Please register no later than January 7th, 2016.

To Register select the link: Junior GGIA Certification

or copy and paste into browser:

If you have a Floriculture and/or Nursery Landscape team, your students are
already primed for Jr. GGIA certification.

The Georgia Green Industry Junior Certification Level I program consists of
a written exam and plant identification test. The written test is based on
the educational objectives of the Georgia Agriculture Education
horticulture curriculum and features 50 multiple choice questions. To pass
the written exam, a student must answer thirty-five questions correctly.
The second portion of the certification is a plant identification section
which includes both our FFA Nursery Landscape and Floriculture CDE plants
and some of the disorders (weeds). Fifty plants (including weeds) will be
displayed for students to identify. To pass the identification, a student
must identify thirty-five plants correctly. (See attached plant ID list)

*Date: January 28th, 2016Location:* *Infinite Energy Center (formally the
Gwinnett Center), Duluth, GA*
*Salon 6 & 7*

9:00 - 9:25 Registration and Pick Up Name Badges
9:30 -11:30  Jr. GGIA Testing (Plant ID & Exam)
11:30-12:30 GGIA Career Speaker, Betsey Norton, Owner of Growing Green
Horticulture, followed by Announcement of students who passed and top
scorers, Group Photo
12:30 -3:00 Lunch and Trade Show Visit

*TEACHER COP:* Teachers who attend the full conference day 9:00 -3 p.m. and
have* prepared *students who participate in the Jr GGIA certification
testing are eligible for one COP.
Note:** prepared* means your students come to the certification having
practiced and pass a minimum of one part of the certification.*

*WHO IS ELIGIBLE? * Students grades 6-12th are eligible to register and
test for certification.

*Cost? * $10.00 per student whose school is a GGIA member and $20.00 per
student if their school is not a GGIA member. A membership application is
attached. Schools can join by paying the $50 Educational Membership.

*HOW TO PREPARE* for Junior GGIA Certification

Mr. Todd Hurt, with GGIA,  has prepared a web interactive study site for
Jr. GGIA. Website includes:

Plant Id Practice Quiz, Plant Photo Gallery, Lightbox Gallery, Practice
Written Exam Quiz

To set up an account go to and register as a new

Once you get a confirmation email (it can take up to 30 minutes depending
on traffic to receive the email please be patient) you will be asked to
enter a pass phrase use "qwerty" without the quotes. Please Note: There are
three web courses listed on this page. Please select the course in which
you are registered for or you will be studying the wrong plant list. The
courses are clearly marked. Mr. Hurt has included detailed instructions
inside of the course. Please feel free to contact him if something should
be clearer ([log in to unmask]). He has also added a discussion forum at the top
for reporting of problems.

I've also attached a study guide for the written exam.
*Note :* students who passed part of the certification (example passed
the written exam but did not pass the plant identification) only have
to take the part they did not pass.

*HOW TO JOIN GGIA?* Contact Georgia Green Indsutry Association at
*[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> / 706-632-0100 <706-632-0100>*
*HOW DO I KNOW WHO PASSED? *Exams will be graded the day of testing.

*WHAT IF A STUDENT DOES NOT PASS? *All scores will be given back to
the teachers of the students. An individual student can retake the
exam as many times as he/she desires.

Josh Allen
North Region Ag Education
204 Four Towers
Athens, GA 30602
706-552-4466 office
706-202-0770 cell