2018-2019 Details

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 Howard Lake.  Competition info is below:


Qualifying Event Scenario:

Category: Meal (Regional Competition: Main Dish only)

Platform: Ready to eat

Market: Retail


Clarifications: TBD


Also, please note that the 1 hour time will include clean up.  Teams must leave their kitchens and workspaces in the same state as when they began or a penalty will be applied.



Qualifying Event Locations & Dates


Registration will open on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6 am at this link:   TBD


Registration locations are on a first registered basis.  You will be notified if your location is not available and placed on a waiting list or moved to an alternate location.  Please contact Lavyne Rada at if you have any questions.  

  • January 12, Upsala

  • January 17, Chatfield

  • February 15, SMSU - Marshall


Teams will be accepted into each qualifying event on a first-registered, first-accepted basis. Advisors will need to indicate their preference of competition venue.

State Finals 

Teams from each qualifying event will advance to the State Finals in Willmar on March 21.


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. These can be found at: 



Principles of Food Science by Janet Ward (Goodheart Wilcox Publishing)

2019-2020 Dates
Regional Qualifiers

January 11 - Upsala

January 20 - Chatfield

February 14 - Marshall

State Finals





Safety of Minors




Minnesota CDE/LDE Rules




Past State CDE/LDE Tests




Past National CDE/LDE Tests












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



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