technology Ferguson SR Brandy Pena
Emerging Agricultural Technology Ferguson SR Lillian Rose Rodicio
Environmental Science & Natural Res. Mgmt. Blountstown James Patrick Leonard
Environmental Science & Natural Res. Mgmt. Coral Reef JR Kenneth Currier
Environmental Science & Natural Res. Mgmt. Coral Reef SR Aliya Moktadier
Environmental Science & Natural Res. Mgmt. East Bay SR Alexander Abbott
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Bartow SR Amber Cooper
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Chiefland SR Whitney Mills
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Lake Butler SR Ashley Diane O’Steen
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Lake Butler SR Kelsey M Thornton
Equine Science – Placement Ferguson SR Isel Rodriguez
Equine Science – Placement Sneads Donovan Cole Hamilton
Equine Science – Placement Suwannee SR Brandi N Taylor
Equine Science – Placement Tate Sr. (JM) Rachel Joy Grammer
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Branford Allison Randell
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Madison Co. HS Eli Nathan Curl
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Madison Co. HS William Henry Terry
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Williston JR Jerry Mills
Forage Production Branford Jonathan Gaylard
Forage Production Branford Allison Randell
Forage Production Branford Christopher Young
Forage Production Williston JR Jerry Mills
Forest Management & Products Branford Chelsey Jackson
Forest Management & Products Chiefland SR Whitney Mills
Forest Management & Products South Lake Sr Kyle Everett Garner
Forest Management & Products Trenton SR Colton Rucker
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Branford Arica Land
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Chiefland SR Harold Tillis
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Kathleen Cody Clark
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Suwannee SR Caleb Land
Goat Production Bradford MS Emily Acevedo
Goat Production Bunnell SR Austin Davis
Goat Production Ferguson SR Lorena Isabel Barros
Goat Production Williston SR Machaela M Stover
Home and/or Community Development Oakleaf William Donaghy
Home and/or Community Development Palatka Avery Brooks
Home and/or Community Development University (Volusia) Abby Marion
Landscape Management Creekside MS Ashleigh Roy
Landscape Management Durant Ethan Fernandez
Landscape Management Leesburg SR Hunter LoRusso
Landscape Management Leesburg SR Jeremy Odom
Nursery Operations Bartow SR Kathryn Locke
Nursery Operations Durant Michael Whatley
Nursery Operations Lake Butler SR Case H Emerson
Nursery Operations South Sumter SR William Jameson
Outdoor Recreation Branford Christopher Young
Outdoor Recreation Oakleaf William Donaghy
Outdoor Recreation Seminole Vo-Ed Catherine Hashem
Outdoor Recreation Suwannee SR Darrah Lane
Poultry Production Chiefland SR Whitney Mills
Poultry Production Ferguson SR Wanda Ayala
Poultry Production Ferguson SR Sebastian Betancourt
Poultry Production Leesburg SR Jeremy Odom
Sheep Production Durant Aubrey Davis
Sheep Production Frostproof SR Daniel Wells
Sheep Production Frostproof SR Jonathan Nyle Wells
Sheep Production New Smyrna Beach SR Ustina Guirguis
Small Animal Production & Care Grand Ridge Elizabeth Rose Halling
Small Animal Production & Care Kathleen SR Zackary Zellman
Small Animal Production & Care Leesburg SR Jeremy Odom
Small Animal Production & Care Trenton SR Cody Norton
Specialty Animal Production Ft. White SR Austin Mattox
Specialty Animal Production Ft. White SR Steven O’Quinn
Specialty Animal Production Kathleen SR Melissa Shipley
Specialty Animal Production Trenton SR Joshua Harrison
Swine Production Baker County SR Corley Sweat
Swine Production Bradford SR Hailey Elizabeth McElhenny
Swine Production DeLand SR Haley Starke
Swine Production Lake Butler SR Noah Wright
Turfgrass Management Leesburg SR Hunter LoRusso
Veterinary Science Bronson Naomi Nicole Sloan
Veterinary Science Ferguson SR Andrea Delmar Pernia
Veterinary Science Ferguson SR Lillian Rose Rodicio
Veterinary Science Ferguson SR Daniela Velasquez-Lave
Wildlife Management Blountstown James Patrick Leonard
Wildlife Management Dixie SR Shelbi McCall
Wildlife Management South Lake Sr Kyle Everett Garner
Wildlife Management South Lake Sr Matthew Carl Staples

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state convention and expo is truly a week that “absolutely everybody” should experience.  For 87 years, FFA members have come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  Honoring the past and present, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni parents and supporters will be inspired to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization into a new era of agriculture.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

THE FFA MISSION

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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2015 Outstanding District Officer Finalists Announced

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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 they are to be recognized.

