Environmental and Natural Resources CDE

Individual and team activities in the Environmental and Natural Resources CDE include a national and global issues interview, environmental and natural resources problem solving, soil tests and profiles, air and water analysis, GPS use, waste management and more.

Team Format

Four participants per team. All four team members’ scores count toward the total team score.

Team Orientation

2013 Team Orientation Packet

Event Rules

Event Preparation

Press Release

Local Press Release

Add information about your CDE team to this press release and send it to your local media outlets.


Effective in 2012 and beyond, CDE scholarships will be given as cash awards. This change will benefit all participants whether or not they choose to pursue higher education and will also develop consistency between national FFA award programs. Scholarships awarded in 2011 or before will continue to be distributed as in the past. Below you will find the cash award amounts for this CDE:

TEAM: Each member of the first place team receives $1,000 each.
1st- $1,000
2nd- $900
3rd- $800
4th- $700
5th- $600
6th- $400
7th- $400
8th- $400
9th- $400
10th- $400


Mr. Billy Sumrall
Ph: 601-669-0072


Send thanks to:
Dave Townsend
P.E., Environmental Affairs
Smithfield Foods
200 Commerce St
Smithfield, VA 23430-1204

Smithfield Foods​​

Send thanks to:
Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas
Foundation Manager, Social Responsibility
The Mosaic Company
3033 Campus Dr Ste E490
Minneapolis, MN 55441-2655

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Send thanks to:
Marvis Montesano
HR Recruitment Specialist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6222
Washington, DC 20050

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service