The Nursery, Landscape & Floriculture Career Development Event is to introduce and strengthen 4-H and FFA students in the practical knowledge of the environmental horticulture industry. Student participants study for hands-on identification tests of pests, plants, and tools that are commonly seen in the nursery industry leading up to a one day test at the Extension Office in Seffner, and then on to state and national tests.
Students will compete for cash prizes and trophies for top performers as individuals and school and chapter teams. Students gain a working knowledge that can be applied in work related employment or for future endeavors within the industry or continuing education.
For video and rules: http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu/agriculture/youth_career_event.shtml
This event is sponsored by Extension, 4-H, FFA, local nurseries including Tampa Wholesale Nursery and Riverview Flower Farm, Nursery Allied Trade such as ProSource One, and the FNGLA Tampa Chapter.
When & Where
Hillsborough County Extension Service
The mission of the Hillsborough Extension Office is to respond to local issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H/youth development, and family and consumer sciences.
Your Hillsborough County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Your local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida. They are trained professionals who are here to serve you.