The Area VI Floriculture CDE was quite an event yesterday with 17 Junior teams and 16 Senior teams competing. Advisors, thank you for working with your students in preparing them for this contest.

It is my goal to conduct every CDE with integrity and with the students best interest in mind. Please express my gratitude to all of the FFA members who participated yesterday for their cooperation, patience and excellent conduct. The large numbers in both the junior and senior event combined with the restrictions on space in the testing rooms made the process of going through all the components of the CDE a lengthy challenge, however the students took that all in stride.

Special thanks to Ms Abbie Halbig for coordinating the event at Coffee County High School and Area Teachers Mr. Justin Sealy and Mr. Tommy Waldrop for their assistance.

Thank you to our room monitors:
Ms. Krista Morris (SR Exam)
Mr. Ward Cole (SR Disorders)
Ms. Audrey Davis (SR Problem Solving)
Ms. Brittany Smith (SR ID)
Mr. Richard Herrin (JR ID)
Ms. Berrie Allen (JR Exam)

Pictures of all plant material, equipment, supplies, and disorders used in the CDE will be posted on my portal soon for your review.  Attached are the complete team and individual scores.

Congratulations to the top 2 Junior teams that advance to the State Floriculture CDE in February:
1st place --- Appling Middle, Advisor Ricky Barnes
2nd place --- Brantley Middle, Advisor Krista Morris
High Individual -- Chris Cook, Appling Middle

Congratulations to the top 2 Senior teams that advance to the State Floriculture CDE in February:
1st place --- Coffee Co High, Advisor Abbie Halbig
2nd place --- Camden Co High, Advisor Karyn Chester
High Individual -- Chason Lenz, Liberty County

Yvette H. Smith
South Region Horticulture Area Teacher
Georgia Agricultural Education
ABAC 34 - 2802 Moore Highway
Tifton, GA 31793
Office Number 229.386.3213
Cell Number 912.682.2869