The National FFA Organization contests have changed so they do not just cover Career Development Events (CDEs) but also Leadership Development Events (LDE’s), in order to reflect the focus on skills that students were developing and to help better prepare them for future careers in agriculture. The various CDE’s and LDE’s provided by FFA help lead students to one of the over 300 careers found within the food, science and business areas of the agriculture industry.

The Delaware FFA Association has 26 Career Development Events and Leadership Development Events that it holds each year for FFA Members. The main Career and Leadership Development Events are held three times a year: State Convention (March), CDE/LDE Week (June), and at the Delaware State Fair (July). Through the Delaware FFA Foundation, companies can sponsor a Career or Leadership Development Event to cover the costs of the 1st place team/individual to attend the National FFA Convention, and in some cases the 2nd place team to attend The Big E Regional Event at Springfield, MA (For Agriscience Fair- the top score from each room judged will be sent to Big E- up to three displays.  In the event that the top score from that room cannot attend, the next top first place score in that room shall attend).

CDE/ LDE Introduction and Overview

Agriscience Fair (2017-2021) – Prequalifying Rubrics must be uploaded with the application for National FFA Convention.

High School Agriscience Fair Checklist | Middle School Agriscience Fair Checklist

Career and Leadership Development Events

Agricultural Communications

Agricultural Sales– 2019 Delaware Product Information | Product Brochure

Agricultural Mechanics| Middle School Agricultural Mechanics

Agronomy and Middle School Agronomy

Conduct of Chapter Meetings

Creed

High School Dairy Evaluation and Middle School Dairy Evaluation

Employment skills

Environmental and Natural Resources

Extemporaneous Speaking

Farm Business Management

Floriculture | Middle School Floriculture

Food Science & Technology | Jr. Food Science

Forestry and Middle School Forestry

Horse Evaluation and Middle School Horse Evaluation

Livestock Evaluation | Middle School Livestock Evaluation

Meats Evaluation & Technology

Milk Quality | Middle School Milk Quality

Nursery and Landscaping | Middle School Nursery and Landscaping

Opening & Closing Ceremonies

Parliamentary Procedures

High School Poultry Evaluation | Middle School Poultry Evaluation

Prepared Public Speaking

Tractor Driving

Veterinary Science  | Middle School Veterinary Science