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Event Registration: 2017 Spring Online Preliminary Exams

FFA Advisors,

Registration for the following ONLINE Career Development Event preliminaries is now open:  

Spring online preliminary testing will be held on February 28, 2016Registration will remain open until Tuesday,February 14th at 5:00 PM.  After that time registrations will not be accepted.  
 
 
Please read the following information carefully to ensure that you, your students and proctor are prepared for online testing.
 
 
IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that all team members must be current on the membership roster in order to be eligible for participation.  If membership is questioned in any competitive event or award programs held above the chapter level, the advisor must then show evidence that state and national dues were paid prior to the student having participated in that event or award program.  If membership for any team member is determined to be unpaid, the team will be disqualified from the event.
 
Online CDE Exam FAQs
 
What do I do to get ready for the exams?
You will need to register each team online just like any other CDE.  When you register, you’ll tell us who’s proctoring the exam and about what time you’ll be taking it.  Additionally, you’ll need to communicate with your proctor about their responsibilities and schedule a time and location where you’ll have access to computers.
 
Who can be a proctor?
School administrators, computer lab coordinators, media specialists, guidance counselors, testing coordinators, teachers not affiliated with the agriculture program, other non-instructional school or school district officials. A proctor cannot be related to someone taking the exam or to a agriculture teacher at the school.
 
When do I have to identify the proctor?
You will need to identify the proctor when you register your team for the exam.
 
What do I have to do to get the proctor ready?
When you register your team, you will provide your proctor’s name and email address.  A confirmation email along with the exam code will be immediately sent to the proctor.  All you should do as the teacher is confirm that the proctor has received the code and have scheduled a time and location for the exam.  
 
Can I take a sample exam?
Yes, it is HIGHLY recommended that each Advisor and student taking an exam try the sample test available now at FLAFFA.org/exam. To take the sample exam visit: https://flaffa.org/exam
 
What exactly does the proctor have to do on the day of the exam?
The proctor will need to “activate” the exam on each computer for each student.  They will need their email address along with the exam code sent to them when the team was registered.  After successfully activating each exam, the proctor will need to monitor the students so that there is no talking and no assistance provided from external websites, etc. 
 
What time is the test?
The exam site will open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM.  Your teams can take the exam at anytime during this time frame.
 
Do all of my students have to take the exam at the same time?
Yes, your entire team will need to take the exam at the same time.
 
Are students able to go back and forth within the test?
Yes, your students will be able to go back and forth between questions during the exam.  It is highly encouraged that you and your students review the example test that is available on the Florida FFA Exam site.
 
Will my team members be taking the same test?
Yes, all of your students will see the same questions, but the questions will be randomized for each student taking an exam.
 
What information will my students need to provide on the day of the exam?
Students will be required to enter their name and chapter.  Please be sure that your team members know which chapter they are from, e.g. Gainesville JUNIOR, SENIOR, or MIDDLE.
 
What materials may students have when taking the exam?
All general CDE guidelines apply during online exams including that participants will not be allowed to utilize personal electronic devices during the exam. Participants who access personal electronic devices without prior approval of the event officials will be disqualified.  Students taking the Dairy Evaluation CDE exam may have paper and pencil for the pedigree portion of the exam.
 
Can I test multiple teams at the same time?
Yes, if you have Ag Communications, Aquaculture, Ag Mechanics and Vet Science  teams, all of them can test at the same time or at different times throughout the day.  AN ENTIRE TEAM must take their exam at the same time.
 
What happens when technology fails?
In the case of a technology failure, you should contact Florida FFA immediately.  If your student accidently closes their browser during the exam they may log back in on the same computer and the exam will start where the student left off.
 
What if I need to change my proctor?
Please contact Florida FFA immediately so that we can create and provide an exam code to your new proctor.
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URGENT: 2017 OH Demo Hosts

Advisors – If you are serving as the host for your District OH Demo CDE please respond to hannah.huggins@flaffa.org with the following information:

– Host Advisor/Contact

– Date of the event

– Location

– Check-In Time

– Event Start Time

Please respond with as much of this information as you can by Friday, February 3rd. If you have already provided your information, please confirm that the original information you sent me is correct (see attached document).  

