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 Career Development Events

Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. These events are designed to help a member prepare for a career in agriculture by testing and challenging the student's technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their knowledge of the subject matter.

Many CDEs are qualifying events for the National FFA CDE competition and/or offer scholarship opportunities.


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 TitleModified Date
Sign up for a CDE10/1/2015
Accessing CDE Moodle Materials10/1/2015
CDE Moodle Site10/1/2015
MN CDE Handbook10/1/2015

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Career Development Event

Participants

Ranking

Contest Date

AGRICULTURE COMMUNICATION

The purpose this event is to provide individuals with basic communications skills necessary to take advantage of career opportunities in agricultural communications. Public communications about agricultural products, practices and policies are essential to the future of agriculture.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 

State

3/16/17

UofM

AGRICULTURAL ISSUES FORUM

Students from each team have identified and researched agricultural issues of local, state, national or international concern. The members then work with local community groups in an outreach effort to create a forum of information about their specific agricultural issue.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell

 

 

State

TBD

UofM

 

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AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS

Members complete a written exam, demonstrate problem solving and hands-on performance skills. Areas of emphasis are energy systems, environmental/natural resources system, machinery and equipment systems, structural systems, and industry and marketing systems.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 

 

2/16/17

Foley

AGRICULTURAL SALES

 Participants complete a fifty-question exam and make a sales presentation of an agricultural product with a written project summary. The participants also complete one of the following four practicums: customer relations, advertising and promotion, telephone skills or product display. The team also works together in the completion of a market analysis

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

 

 

12/15/16

UofM

FFA QUIZ BOWL

The purpose of this contest is to provide an opportunity for Greenhands to compete with those from other chapters in regard to their basic knowledge of FFA.  A written test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions will be taken from the current Official FFA Manual.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

 

 

4/11/17

HLWW

CREED

This CDE is for 8th & 9th grade members only!  Members memorize and recite the National FFA Creed.  Members are judged on presentation, delivery, and interpretation.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell  

Jenna Skarphol
 
 
Brynn Miron
 Region: 2nd Place
State Qualifying!
 
Region:  8th Place

12/15/16

UofM

CROPS (AGRONOMY)

Members identify crops, assess quality, and determine proper weed and insect control measures.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 
 

4/6/17

Chisago Lakes

DAIRY EVALUATION

Members complete a written exam relating to the dairy industry, evaluate dairy cattle on physical characteristics using linear classification and pedigrees, and give oral reasons explaining their placing of a class.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell

 Amanda Zaudtke
Patrick Kenneally
Luke Wallner
Region:  7th Place
State Qualifying!

10/4/16

UofM

MILK QUALITY & PRODUCTS

Members complete a written exam on milk production and marketing, evaluate milk samples for flavor and quality, identify cheeses, evaluate sediment pads and milker parts for defects, demonstrate problem-solving skills in distinguishing real and artificial dairy foods, merchandising dairy foods, & current issues in marketing dairy foods.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell

Theresa Stafford
Amanda Zaudtke
Region:  12th Place

11/17/16

Princeton

DAIRY HANDLERS ACTIVITY

Evaluates members' abilities to properly show dairy cattle. Judging is based on poise of the handlers and their abilities to display animals to their best advantage.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell

 

 

State Convention

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EXTEMPORANEOUS PUBLIC SPEAKING

Student contestants have 30 minutes to prepare and deliver a speech on a topic drawn from several possible subjects related to agriculture, Judging is based on quality and delivery of the speech and the ability to answer questions from the judges. 

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron 

 

 

12/15/16

UofM

FARM BUREAU DISCUSSION MEET

This invitational contest allows members to discuss current issues in the area of agriculture.  Students will visit about this topics in a community forum.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell

 Abby Huset
 
 
 
Jenna Skarphol 
 Region: 2nd Place
State Qualifying!
 
 
Region: Final 6

1/16/17

HLWW

FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Members demonstrate knowledge and abilities in applying economic principles to agriculture and agribusiness by completing a written test and solving farm analysis problems.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 

 

Invite

12/15/16

UofM

 

 

4/6/17

Chisago Lakes

FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

This Minnesota only CDE consists of identification of twelve specimens in each of four groups: insects, birds, mammals and fish. There is a written test of 15 questions on each of the four groups.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 
 

2/16/17

Foley

FLORAL DESIGN

(Region IV Only)

Students will create floral arrangements using the six elements of design.  Arrangements will be made prior to the event and transported to the contest location to be evaluated. 

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward 

 

 

4/11/17

HLWW

FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Members will be stimulated by learning activities relative to food science and technology in the food industry. In addition, students will develop a good working perspective for utilizing sound principles in a decision-making process.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

Kalley Tietje
Jenna Skarphol
McKenna Nelson
Sydney Parker 

 Chatfield Invite:  3rd Place

TBD

See Mrs. Ward

FLORICULTURE

Members demonstrate proficiency in plant identification, problem solving and skills that include flower arranging, propagation, preparation of floral and foliage products for sale, plant disorders, merchandising and a job interview. 

