2021 CDE & LDE Status Tracker

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2021 CDE & LDE Status Tracker2021-05-07T09:38:46-04:00

National FFA Career and Leadership Development Event committees are actively planning 2021 national-level events. Our goal is to host as many CDEs and LDEs as possible utilizing virtual components to minimize contact, allow for social distancing and improve the in-person student convention experience.

Important Dates

  • July 1: State-level team declaration deadline (all events)
  • August 2: State staff must identify participating members (all events)
  • August 2: Event-specific uploads due (as applicable)
  • August 2: State staff judge nominations due for Creed Speaking, Extemporaneous Speaking and Prepared Public Speaking

Key Information

  • Hybrid events will consist of virtual and in-person components
  • Virtual events may begin as early as August 3
  • Student drop/adds must be completed by 8 a.m. EDT on the first day of any event’s virtual component
  • Virtual components will be held in an electronic environment such as online classrooms and web-based video platforms
  • In-person components are expected to occur at the National Convention & Expo pending event status
  • Event changes may refer to format, deadline, upload, or component adjustments
  • Event formats are subject to change based on pandemic conditions

Questions?

Each national-level CDE and LDE requires event-specific planning and decision-making. Please use the chart below to track updates to specific CDEs and LDEs when they become available.

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Event Current Format Event Changes Last Updated
Agricultural Communications Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/19/21
Agricultural Issues Forum Virtual only Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
Agricultural Sales Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/9/21
Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/30/21
Agronomy Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
Conduct of Chapter Meetings Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/23/21
Creed Speaking Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/30/21
Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Management Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/9/21
Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity To be determined Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
Employment Skills Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/16/21
Environmental & Natural Resources Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/23/21
Extemporaneous Public Speaking Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/16/21
Farm & Agribusiness Management Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/16/21
Floriculture Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/16/21
Food Science & Technology Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/16/21
Forestry Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 4/9/21
Horse Evaluation Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
Livestock Evaluation To be determined Event Changes (PDF) 5/7/21
Marketing Plan Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 5/7/21
Meats Evaluation & Technology Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 5/7/21
Milk Quality & Products Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 5/7/21
Nursery/Landscape Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
Parliamentary Procedure Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/19/21
Poultry Evaluation Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/19/21
Prepared Public Speaking Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
Veterinary Science Hybrid event Event Changes (PDF) 3/9/21
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