Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems

Career Development Events

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Project Description

The Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems Career Development Event (CDE) helps students develop technical knowledge and an ability to work with others to solve complex agricultural problems. The event is built around students learning and executing a “systems approach” – or the process of understanding how solving one problem influences others.

Teams in this event consist of four students that solve a multi-system agricultural problem scenario. The team works to solve the problem and prepare a report while judges evaluate. Additionally, individuals complete a written exam that covers five agricultural technology and mechanical areas: compact equipment, electricity, environment and natural resources, machinery and equipment and structures.

Students and teams that perform the highest in this CDE demonstrate a mastery of systems areas subject matter, effective communication skills, superior problem-solving techniques and an understanding of modern technology.

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CAREER PATHWAY
PATHWAY EVENTS
  • Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems
CDE Handbook
EVENT RESOURCES
Information
Certification
2018 Event Results
2018 NATIONAL TEAM EVENT WINNER

Bleckley County FFA, Georgia

2018 NATIONAL TOP PARTICIPANT WINNER

Boyd Fransen

Selma FFA, California

EVENT SPONSORS
 
AEM
Caterpillar
Firestone Agricultural Solutions
 
RELATED STORIES
Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee
The National FFA Awards and Recognition Advisory Committee is a group of representatives from key stakeholders that provide relevant guidance
and assistance to all award and recognition programs. The committee consists of representatives from the following key stakeholder groups:
  • Two business and industry representatives
  • Two members, who are agricultural education instructors
  • Two members, who are state staff
  • Two members who are teacher educators
  • One student member
  • One student member of the National FFA Alumni Council
  • One member who is an awards program superintendent
Advisory Committee Purpose and Members
Advisory Committee Information