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

Kalley Tietje
Cassidy Laflair
Sydney Parker
Silver

Invite

12/15/16

UofM

 
 
 

4/6/17

Chisago Lakes

FORESTRY

Members demonstrate knowledge through a written exam of basic forestry principles, tree and equipment identification, and demonstration of practical forestry skills, such as forest disorders, forest management, inventory and approved silviculture practices.  

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

 
 

4/6/17

Chisago Lakes

HORSE EVALUATION

Student contestants evaluate halter classes which include Quarter Horse, Conformation Hunter, Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint and Morgan; or they evaluate performance classes which may include Western Pleasure, Western Riding (Pattern One), reining, English Pleasure (Saddle Seat), Hunter Under Saddle (Hunt Seat), and Hunter Hack. Members give oral reasons explaining their placing of specific classes and complete a 20-minute examination on equine science selections, management and production. 

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

Samanth Hildreth
Paige Wesbrook
Hannah Kuusisto
Jenna Skarphol
Callie Johnson 
 Region:  5th Place
State Qualifying!

10/4/16

UofM

EMPLOYMENT SKILLS

This Minnesota only CDE provides students the experience of applying for agricultural related position assist them to attain their occupational goal. Students develop letter of applications, resume, and application form and go a personal interview. 

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

Megan Palmer

Region Champion
State Qualifying!

12/15/16

UofM

LIVESTOCK EVALUATION

Members evaluate beef cattle, sheep and swine on physical characteristics and records for market and breeding usage. Members give oral reasons explaining their placing of certain classes.  

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

 Maria Anderson
Grace Ackerman
Alessandra Hale
Rebecca Anderson
Sofia Dodge
Noah Praught
Gavin Arntzen
Region:  8th Place 

10/4/16

UofM

MARKETING PLAN

Members develop practical skills in the marketing process through the development and presentation of a plan that promotes a current or proposed agricultural product, supply or service.  

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 
 

State Convention 

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MEATS EVALUATION

Members complete a written test, judge quality yield and grade of beef carcasses and evaluate and place beef, lamb and pork carcasses Students also identify various cuts of meat in relations to species, primal and retail cuts. 

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron 

 

 

2/16/17

Foley

PREPARED PUBLIC SPEAKING

Student contestants write and deliver a six to eight minute speech related to agriculture. Speakers are judged on content and composition, delivery of the speech and their ability to answer questions from the judges.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell 

 

 

12/15/16
UofM

NOVICE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

This Minnesota only CDE, members demonstrate their proficiency at using correct parliamentary procedure in conducting meetings. Contestants discuss chapter events during their mock meeting.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 

 

Invite

12/15/16

UofM

 Maria Anderson
Grace Ackerman
Rebecca Anderson
Abby Youngman
Sophie Keis
Jenna Skarphol
Brynn Miron
 Region: 2nd Place
State Qualifying!

1/16/17

HLWW

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Members complete a written examination and then demonstrate their proficiency at using correct parliamentary procedure in conducting meetings. Contestants discuss chapter events during their mock meeting.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron 

 Megan Palmer
Cameron Strand
Kyra Quillen
McKenna Nelson
Madison Hegland
Andrew Espinosa
 1st Place - Gold

Invite

12/15/16

UofM

 Megan Palmer
Cameron Strand
Kyra Quillen
McKenna Nelson
Madison Hegland
Andrew Espinosa
Region: 2nd Place
State Qualifying! 

1/6/17

HLWW

POULTRY EVALUATION

Members evaluate chickens, turkeys, processed products and eggs; give oral reasons on the placing of their classes; identify poultry parts and complete a written general knowledge exam.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

 

 

Invite

10/4/16

UofM

 

 

11/17/16

Princeton

NURSERY/LANDSCAPE

Members complete a written exam, Identify plant materials and landscape plans, demonstrate practical nursery/landscaping skills, such as landscaping, propagation, potting, pruning, plant disorders, weed identification and control, merchandising, plant material measurement, and interpersonal relations and salesmanship.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Tauzell 

 

 

Invite

12/15/16

UofM

 

 

4/6/17

Chisago Lakes

SMALL ANIMALS

This contest is designed to assess student knowledge, application, analytical, and evaluation abilities, in the area of small animal care, veterinary skills, and pet store management.

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

Shayla Moser
Laura Voltz
Aleya Moreno
Abby Maciej
Amanda Boldt 
Region:  3rd Place
State Qualifying! 

12/15/16

UofM

SMALL ENGINES

(Region IV Only)

This contest is designed to assess student knowledge, application, analytical and evaluation abilities in the area of small engine maintenance and operation.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron

 

 

11/17/16

Princeton

SOILS EVALUATION

This Minnesota only CDE consists of judging 3 land areas, either pits or soil borings.

 

Advisor:  Mr. Miron 

 

 

10/4/16

UofM

TALENT

This CDE is designed to develop individual or group talent. 

 

Advisor:  Mrs. Ward

 

 

4/11/17

HLWW

 

 

 

 

 

 


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