Career and Leadership Development Events (CDEs and LDEs)

Career and Leadership Development Events (CDE and LDEs) are competitions that allow students to gain technical skills that are applicable to multiple career fields. Competitions can be both broad and specific to individual fields.

Career Development Events (CDEs):

Agricultural Mechanics

Environmental and Natural Resources 

Farm and Agribusiness Management


Marine Sciences* 

Veterinarian Sciences 


Leadership Development Events (LDEs):

Creed Speaking

Extemporaneous Speaking

Job Interview 

Parliamentary Procedure

Prepared Speaking

Conduct of Chapter Meetings


General Rules-

Farm Business Management tests  will be sent out to a proctor prior to state convention.
Each chapter can have up to a four person team for all team events except Marine Technology which has three for each practicum area below.
Top four scores will count for Veterinary Science, Environmental & Natural Resources, Agriculture Mechanics, Floriculture, Farm Business Management 
If you do not have a full team there will also be individual awards for participants.
*this event is not a national event, rules and guidelines are to be created by state officials.

2 thoughts on “Career and Leadership Development Events (CDEs and LDEs)

  1. Sandy says:

    The “Job Interview” link above is broken. It takes you here:

    The “All Caps” format is difficult to read. First caps would be easier.
    Lastly, the only way to get to this page listing info on the Events taking place at the State Convention, is to HOVER the mouse over the “State FFA Convention” link at the top in the blue banner. If you actually CLICK on the “State FFA Convention” link, it takes you to a page ( with pictures of past conventions but nothing about this year’s convention and no clickable links. Hovering over the link to get to the event information pages is not intuitive for most users; the links on this page should be placed on the actual “State FFA Convention” link page, here:

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