The 2015 Outstanding District Officer finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Heather Yoder – Blountstown
Catharin MacFarlane – Deltona SR
Emily Little – Sebring SR
Matthew Staples – South Lake SR

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state convention and expo is truly a week that “absolutely everybody” should experience.  For 87 years, FFA members have come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.  Honoring the past and present, FFA members, along with advisors, alumni parents and supporters will be inspired to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization into a new era of agriculture.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

THE FFA MISSION

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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13 FFA Members Slated to Seek State FFA Office this Summer

By | 2015 Convention, News

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 Convention & Expo, June 29-July 3, 2015.

Presidential Candidates

  • Brooks Parrish, Trenton
  • Anne Schwartz, Land O’ Lakes

 Area I Candidate    

  • Heather Yoder, Blountstown

Area II Candidates      

  • Allie Randell, Branford
  • Stephen Singleton, Palatka

Area III Candidates

  • Moriah Braswell, Taylor
  • Matthew Staples, South Lake

Area IV Candidates    

  • Maegan Meredith, Tenoroc
  • Anastasia Sturgis, Orlando Colonial

Area V Candidates    

  • Dominique Cook, Plant City
  • Adrian Dyer, Durant

Area VI Candidates

  • Julie Sharpe, Okeechobee Brahman
  • Taylor Pearce, Okeechobee Brahman

FFA members elect their own officers and plan and conduct activities with supervision from their chapter advisors. A maximum of eight state officers, all recent high school graduates taking a year off of college, play a key role in sharing FFA and agriculture’s message, traveling more than 300 days of their year of service.  State Officers present workshops and deliver presentations focused on the importance of agriculture and leadership development.

State Officers make an effort to visit every chapter each year to educate students about FFA and agriculture.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 18,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Barrington MS and Kathleen FFA named 2014 State Citrus Champions

By | Career Development Events, Career Development Events - Event Results, News

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 the Citrus CDE is to stimulate learning activities focused on the production and management of citrus fruit.

Middle School Teams Score High School Teams Score
BARRINGTON MS 1078 KATHLEEN SR 1382
SOUTH SUMTER MS 1018 LENNARD 1246
CLERMONT MS 1018 NEWSOME JR 1218
CRYSTAL LAKE MS 950 DURANT 1162
OCOEE MS 882 SOUTH SUMTER SR 1130
WOLF LAKE MS 882 OKEECHOBEE BRAHMAN 1082
GRAY MS 878 SOUTHEAST MANATEE 1066
LAKE GIBSON MS 792 LAKE MINNEOLA 1050
HILL GUSTAT MS 762 J.F. ST. MARTIN 1046
DUNDEE RIDGE MS 738 EAST RIDGE SR 1022
FROSTPROOF MS 724 HARDEE SR 1010
MAYPORT MS 702 SEBRING SR 1002
AVON PARK MS 702 NEWSOME 989
NOLAN MS 629 LAKE GIBSON SR 986
TURKEY CREEK MS 622 LAKEWOOD RANCH JR 970
CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 618 FROSTPROOF SR 897
KATHLEEN MS 614 APOPKA SR 894
OKEECHOBEE OSCEOLA MS 574 LAKEWOOD RANCH SR 882
TOMLIN MS 550 AUBURNDALE 874
HAILE MS 542 BRADEN RIVER 826
BOONE MS 542 AVON PARK SR 802
LAKE PLACID MS 480 Clewiston 790
RODGERS MS 474 WEKIVA 746
WESTWOOD MS 425 WESLEY CHAPEL 738
FORT MEADE MS 292 BARTOW SR 718
HAINES CITY SR 702
FORT MEADE SR 654
WINTER HAVEN 646
LAKE REGION 597
MULBERRY SR 594
LAKE PLACID SR 562
DR PHILLIPS 390

The highest scoring, overall individuals for this event were Blair Buchanon (Kathleen) and Gabe Arias (Barrington).

Kathleen team members included Blair Buchanon, Brevyn Foreman, Canyon Albrigh and Katie Harwell.  The advisor is Ms. Keitha Hall.

Barrington MS team members included Brooke Johnson, Gabe Arias, Katalina Arias, and Madison Smith.  The advisor is Mr. Greg Lehman.

About FFA Career Development Events (CDEs)

Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.  FFA members in Florida compete in over 30 event areas each year, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics.  Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.  CDEs allow students to prepare for over 300 careers in agriculture and other industries by applying their knowledge and skills obtained from classroom instruction in agricultural education programs.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes 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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News Release – 2014 State Citrus CDE

Frostproof FFA named 2014 State Tool Identification Champions

By | Career Development Events, Career Development Events - Event Results

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 ability to correctly identify the names and uses of a variety of tools common to the Agricultural Education Curriculum.

