Floriculture

Career Development Events

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Project Description

The Floriculture Career Development Event (CDE) requires students to identify plants, judge flower arrangements and solve problems. Participants also demonstrate skills in flower arranging, propagation and the preparation of floral and foliage products for sale.

This four-person team event is designed to create an interest in career preparation for all current and future aspects of the floriculture industry through leadership development and hands on technical skill development using industry standards that are delivered through the agricultural education curriculum. Teams are judged on their ability to perform an assignment similar to one routinely performed in the floriculture industry. Additionally, individual members are called up to contribute to the team’s effort by completing events such as a general floriculture examination, an identification of plant materials and equipment, a problem-solving exercise, a practicum, a job interview and a floral arrangement.

This event builds skills that are important to careers in greenhouse and field production management, garden center and floral shop management and floral design management. Students who excel show a well-rounded knowledge of horticulture, the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants and the floral industry.

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CAREER PATHWAY
PATHWAY EVENTS
CDE Handbook
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Information
Certification
2018 Event Results
2018 NATIONAL TEAM EVENT WINNER

Owensville FFA, Missouri

2018 NATIONAL TOP PARTICIPANT WINNER

Nick Newlin

Southern Alamance FFA, North Carolina

EVENT SPONSORS
 
Ball Horticultural Company
Bayer
 
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