STATE FFA CONVENTION

Overview

In April, FFA members and guests from across the state participate in general sessions, competitive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, visit with colleges, and more. In 2022, this experience will be held in person.

 

State Convention Registration Fees  

CDEs and LDEs (Competition Information)

Saturday, April 23, 2022

State Officer Candidate Interviews (by invitation only)

Sunday, April 24, 2022

State Officer Candidate Interviews (by invitation only)

CDEs and LDEs (Competition Information)

All Career and Leadership Development Events will be held in-person in 2022. Schedules and registration links/fees will be shared directly with qualified teams and individuals.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

State Officer Candidate Interviews (by invitation only)

2:00 PM      Best Informed Greenhand in Ruttan Hall B45 (St. Paul)

                   Conduct of Chapter Meetings in LES (St. Paul)

                   Creed Speaking preliminary round in Ruttan - 1st floor (St. Paul)

                   Farm Bureau Discussion Meet in Magrath Library (St. Paul)

                   Extemporaneous Speaking in Coffey Hall (St. Paul)

                   Parliamentary Procedure in Coffey Hall (St. Paul)

                   Prepared Public Speaking preliminary round in LES (St. Paul)

2:00 PM      Talent Auditions in 3M Arena at Mariucci (Minneapolis)

3:30 PM      State FFA Band rehearsal at Huntington Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)

                   State FFA Chorus rehearsal at Huntington Bank Stadium (Minneapolis)

4:00 PM      State Convention Registration at 3M Arena at Mariucci (Minneapolis)

5:30 PM      State Convention Kickoff Session at 3M Arena at Mariucci (Minneapolis)

Monday, April 25, 2022

7:30 AM      Agricultural Mechanics CDE - busses depart from State Fair

                   Agricultural Sales CDE in Ruttan 135B and 146 (St. Paul)

7:45 AM      Dairy Evaluation CDE in State Fair Coliseum

                   Dairy Handlers Event in State Fair Coliseum

                   Floriculture CDE in CHS Miracle of Birth Center (State Fair)

                   Horse Evaluation CDE in Compeer Arena (State Fair)

                   Livestock Evaluation CDE in State Fair Coliseum

                   Milk Quality and Products CDE in CHS Miracle of Birth Center (State Fair)

                   Nursery Landscape CDE in CHS Miracle of Birth Center (State Fair)

                   Soils CDE near CHS Miracle of Birth Center (State Fair)

8:00 AM      Crops CDE in Plant Growth

                   Fish and Wildlife CDE (flights with varied start times) in Bell Museum

                   Forestry CDE in 110 Green Hall (St. Paul)

                   Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE in 125 Andrew Boss

                        Laboratory (St. Paul)

                   Poultry Evaluation CDE in Poultry Research Facility (St. Paul)

                   Small Animal CDE in Student Center - Northstar Ballroom (St. Paul)

8:30 AM      Agricultural Issues LDE in Coffey Hall 125 (St. Paul)

10:00 AM    Employment Skills in McNeal 199 (St. Paul)

                   Farm Business Management CDE in Student Center -

                        Northstar Ballroom (St. Paul)

1:30 PM      Conduct of Chapter Meetings finals in Mariucci Presentation Room

                   Parliamentary Procedure in Ritter Arena Club Room (Minneapolis)

2:00 PM      Marketing Plan CDE in Huntington Bank Stadium Suite (Minneapolis)

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

8:30 AM      Creed Speaking Final round in Mariucci Presentation Room (Minneapolis)

                   Prepared Public Speaking Final round in Ritter Arena Club Room

                        (Minneapolis)

CDEs and LDEs (Competition Information)

All Career and Leadership Development Events will be held in-person in 2022. Schedules and registration links/fees will be shared directly with qualified teams and individuals.

Monday, April 19, 2021

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDE Testing window

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Parliamentary Procedure LDE Testing window

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Ag Sales CDE Testing window

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Employment Skills LDE - Phone Interviews

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Employment Skills LDE Finals

8:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Prepared Public Speaking LDE Prelims

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDE Prelims

11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Creed Speaking LDE Prelims

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM    Parliamentary Procedure LDE Prelims

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Extemporaneous Speaking LDE Prelims

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

7:00 AM - 10:00 PM    Food Science CDE Testing 

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM      Ag Sales CDE 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM      Best Informed Greenhand Invitational      

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Prelims

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Agricultural Issues LDE Finals 

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM  Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Finals

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Food Science CDE Presentation 

12:15 PM - 2:45 PM    Marketing Plan CDE Finals

Thursday, April 22, 2021

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Prepared Public Speaking LDE Finals

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDE Finals

12:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Creed Speaking LDE Finals

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM    Parliamentary Procedure LDE Finals

Friday, April 23, 2021

1:30 PM                       Results from events held April 19-22 (Live)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.   Milk Quality and Products CDE

                                    Nursery/Landscape CDE

                                    Poultry CDE

                                    Small Animals CDE

                                    Soils CDE

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.   Floriculture CDE

                                    Forestry CDE

                                    Horse CDE

                                    Livestock Evaluation CDE

                                    Meats Evaluation CDE

Thursday, April 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Agricultural Mechanics CDE  

                                    Crops CDE

                                    Dairy Evaluation CDE

                                    Farm Business Management CDE

                                    Fish and Wildlife CDE

May 3 - 7, 2021

Career Development Event Invitational

Career Exploratory Activities (Workshops and Panels)

 

Monday, April 19, 2021

11:00 AM          Joys and Discomforts - Careers in Ag are worth the struggle!

12:15 PM          Review, Reflect, Renew - Seizing challenges as a tool for a brighter

                              future

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

11:00 AM          Goal Digger: Planning Your Way to Success

12:15 PM          Be-YOU-tiful: Individuality, Authenticity, and Professionalism

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

11:00 AM          Fortune-Tellers: What challenges will agriculture face next?

12:15 PM          The Right Fit: Exploring post-secondary options

1:00 PM            Tagged to Teach Ag

Thursday, April 22, 2021

11:00 AM          Empowered and Humble: Transforming the way we think about

                              service

12:15 PM          Invited by Uncomfortable: How do we get better at connecting

                              across differences?

Friday, April 23, 2021

10:00 AM          25 Year Team

On Demand

                         FIKA: Making the most of your life by being present

                         The Next Great Adventure: Your place in a world that is bigger than

                              any of us

                         Legacy Building, One Day at a Time

                         National Officer Workshop