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  JJC Invitational Horticulture CDE 2023  
  Lucas Allen  1/27/2023 9:21:00 AM  

Dear Instructor,

The Horticulture Department at Joliet Junior College would like to extend an invitation to you and your students, to compete in its annual Horticulture Career Development event.  The CDE is on Thursday, April 13, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.  The contest will take place at the:

Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center

17840 W. Laraway Road

Joliet, IL 60433

(815) 723-3645

The cost is $25.00 per team or $5.00 per student.  A team consists of 5 students.  Each school may enter up to three teams.  Please send payment the day of the contest.  Make checks payable to Joliet Junior College.   

You may register by calling or emailing David Bartz at 815-280-6692 or   Please provide the number of students you are planning to bring so we can plan accordingly. The registration deadline is March 18.

The CDE with consist of the following Events:

  • Judge eight (8) classes
  • Completion of written exam
  • Identification of 50 plants
  • Identifying and controlling plant disorders
  • Nursery Landscape tool identification

The college will again be offering scholarships to the top five individuals.  These scholarships are for students planning to attend Joliet Junior College to pursue a degree or a certificate in Horticulture.  This award is available to any high school senior who competes at this contest. Successful recipients will be notified by mail.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to use their classroom knowledge.  It is also a great way for the students to see what educational opportunities the college has to offer in the area of Agriculture and Horticulture.  We look forward to your participation.



            David Bartz                             

            Asst. Prof. of Horticulture         

Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: 815-530-2065
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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