Food Science & Technology

Career Development Events

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Project Description

The Food Science and Technology Career Development Event (CDE) requires students to have an in-depth understanding of food product development, food presentation and food safety issues. Participants also use their sensory skills to solve problems and make sound decisions.

Students in this event participate in both team and individual activities. As a team, students respond to a product development scenario describing the need for a new or redesigned product that appeals to a potential market segment. The team’s task is to design a new food product or reformulate an existing product based on information contained within the product development scenario. The team also completed a food safety and sanitation activity. As individuals, an objective test, a problem solving practicum and a food safety practicum are completed to count towards the team score.

This event reaches students in an area of agriculture that’s continuing to grow in all aspects. By exposing students to issues in food science and technology, students gain experience that prepares them for traditional and non-traditional careers.

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CDE Handbook
Event Resources
Convention Information
Certification
2017 Event Results
2017 NATIONAL TEAM EVENT WINNER

Louisburg FFA, Kansas

2017 NATIONAL TOP PARTICIPANT WINNER

Oley Valley FFA, Pennsylvania

EVENT SPONSORS
 
Kellogg’s
Kerry Taste and Nutrition
U.S. Poultry and Egg Association
 
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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