Middle School Teams Score
FROSTPROOF MS 421
OCOEE MS 407
BUFFALO CREEK 403
BRONSON MS 393
OKEECHOBEE YEARLING 389
CHIEFLAND MS 382
GRAY MS 380
LINCOLN MS 368
NORTH MARION MS 364
CORNER LAKE MS 361
LAKE BUTLER MS 358
HIGH SPRINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL 353
FORT KING MS 352
CLERMONT MS 352
SunRidge MS 351
GLADES DAY MS 349
JENKINS MS 347
OKEECHOBEE OSCEOLA MS 347
TURKEY CREEK MS 341
LAFAYETTE MS 338
KATHLEEN MS 333
PIEDMONT LAKES MS 332
SUWANNEE MS 332
WOLF LAKE MS 332
MADISON CENTRAL MS 328
DUNNELLON MS 326
CRYSTAL LAKE MS 324
AVON PARK MS 319
HAILE MS 319
MARTINEZ MS 316
HILL GUSTAT MS 312
WESTWOOD MS 311
DESOTO MS 311
APOPKA MEMORIAL MS 310
OSCEOLA MS 310
NOLAN 306
SEBRING MS 306
TOMLIN MS 302
INTERLACHEN JR 301
BRANFORD MS 298
FORT MEADE MS 296
WILLISTON MS 291
LAKE PLACID MS 291
DELAND MS 290
RODGERS MS 275
DOWDELL MS 274
BRADFORD MS 264
ROOSEVELT 264
MULBERRY MS 258
MANN MS 250
STAMBAUGH MS 229
MULRENNAN 188
BOONE MS 90

The highest scoring, overall individual for this event was Ryan Respress (Frostproof MS).

Frostproof MS team members included Colling Byrd, Jose Trejo-Meji, Logan Hyatt, Ryan Hespress.  The advisors are Clay Brantley and Scarlett McCullers.

About FFA Career Development Events (CDEs)

Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.  FFA members in Florida compete in over 30 event areas each year, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics.  Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.  CDEs allow students to prepare for over 300 careers in agriculture and other industries by applying their knowledge and skills obtained from classroom instruction in agricultural education programs.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes 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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News Release – 2014 State Tool ID CDE

Florida FFA Holiday Hours

By | News
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 conferences is schedule to close on January 2 (or sooner if they reach capacity).  Be sure to visit http://www.flaffa.org/events/ to register as soon as possible!
  • Please note that the membership deadline is March 1st.  All names should be entered into the Agricultural Career Network by this point.  Additionally, students must be entered into the Agricultural Career Network to be eligible for FFA Scholarships.  This deadline is February 1 at 5 p.m.  Please do not wait until the last minute to provide access to your seniors to AgCN to complete the process.
  • Please remember that December 31, 2014 is the last day to be included on students records for all SAE based awards (Proficiency/State Degree/American Degree/Stars) for the current school year.  To make the application process a bit easier in the coming months, please encourage your students to go ahead and finalize their 2014 records while they have time over the holiday break.  Likewise, your students must have an active AgCN account in order to submit all SAE based award applications this year.
We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Fort White MS and Kathleen FFA named 2014 State Forestry Champions

By | Career Development Events, Career Development Events - Event Results

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 of the Forestry CDE is to stimulate student interest in forestry, to promote forestry instruction in the agricultural education curriculum, and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skill and competency as a result of forestry instruction.

High School Teams Score Middle School Teams Score
Kathleen 1739 Fort White 1630
Baker County 1735 Tomlin 1562
Durant 1710 Bartow 1480
Cedar Key 1708 Altha 1254
Charlotte 1686 Ocoee 1213
Milton 1637 Buddy Taylor 1182
Altha 1637 Poplar Springs 1084
Bunnell 1563 Keystone Heights 905
South Sumter 1470 Buffalo Creek 847
Clewiston High 1406
Orlando-Colonial 1344

The highest scoring, overall individuals for this event were Cody Clark (Kathleen) and Seth Rutledge (Fort White).

Kathleen team members included Joseph Julian, Hannah Scionti, Cody Clark, and Shelby Carlton.  The advisor is Mr. Kyle Carlton.

Fort White MS team members included Seth Rutledge, Andrew Fave, Tristan Biddle, and Chandler Frisina.  The advisor is Mrs. Jill Huesman.

About FFA Career Development Events (CDEs)

Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market.  FFA members in Florida compete in over 30 event areas each year, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics.  Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.  CDEs allow students to prepare for over 300 careers in agriculture and other industries by applying their knowledge and skills obtained from classroom instruction in agricultural education programs.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 17,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is 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.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes 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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