Raleigh, NC – The Chatham Central FFA Chapter recently competed at the 88th North Carolina State FFA Convention. The convention was held at the Raleigh Convention center from June 20-23rd. Over 2,500 FFA members from all across the state were in attendance.
The Chatham Central team placed second in the Nursery Landscape Career Development Event. Team members include: (l-r) Chris Hart (advisor), Jamie Wilson, Jordan Harris, Savannah Dowdy, Caden Fields and Nick Oldham. Nick Oldham was the high scoring individual in the state.
The Nursery Landscape Career Development Event stimulates career interest, encourages proficiency development, and recognizes excellence in nursery practices and landscaping through the agricultural education curriculum. The event includes all aspects of the industry in producing, marketing, utilizing, and maintaining landscape plants in addition to related products, equipment, and services. Objectives of this event include: identification of landscape plant material and plant disorders, utilization of cultural practices such as growing techniques, design and construction of landscapes, and demonstration of effective written and oral communication skills.