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The Farm and Agribusiness Management Career Development Event (CDE) helps students learn business skills and apply economic principles to agricultural businesses. By competing, participants demonstrate their ability to analyze agricultural business management information, apply economic principles and concepts of business management, evaluate business management decisions and work together cooperatively as a team.

Members demonstrate knowledge and abilities in applying economic principles to agriculture and agribusiness by completing a written test and solving farm analysis problems.

Students competing in this event gain a wide appreciation of farm and agribusiness practices, ranging from business structure to succession planning and from cost concepts to risk management.

Expectations at Convention for Farm Business Management
  • Official Dress is required

What SHOULD students bring? (Tools/equipment/materials)
  • Two pencils

  • Clean clipboards if desired. A writing surface will be available for all participants.

What can students NOT BRING for themselves? 
  • A calculator

  • Any paper materials


What will get a student/team disqualified? 
  • Using cell phones or smart watches during the event

  • Sharing answers with other participants

  • Talking to other participants during the event


What will be provided by the event?
  • Calculator

  • Scantron sheet

  • Written test

  • Any other required paper materials


For your specific questions contact:


Dennis (BJ) Bjorklund

Minnesota FFA CDE Coordinator


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