Thank you in advance for serving as a host this year!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

OH Demo Hosts_1_30.pdf

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Event Reminder: 2017 MS Horse Evaluation CDE

FFA Advisors,

Please find below a list of teams currently registered for the MS Horse Evaluation CDE

To register, visit: http://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/2017_ms_horse_registration_form

Online Registration for this event is now open at flaffa.org and will close on January 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.Once the registration system closes no further registrations will be accommodated.  Please keep in mind that online registration is required and will only be made available to those chapters who have submitted the membership information, dues and Quality Chapter Plan.  If your chapter is not listed on the registration system, please check to see that your membership information, dues and Quality Chapter Plan have been submitted.  

For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheet.

IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that all team members must be current on the membership roster in order to be eligible for participation.  If membership is questioned in any competitive event or award programs held above the chapter level, the advisor must then show evidence that state and national dues were paid prior to the student having participated in that event or award program.  If membership for any team member is determined to be unpaid, the team will be disqualified from the event.

Registered Teams

Chapter
Apopka Memorial Middle
Bartow Middle
Branford
Breakfast Point Middle
Bronson MS
Buddy Taylor Middle
Buffalo Creek
Cedar Key Middle
Chiefland Middle
Corner Lake Middle
Crystal Lake Middle
Dowdell Middle
Dunnellon Middle
Grand Ridge
Gray MS
Horizon Academy
Hudson MS
Keystone Heights Middle
Madison Central Middle
Osceola Middle
Palmetto
Piedmont Lakes Middle
River Springs Middle
South Sumter Middle
SunRidge Middle
Suwannee Middle
Westwood MS
Wildwood Middle
Williston Middle
Wolf Lake Middle

Event Overview – 2017 State MS Horse Evaluation CDE.pdf

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Event Reminder: 2017 HS Livestock Evaluation CDE& Horse Evaluation CDE Prelims

FFA Advisors,

Please find attached a list of teams currently registered for the State Fair CDEs (HS Livestock Prelim CDE & HS Horse Prelim CDE).

Once the registration system closes no further registrations will be accommodated.  Please keep in mind that online registration is required and will only be made available to those chapters who have submitted the membership information, dues and Quality Chapter Plan.  If your chapter is not listed on the registration system, please check to see that your membership information, dues and Quality Chapter Plan have been submitted.  

For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheets.

IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that all team members must be current on the membership roster in order to be eligible for participation.  If membership is questioned in any competitive event or award programs held above the chapter level, the advisor must then show evidence that state and national dues were paid prior to the student having participated in that event or award program.  If membership for any team member is determined to be unpaid, the team will be disqualified from the event.

 

Event Overview – 2017 State HS Livestock Preliminary CDE.pdf

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Event Overview – 2017 State HS Horse Preliminary CDE.pdf

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2017HSLivestockPrelims_RegisteredTeams_1_20.pdf

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2017HSHorsePrelimsRegistrationForm_RegisteredTeams_1_20.pdf

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Event Registration – 2017 State Fair Practice Poultry CDE

FFA Advisors,

Registration for CDEs at the 2017 Florida State Fair Practice Poultry CDE is now open.  Registration closes on February 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  Please note that each chapter may register both an “A” team and a “B” team for this event however, in order to register a B team you must have a full, 4-man A team registered first.  

To register, visit: http://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/2017_state_fair_poultry_registration_form

Once the registration system closes no further registrations will be accommodated.  Please keep in mind that online registration is required and will only be made available to those chapters who have submitted the membership information, dues and Quality Chapter Plan.  If your chapter is not listed on the registration system, please check to see that your membership information, dues and Quality Chapter Plan have been submitted.  

