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Drop/Add Form 2015Jim Ertl 2/23/201513.67 KBDownload
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 Career Development Event Information

Information about specific Career Development Events including the CDE Test Bank, Results, and CDE Handbook can be located under the Programs tab.

86th Minnesota FFA Convention 2015

CDE Info is Under Construction

Attached above is the corrected meats rules. They are on line but the
version should have 03/15 in the footnote or you need to delete your
browsing history.
The rules were updated 07/13 why the website reverted back to an 05
version is a mystery to me.

Ag Issues- 11 schools registered.  Send portfolios in a pdf to me by April 1.

Market plan- 12 schools registered.  Send market plans in a pdf to me
by April 1.

Job interview-  Send in the names and chapter of students that have
qualified.  I only have 5 of 16 names.  I hope to send job application
out to students that have qualified by this Friday.

Dennis Bjorklund
Career Development Coordinator
Minnesota FFA, University of Minnesota
146 Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Ave.
St. Paul MN 55108
(612) 269-1742




Chairman & CDE Coordinator: Mr. Dennis Bjorklund

Student Chairpersons: Ms. Emma Hoversten & Ms. Kristen Lee

2014-2015 MAAE CDE Committee Members

Mr. Nathan Purrington, Ada Borup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Region I

Mr. Jacob Oyster, Sebeka  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Region II

Ms. Natalie Utsch, Paynesville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Region III

Mr. Jeff Lindeman, Chisago Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Region IV

Mr. Lance Brune, Willmar . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .. . . . . . .Region V

Mr. Brian Boomgaarden, Pipestone Area . . . . . .. . . . . . . Region VI

Mr. Tim Uhlenkamp, Sibley East(Secretary). . . . . . . . . . Region VII

Mr. Brad Harguth, Caledonia (Chair) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Region VIII

Mr. Jeremy Daberkow, Martin County West,.... MAAE Vice President

Dr. Brad Greiman, Agricultural Education, U of M



CDE Pre-Registration

Early registration begins on Sunday, April 26th at 1:30 pm lower level

CECC. Registration Monday, April 28 will begin at 6:45 am and continue

until 7:30 am for each Career Development Event (note exceptions for

Job Interview, Ag Sales, and Fish & Wildlife, Parliamentary Procedure and

Novice Parliamentary Procedure). Score cards and contestant numbers

will be distributed at that time. Judging events will begin at 7:45 am. No

team arriving late for a CDE will be given any special consideration. (i.e. A

team arriving after an event has started does not need to be allowed to go

back to make up that part of the event they missed.) All CDE chairpersons

have been instructed to start on time and adhere to the rules. Individuals

not judging or working with the CDE will not be permitted in the judging

area during the event. Contestants are expected to be in appropriated or Official Dress.

This will be overseen by the MAAE Career Development Events Committee

and the Minnesota FFA Board of Student and Adult Directors. See the

Code of Ethics, Rules of Conduct and Official Dress Expectations.


CDE Registration Sunday April 26

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Lower Lobby CECC

CDE Coordinator: Mr. Dennis Bjorklund

Co-Chairs: Ms. Emma Hovertson & Ms. Kristen Lee






and at


Monday April 27

Monday 10:00 am MAAE CDE Committee Meeting


Chairman: Mr. Dennis Bjorklund, Victoria

Agricultural Mechanics - Mn State Fair- Merchandise Mart Building

Faculty Chair: Mr. Paul Kobernusz – Mr. Jim Swiggum

Teacher Chair: Mr. Neil Pearson

Student Chair:

Agribusiness Sales –119 Ruttan Hall

First Team - 7:30 All other teams scheduled

Faculty Chair: Dr. Brent Sorenson & Ms. Kim Lippert

Teacher Chair: Ms. Natasha Mortenson

Student Chair: Mr. Dillan Smith


Crops - 105 Cargill Building

Faculty Chair: Dr. James Anderson

Teacher Chair: Mr. Dave Swanson

Student Chair: Mr.

Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Handling-

MN State Fairgrounds- Coliseum

Faculty Chair: Dr. Anthony Seykora

Teacher Chair: Mr. Steve Hinrichs

Student Chairs: Ms. Emilee Wendorf

Farm Business Management - CECC Courtyard

Faculty Chair: Dr. Dale Nordquist

Teacher Chair: Mr. Wes Anderson

Student Chair: Mr. Tyler Dick

Fish & Wildlife Management - Buses load at Cul-De-Sac CECC

Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 Bus leaves at 7:45

Regions 5, 6, 7, 8 Bus leaves at 8:05

Faculty Chair: Mr. Jeff Hahn and Ms. Jennifer Menken

Teacher Chair: Mr. John Roberts

Student Chair: Ms. Emily Trout

Floriculture - McNeal 33

Faculty Chairs: Dr. Neil Anderson & Ms. Esther Gesick

Teacher Chair: Mr. Jeff Lindeman

Student Chairs: Ms. Jessica Blosberg & Ms Jamie Symens

Forestry - 110 Green Hall

Faculty Chair: Dr. Bob Seavy, Mr. Charlie Blinn & Dr. Eli Sagor

Teacher Chair: Mr. Shawn Linder

Student Chair: Mr.

Horse Evaluation – MN State Fairgrounds- Ag Star Arena

Faculty Chair: Mr. Josh Tjosaas

Teacher Chair: Mr. Bruce Mathiowetz

Student Chair: Ms. Crystal Malo

Livestock Evaluation - MN State Fairgrounds- Coliseum

Faculty Chair: Mr. Kyle Rozeboom

Teacher Chair: Mr. Brad Harguth and Mr. Ryan Steele

Student Chair:, Ms. Allison VanDerWal

Meat Evaluation - 125 Andrew Boss Laboratory

Faculty Chair: Dr. Ryan Cox

Teacher Chair: Mr. Jeff Voss

Student Chair: Mr. Taylor Homann


Milk Quality - 15 Food Science

Faculty Chair: Dr. Tonya Schoenfuss

Teacher Chair: Mr. Nick Milbrandt

Student Chair: Ms. Maggie Larson

Nursery & Landscape - MN State Fairgrounds-

Merchandise Mart Building

Faculty Chair: Mr. Chad Giblin

Teacher Chair: Mr. Dan Dylla

Student Chair: Mr.   

Poultry Evaluation - Poultry Teaching and Research Facility

Faculty Chair: Ms. Kelsey Campbell & Ms. Sally Noll

Teacher Chair: Mr. Mike Pagel

Student Chair: Ms. Julia Holen


Monday April 28

Small Animals - St. Paul Student Center- Northstar Ballroom

Teacher Chair: Mr. Brad Nord

Student Chair: Mr Brandon Hanson

Soils - 335 Borlaug Hall

Faculty Chair: Mr. Dan Wheeler

Teacher Chair: Mr. Ken Gjerstad

Student Chairs: Mr. Stephen Melson

10:00 Job Interview – McNeal 199

Register VoTech Atrium Participants times will be scheduled

Faculty Chair: Ms. Sara Nagel Newberg

Teacher Chair: Ms. Trescha Mitchell

Student Chair: Ms.

11:15 am Novice Parliamentary Procedure Teams

will be Scheduled

First Team Preparation: 11:15 am

Peters Hall 74 Preparation Room

Peters Hall 80 Presentation Room

Faculty Chair: Dr. Brad Greiman

Teacher Chair: Mr. Cliff Vrieze

Student Chair: Ms. Breannca Bussert

Parliamentary Procedure Teams will be scheduled

Exam Sunday CECC 52 1:30 - 4:30

Monday CECC 55

First team performs at 12:00

Group 1 CECC 32

Group 2 CECC 52

Group 3 CECC 77

Faculty Chair: Mr. Chuck Stranberg

Teacher Chair: PAS State Officers

Student Chair: Ms. Michaela Gallup

Tuesday, April 29 7:45 am

CDE Registration and Instructions

CDE’s Begins at 8:00 am

Parliamentary Procedure Finals – Student Center Theater

First Team Register @ 7:45am Perform at 8:00 am

Faculty Chair: Dr. Curtis Norenberg

Teacher Chair: Mr. Jim Molenaar

Student Chair: Ms.

Agricultural Issues – Peters Hall 5

Faculty Chair: Ms. Sarah Dornink

Student Chair:  Ms. Maddi Fraser



Creed Speaking – CECC 32

Faculty Chair: Ms. Mary Buschette

Teacher Chair: Mr. DelRay Lecy

Student Chair: Mr. Ethan Dado

Extemporaneous Speaking

– Registration Ruttan Hall 135

Faculty Chair: Mr. Tim Claus

Teacher Chair: Mr.

Student Chair: M

Market Plan – Ruttan Hall 119

Faculty Chair: Dr. Ward Nefstead

Teacher Chair: Ms.

Student Chair: M   


Prepared Public Speaking – CECC 77

Faculty Chair: Dr. Amy Smith

Teacher Chair: Mr. Bob Roesler

Student Chair: Ms. Abigail Porter





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