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Future Farmers of America Floriculture, Nursery, and Landscape Competition

May 17, 2022

Sponsored by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), the advocacy group for Florida’s $31.4 billion industry, high school and middle school students participated today in the annual Future Farmers of America Floriculture, Nursery, and Landscape competition at the FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, Florida. Teams from around the state were challenged in areas of plant identification, retail plant display, irrigation, and pest control. The event is designed to foster job skills and career opportunities in everything from communications to mechanics helping students think more critically, communicate more clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive real-world environment.

PLANTZ president Steve Stanford served as a volunteer guide for participating students. “It’s gratifying to help with our future industry leaders,” said Steve. “It was also reassuring to meet several very talented students who are interested in making a career of landscaping, growing, and retailing.


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