The Food Science CDE will be offered in four 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 the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. Competition info is below:
Qualifying Event Scenario:
Featured ingredient: Beef
Qualifying Event Locations & Dates
Online registration details will be distributed through the aginstructors listserve directly to FFA Advisors and registration for competition locations are secured on a first-registered, first-accepted basis.
Registration locations are on a first registered basis.
January 11, Upsala
January 20, Chatfield
February 14, SMSU - Marshall
Teams that sign up for a location after it is full may be placed on a waiting list. All registered chapters will pay a $20 participation fee to cover the cost of materials for the event. There is no additional fee for those chapters advancing to the state finals.
Teams from each qualifying event will advance to the State Finals in Elk River on March 20.
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 modified for time limits of the event itself. These can be found at: Event components include:
- Individual written knowledge test (multiple choice)
- Individual food safety/sanitation practicum
- Individual customer inquiry response practicum
- Individual sensory evaluation practicum
- Individual math exam
- Team product development scenario and presentation
Principles of Food Science by Janet Ward (Goodheart Wilcox Publishing)
January 11 - Upsala
January 20 - Chatfield
February 14 - Marshall
March 20 - Elk River
2019 State Food Science Results
For your specific questions contact:
Dennis (BJ) Bjorklund
Minnesota FFA CDE Coordinator
146 Ruttan Hall
1984 Buford Ave.
St Paul, MN 55108