CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

Overview

These events are designed to help prepare students for careers in agriculture. Classroom instruction comes alive as students demonstrate their skills in a competitive setting. CDEs and LDEs test the abilities of individuals and teams in 24 major areas of agricultural instruction. 

Schedule for Leadership and Career Development Events

(Occurring April 19-23, 2021)

April 19

Ag Sales - In the Agricultural Sales CDE, students demonstrate skills in customer relations, advertising and promotion and merchandise displays.

          Link to Test (Open 7 am to 11 am - the team must test at the same time)

 

Conduct of Chapter Meetings - The Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Competitive Event is designed to introduce 7th, 8th, and 9th grade FFA members to parliamentary procedure and how to conduct an efficient meeting.

          Link to Test (Open 7 am to 11 am - the team must test at the same time)

 

Employment Skills - Participants in the Employment Skills LDE submit a resume, complete job applications, and participate in mock interviews and practicums with a panel of possible employers.   

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 5-minutes prior to their assigned time)

 

Parliamentary Procedure - Members complete a written examination and then demonstrate their proficiency at using the correct parliamentary procedure in conducting meetings.  Contestants discuss chapter events during their mock meeting.

          Link to Test (Open 7 am to 11 am - the team must test at the same time)

April 20

          

Conduct of Chapter Meetings - The Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Competitive Event is designed to introduce 7th, 8th, and 9th grade FFA members to parliamentary procedure and how to conduct an efficient meeting.

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Creed Speaking  - The Creed Speaking LDE is for FFA members in grades seventh, eighth, and ninth. They must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose. The event boosts self-confidence and develops their ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner.

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Employment Skills - Participants in the Employment Skills LDE submit a resume, complete job applications, and participate in mock interviews and practicums with a panel of possible employers.

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

          Link to submit Follow Up Letter

Extemporaneous Speaking  - Student contestants will have 30 minutes to prepare and deliver on a topic drawn from several possible subjects related to agriculture.  Judging is based on the quality and delivery of the speech and the ability to answer questions from the judges.

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Parliamentary Procedure - Members complete a written examination and then demonstrate their proficiency at using the correct parliamentary procedure in conducting meetings.  Contestants discuss chapter events during their mock meeting.

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Prepared Public Speaking - Student contestants write and deliver a six to eight minute speech related to agriculture. Speakers are judged on content and composition, delivery of the speech and their ability to answer questions from the judges.

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

April 21

Agricultural Issues - Participants in the Agricultural Issues Forum LDE research the pros and cons of an agricultural issue and present their findings and theories to a panel of judges. The event helps students to develop critical thinking, problem solving and formal communication skills.

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Ag Sales - In the Agricultural Sales CDE, students demonstrate skills in customer relations, advertising and promotion and merchandise displays.

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Best Informed Greenhand - The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for new FFA members to compete with those from other chapters in regard to their basic knowledge of FFA.  A written test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions will be taken from the current Official FFA Manual.

          Link to Compete  (Contact your advisor for the password to the test)

          Competition Page

Farm Bureau Discussion Meet - Minnesota Farm Bureau hosts a Discussion Meet for FFA members to discuss agriculture and agricultural education issues.

          Zoom Link to Compete

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

          Zoom Link to Compete  (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

             Link to Test

Marketing Plan - Members develop practical skills in the marketing process through the development and presentation of a plan that promotes a current or proposed agricultural product, supply or service.

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

April 22

Conduct of Chapter Meetings Finals - The Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Competitive Event is designed to introduce 7th, 8th, and 9th grade FFA members to parliamentary procedure and how to conduct an efficient meeting.

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Creed Speaking Finals - The Creed Speaking LDE is for FFA members in grades seventh, eighth, and ninth. They must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose. The event boosts self-confidence and develops their ability to communicate in a powerful, professional manner.

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Parliamentary Procedure Finals - Members complete a written examination and then demonstrate their proficiency at using the correct parliamentary procedure in conducting meetings.  Contestants discuss chapter events during their mock meeting.

          Zoom Link to Compete (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

Prepared Public Speaking Finals - Student contestants write and deliver a six to eight minute speech related to agriculture. Speakers are judged on content and composition, delivery of the speech and their ability to answer questions from the judges.

          Zoom Link to Compete/Watch (Competitors should log in 10-minutes prior to their assigned time)

 

For your specific questions contact:

 

Lavyne Rada

Minnesota FFA Program Manager

2021 LDE Coordinator

605-695-1861

lrada@mnffa.org

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