Greetings from the UGA Tifton Campus,
The UGA Tifton Agricultural Education students along with the UGA Tifton Collegiate FFA is hosting the second annual UGA FFA Invitation in Tifton (UFIT) competition. This will be a mock CDE contest and is open state wide to all FFA Chapters. The competitions will be held on November 16, 2011 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The competitions include Agricultural Communications, FFA Quiz, Junior and Senior Nursery Landscape, and Junior and Senior Prepared Public Speaking.
This is NOT a regional or state level contest; this competition is strictly for practice of the students but it will be facilitated according to regional contest rules. Please see below for additional contest descriptions. Official dress is highly recommended for Prepared Public Speaking and chapter t-shirts or official dress is recommended for the other events.
The contest check-in will start at 4:00 p.m., and the contest will start at 4:30 p.m. You are welcome to have more than one entry per competition, but a student can only compete in one competition at the event. A five dollar entry fee per person will be applied to cover costs of food and other necessities and is payable at check-in. Please make checks payable to UGA Tifton Collegiate FFA. If you wish to send your payment before the event, you can mail it to UGA Tifton Collegiate FFA, P.O. Box 748, Tifton, Georgia 31793. Please RSVP by November 1, 2011.
In addition to the FFA events, we will also have representatives and ambassadors for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Tifton Campus available to talk to your students. They will also be giving away door prizes during the awards ceremony.
Awards will be given at the conclusion of the event after all scores have been tabulated. We will award all first place teams and individuals with a plaque and second place teams and individuals with a framed certificate.
Chapters may register by submitting the form at the following link:
Please RSVP by November 1, 2011.
UGA Tifton Agricultural Education Students
Agricultural Communications: The event will consist of a 25 question Communications Quiz and a 25 question Editing Quiz for each team member. Each team will consist of three students, and the teams will be ranked on the scores of all three team members.
FFA Quiz: The FFA Quiz competition will be facilitated differently than the official contest since the area level competition has already occurred. The FFA Quiz will
consist of a team of three that will each be responsible for completing a 50 question exam. 40 questions will cover topics that include FFA history, basics, activities, and people. 10 questions will cover topics relating to parliamentary procedure. The top
four teams will then be invited to participate in a quiz bowl round that includes similar questions as well as a potpourri category. This section of the event will take place during while the other contest scores are being compiled.
Nursery Landscape: Teams will consist of three to four members, and the top three individual scores will be added to determine the team score. The Junior Division will consist of plant identification of 25 specimens and a 25 question general knowledge exam. The Senior Division will include identification of 25 plants and/or equipment, a 25 question general knowledge exam, 5 problem solving questions, identification of 10 disorders, and a landscape practicum.Public Speaking: Students competing in the Junior Division will present a four to six minute speech. Students competing in the Senior Division will present a six to eight minute speech and will be allowed five additional minutes to answer questions relating to the speech. Manuscripts for all public speaking participants are due by Friday, November 4. Please email manuscripts to [log in to unmask]