2016 FFA District 1 Floriculture CDE

Even though I have followed my dreams by opening a flower shop, educating the florists of the future is still a passion of mine. This year the FFA District 1 Floriculture Career Development Event was held at Penta Career Center. Since I am an advisory committee member for Penta and Sylvania Southview, I was so excited to be asked to judge!  93 students competed and Teams were from all over Northwest Ohio.

As the Certified Florist and Certified Floral Designer of the judges, my job was to run the hands on portion of the competition. The kids were to create a multi-flower pin-on corsage and then my job was to grade their corsage. Some of the students created some beautiful designs! I love grading the corsages and sharing with them what they are able to do to improve.

Jen Linehan CFD, CF judging the hands-on portion of the Ohio District 1 Floriculture Career Development Event.

Jen Linehan CFD, CF judging the hands-on portion of the Ohio District 1 Floriculture Career Development Event.

 

The written test.

The written test.

The placing classes portion of the Floriculture CDE.

The placing classes portion of the Floriculture CDE.

The Identification part of the CDE. Fresh flowers, indoor plants, insects, diseases and floral supplies.

The Identification part of the CDE. Fresh flowers, indoor plants, insects, diseases and floral supplies.

I had so much fun helping at the Ohio District 1 Floriculture Career Development Event! I can’t wait to hear which team won and how each team does at the State Competition in April.

Jen taught Horticulture at Southview High School for 2 years at Floral Design and Greenhouse for 3 years at the Natural Science Technology Center for Toledo Public Schools. She has a Bachelor’s in Agriculture Education and Master’s in Career Technical Education. If you are interested in Jen teaching your organization floral design skills or speaking to your group, please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 or email jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com

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