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The FFA Citrus Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the FFA Leadership Training Center (LTC) in Haines City.
Online Registration for this event is currently open and will close November 26 at 5:00 pm.  Once the registration system closes, it is likely that 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.  
Onsite Registration will begin at 8:30am with the event starting at 9:30am.  Event rules can be found at
Event Location: 
Florida FFA Leadership Training Center (LTC)
5000 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL  33844
  • Exam will be 25 questions for high school teams and 15 questions for middle school teams
  • Each question will be worth one (1) point
  • Citrus Growing in Florida, Fifth Edition, will be the official reference for the exam (see below)
  • Exam questions for 2013 will come from the “odd” numbered chapters.

Reference Information:

Citrus Growing in Florida, 5th Edition.  Frederick S. Davies and Larry K. Jackson

Details: 352 pages, 6 x 9
Cloth: $29.95   ISBN 13: 978-0-8130-3409-6   ISBN 10: 0-8130-3409-4
Pubdate: 10/25/2009

Below are a few helpful links:
This is a link to a publication that is out of print.  It may be helpful when trying to determine citrus varieties.  The link is as  follows:
Note from the Event Coordinator:  Anyone needing copies of SP176, “Identification of mites, insects, diseases, nutritional symptoms and disorders on citrus”,  the UF/IFAS publication department has the old version at a reduced price of $4 each. The list price was previously $12. A few items were added to the new version but for the difference in price the old version should still provide value.  You are encouraged to place order by phone rather than online.  To contact the IFAS Bookstore, please call:  352-392-1764 or 800-226-1764.
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