Environmental Horticulture Production
Youth Career Development Event
The Career Development Event will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Hillsborough County UF/IFASA Extension Service. Click on the link below for more details, including rules and regulations.
The Nursery, Landscape & Floriculture Career Development Event is to introduce and strengthen 4-H and FFA students in the practical knowledge of the environmental horticulture industry. Student participants study for hands-on identification tests of pests, plants, and tools that are commonly seen in the nursery industry leading up to a one day test at the Extension Office in Seffner City, and then on to state and national tests.
Students will compete for cash prizes and trophies for top performers as individuals and school and chapter teams. Students gain a working knowledge that can be applied in work related employment or for future endeavors within the industry or continuing education.
The event is sponsored by Extension, 4-H, FFA, local nurseries including Tampa Wholesale Nursery and Riverview Flower Farm, Nursery Allied Trade such as ProSource One, and the FNGLA Tampa Chapter.