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Please don't miss this opportunity for you and your students.



On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Josh Allen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Teachers,
> Please register no later than January 8th, 2018.
>
> To Register select the link: GGIA Junior Certification
> <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHgRUpHpxBbJ9GRQJCV8RF1mFyESvXanTQKSsasyOU6bSPQA/viewform>
>
>
> or copy and paste into browser:
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHgRUpHpxBbJ9GRQJCV8RF
> 1mFyESvXanTQKSsasyOU6bSPQA/viewform
>
> 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)
>
> AGAIN THIS YEAR
> Testing will take place on Friday!
> Also, there will be a breakout session designed specifically for ag
> teachers to be held while your students are testing! This will be a great
> opportunity to get relevant training from green industry leaders.
>
>
>
> *Date: January 26th, 2018Location:* *Infinite Energy Center (formally the
> Gwinnett Center), Duluth, GA*
>
> *DRAFT AGENDA*
> *GGIA Jr. Plant Professional Certification Agenda*
> 9-10am - Check In (Ballroom A)
> 10am - 12noon - Plant ID and Written Exam
> 10am - 12noon - Teacher Breakout Session
> 12-1pm - Lunch and Career Speakers, Top scores, group photo
> 1-3pm - Practice NL ID (*new this year*) and Tradeshow Visit
>
>
> *TEACHER COP:* Teachers who attend the full conference day 9:30 -3:30
> 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. If you have not already,
> please consider joining GGIA. They do a lot to support our program and I
> feel it is appropriate to support them as well. A membership application is
> attached. Schools can join by paying the $50 Educational Membership.
>
>
> *HOW TO PREPARE* for Junior GGIA Certification
>
> Visit the 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 http://urbanagtraining.com and register as a
> new user.
>
> 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?* Membership Application is attached (your should select Education Membership ($50) and have your school or FFA Chapter join). Contact Georgia Green Indsutry Association with any additional questions 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 <(706)%20552-4466> office
> 706-202-0770 <(706)%20202-0770> cell
>
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