High school’s FFA team wins recognition at national competition
Posted on 10/24/2016

On Friday night, McMinnville High School students won recognition at the National FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) competition.

The students were awarded a Team Bronze emblem, and first-time competitor Taylor Ames finished with a national ranking of 58th and Luis Garibaldo ranked 74th, which earned them both individual Silver emblem awards.

The winners were announced at an awards banquet during the National FFA Convention & Expo, held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The National FFA Nursery/Landscape CDE is a competitive event in which FFA members test their knowledge and skills in nursery practices and landscaping. Participants must complete a general knowledge exam testing horticultural principles including plant anatomy, production, marketing, turf, landscape design and maintenance.

Each participant must also complete practicums involving a landscape estimating, plant propagation or potting, identification of plants, disorders and equipment. Each team competed on local and state levels to earn the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.