Event Changes:  This year as part of the CDE revision process there were a few changes made to the Poultry CDE.  Those changes are summarized below.  For your convenience, the updated rules and scorecards are attached.  

Exterior Eggs – For the 2017 CDE, the following guidelines for the Exterior Quality Egg Class will be used.  Eggs can be assigned one of the following grades:  Grade AA/A, Grade B, or non-gradable (dirty).  Please note that for this contest, the nongradable category should be used for those eggs that are considered dirty.  Information that refers to other egg conditions in the nongradable category will not be used.  Those eggs that were considered DIRTY in past contests will be assigned to the NONGRADABLE category for the 2017 contest.  The class will consist of ten (10) eggs.

Interior Eggs – Eggs in this class can be assigned one of the following grades: Grade AA, Grade A, Grade B, or Loss.  In previous contests, the term inedible was used for eggs that did not receive grades AA, A, or B.  For the 2017 contest, that term (inedible) will be replaced with LOSS.   The class will consist of ten (10) eggs.

Ready-To-Cook Chicken Carcasses – For the Chicken Carcass Grading Class (RTC Class), the grades that may be assigned to a carcass are: Grade A, Grade B, and Grade C.  THERE WILL NOT BE A NONGRADABLE CATEGORY FOR THIS CLASS therefore the NG column on the scorecard WILL NOT be used.  Wingtips will be removed from carcasses if they contain broken or disjointed bones.  The class will consist of ten (10) carcasses.

For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheet.

IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that all team members must be current on the membership roster in order to be eligible for participation.  If membership is questioned in any competitive event or award programs held above the chapter level, the advisor must then show evidence that state and national dues were paid prior to the student having participated in that event or award program.  If membership for any team member is determined to be unpaid, the team will be disqualified from the event.

Event Overview – 2017 State Fair Poultry Practice CDE.pdf

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HS Poultry Evaluation CDE.pdf

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MS Poultry Evaluation CDE.pdf

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Event Information: 2017 Food Science CDE

FFA Advisors,

The following information pertains to those preparing for the 2017 Food Science Career Development Event (CDE). A list of prequalified teams are attached.

The State Food Science CDE will be held Saturday, February 4th at the University of Florida.  See the attached Event Overview sheet for complete event information and tentative schedule. 

Please note that the contest introductions will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. (tentative)  All directions for this event (including sensory directions) will be given at this time so that we can maintain our scheduled rotation.  If your team is not present for the introduction, we will be unable to hold up the rotation to provide directions later.  Students will forfeit any portion of the contest missed because of late arrival.

Registration for this event is based on the maximum number of teams advancing from the preliminary Food Science CDE recently held in conjunction with the Fall Preliminary Testing.   Please note that we will not be able to accommodate alternates at this event.   IMPORTANT:  If you are registered and will not be able to participate, please notify us as soon as possible. 

IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that all team members must be current on the membership roster in order to be eligible for participation.  If membership is questioned in any competitive event or award programs held above the chapter level, the advisor must then show evidence that state and national dues were paid prior to the student having participated in that event or award program.  If membership for any team member is determined to be unpaid, the team will be disqualified from the event.

Event Overview – 2017 State Food Science CDE.pdf

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2016_HIGH-SCHOOL_Food_Science_CDE_Preliminary_CDE_Results_Summary.pdf

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2016_MIDDLE-SCHOOL_Food_Science_CDE_Preliminary_CDE_Results_Summary.pdf

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Event Results – 2017 Environmental Science CDE Finals

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2017 High School State Environmental Science Career Development Event. The purpose of this event is to stimulate student interest and to promote environmental and natural resource instruction in the agricultural education curriculum and to provide recognition for those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of environmental and natural resource instruction.

A special thanks goes to our event superintendent Diane Mealo and the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center for coordinating and hosting the event.

As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

An official press release will be available once results are considered official.

2017_Environmental_Science_CDE_Results_Summary.PDF

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2017_Environmental_Science_CDE_Individual_Results.PDF

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