8 FFA members from across the state earned their Junior GGIA
Certification Saturday at the 2014 State FFA Convention.

Alexis Ruis - Colquitt County
Cody Williams - Colquitt County
Trey Daniels - Colquitt County
Danyela Salas - Colquitt County
Holly Sawyer - Portal High
Hayden Farthing - Southeast Bulloch
Bryan Piet - Southeast Bulloch

Another 9 FFA members passed half of the certification testing and
will have the opportunity to complete their certification at a later date.

The Georgia Green Industry Junior Certification program consists of a
written exam and plant identification practicum. The written test is
based on the educational objectives of the Georgia Agriculture
Education horticulture pathway curriculum and standard practices in
the horticulture industry.

30 students prepared and attempted the rigorous certification testing. Results for all students are attached.  A score of 70 or higher is passed for EACH section.

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.

Thank you to Todd Hurt with GGIA for helping set up the plant identification part of certification and with scoring and thank you to Yvette Crick for helping with registration.

Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071
fax - 478-825-6980