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Georgia FFA was represented well by 92 teachers and students who
attended the Georgia Green Industry Conference January 26th.

Upon arrival, students prepared and attempted the rigorous junior GGIA
certification testing.  The written test is based on the educational
objectives of the Georgia Agriculture Education horticulture pathway
curriculum and standard practices in the horticulture industry.  To
pass the written exam, a student must answer thirty-five questions
correctly. The second portion of the certification is plant
identification. Fifty plants are displayed for students to identify.
To pass the identification, a student must identify thirty-five plants
correctly.

The students spent the remaining hours of the day attending career
educational sessions, followed by the opportunity to meet and talk
with more than 100 horticulture industry representatives. The purpose
of the junior certification is to connect students with Georgia Green
Industry linking classroom instruction directly to real life.
Additionally the certification process establishes guidelines for
academic achievement and competence while promoting students in the
future of the horticulture industry.  To date, Georgia FFA has 104
students who have passed all requirements for Junior GGIA
certification. Additionally numerous FFA members have passed a
significant part of the testing and have plans to complete their
certification at the state FFA Convention in April 2012.

Congratulations to FFA Members Who Became Junior GGIA Certified
1. Warren Snell, Pike Co High,  (Top Score)
2. Dustin Anderson, Mary Persons High, (Second High Score)
3. Mikayla Crews, Colquitt County High
4. Troy Williams, Winder Barrow HIgh
5. Ansley Clark, Mary Persons High
6. Jayme Burch, Mary Persons High
7. Foster Hopkins, Mary Persons High
8. Jessica McLendon, Mary Persons High
9. Woodrow Wilder, Mary Persons High
10. Josie Barnes, Portal High
11. Ryan Rogers, Portal High
12. Logan Stephens, Portal High



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Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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