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The FFA Talent Event is designed to develop individual or group talent, to stimulate participation of members, and develop further talent efforts among the FFA membership. Regional talent winners and alternates must be certified in the same manner as other FFA CDEs.


Qualifications and event guidelines:

  • Only bonafide FFA members with state dues paid for current school year will be eligible.

  • Each region will select two acts to compete at the state level.

  • Appropriate awards will be given to top talent and individual participating. 

  • Any individual or a group of no more than 7 members may compete. No previous state talent CDE winner may repeat in the regional or state talent event.

  • Appropriate dress for the talent being performed will be worn for talent competition.

  • Talent numbers shall be up to five minutes in length for competition and judging. A penalty of five points for each minute over time will be deducted from the total score.

  • One accompanist will be allowed per entry. This individual must perform as an actual accompanist and will be included in the maximum number of seven.

  • If the talent act is a singing act using pre-recorded music, no vocals of any kind are allowed within the pre-recorded music. This rule does not apply to other talent acts.


Only the top three placing acts will be announced at the Tuesday awards session. The remaining acts will be listed in alphabetical order. Up to ten acts will be asked to perform during the convention sessions (five acts Sunday night, two acts Monday afternoon, one act Monday night, one act Tuesday AM, and one act Tuesday PM.

The Talent registration should be filled out and submitted by the state registration date. 

State Qualifier Submissions
due April 14

For your specific questions contact:


Natasha Mortenson

Minnesota FFA

146 Ruttan Hall   

1984 Buford Ave.    

St Paul, MN 55108



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