CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENT
The Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems Career Development Event (CDE) helps students develop technical knowledge and an ability to work with others to solve complex agricultural problems. The event is built around students learning and executing a “systems approach” – or the process of understanding how solving one problem influences others.
Teams in this event consist of four students that solve a multi-system agricultural problem scenario. The team works to solve the problem and prepare a report while judges evaluate. Additionally, individuals complete a written exam that covers agricultural technology and mechanical areas: compact equipment, electricity, environment and natural resources, machinery and equipment and structures.
Students and teams that perform the highest in this CDE demonstrate mastery of systems areas subject matter, effective communication skills, superior problem-solving techniques, and an understanding of modern technology.
Expectations at Convention for Agricultural Mechanics
Safety glasses on ALL the time
Official dress is NOT required
Must have a signed Safety Sheet
What SHOULD students bring? (Tools/equipment/materials)
Welding supplies (Helmet, gloves, pliers, chipping hammer)
Proper Personal Protective Equipment - Safety glasses
What can students NOT BRING for themselves?
What will get a student/team disqualified?
Talking during the event
Using electronic devices (phones, smart watches, etc)
What will be provided by the event?
Approved calculator for each student
Past Year Details
Agricultural Mechanics 2021 Materials
Sections 1 & 2- General & Safety Info
Sections 3 & 4-Operating & Transport
Section 5- Working Operations
Section 6- Maintenance
For your specific questions contact:
Dennis (BJ) Bjorklund
Minnesota FFA CDE Coordinator