The Food Science CDE will be offered in two dates and locations this year. Teams must register to compete at one of the two qualifying events in order to advance to the state competition at Howard Lake. Competition info is below:
Qualifying Event Scenario:
- Product Attributes: Dairy-based snack that offers a unique benefit to consumers.
- Your team will address the following criteria as defined by the scenario offered at the qualifying event:
- Unique benefits could include:
- Target Market:
- Usage Occasion:
- Product Attributes:
Qualifying Event Locations & Dates:
- January 9, Upsala
- February 19, SMSU - Marshall
Teams will be accepted into each qualifying event on a first-registered, first-accepted basis. Registration is found at the following link. Advisors will need to indicate their preference of competition venue.
Three teams from each qualifying event will advance to the State Finals at Howard Lake Waverly Winsted High School on April 14.
The event scenario will be modified for the finals round competition.
Rules and Regulations:
Minnesota FFA uses the National FFA Food Science and Technology Rules. These can be found at: https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/cde_fst_2012.pdf
Principles of Food Science by Janet Ward (Goodheart Wilcox Publishing)