Participants in the Floriculture CDE gain real-world knowledge of all aspects of the industry relevant to production and retail of flowers, plants and foliage. Students must identify plants, make pertinent decisions in solving day-to-day problems that occur in any part of the business and complete an exam that tests their general knowledge. Skill activities, such as flower arranging and corsage design, allow students to showcase their knowledge and talent.
WA FFA Floriculture Operations Manual 2018-19 (from T. Whitcomb 9/8/18)
2018 State Winning Team: Woodland, coached by Mary Ellen Vetter
2017 State Winning Team: Richland, coached by Danielle Jelinick
2016 State Winning Team: Cedarcrest, coached by Sarah Thomas
2015 State Winning Team: Sedro-Woolley (Wayne Ramsey)
2017-2018 Schedule & Information (per T. Brown 8/7/17)
Floral Practicums: Nursery Practicums:
Floral arrangement verbal customer relations
job interview written customer relations
growing practices potting/propagation
one on one sales* mechanical assessment and solution
plant disorders* turf/lawn assessment and solution
**For your planning: we have changed the start time for nursery to 4pm. There are some changes coming to both contests and I am working on updating the manuals to reflect those. please be patient with me.
happy summer! Tracy *(updated per email from T. Whitcomb 10/1/17)