Career Development Events (CDE)

Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.

For more information, check out the CDE Handbook or talk to your FFA advisor or State FFA Association about how you can get involved in the CDE awards program.

CDEs in Louisville: Click here to see a list of all CDE locations for the 2013 convention in Louisville, KY. For questions about the convention and expo transition, please contact cde@ffa.org.

CDE Award Winners

2013 CDE Award Winners