2022-2023 CDE & LDE Survey


  1. Please select any/all CDE and/or LDE competitions that you might be interested in participating in this year so we can add you to Google Classrooms to begin reviewing study and preparation resources. Thanks!
    Agricultural Communications (Dec. 7th) - Students develop skills in journalistic writing, broadcasting, web design, etc. and learn to communicate effectively while advocating for agriculture.
    Agricultural Issues Forum (State only) - Participants research the pros and cons of an agricultural issue and present their findings to a panel of judges.
    Agricultural Sales (Dec. 7th) - Students present an individual sales presentation and work as a team to collaboratively build a sales plan and demonstrate skills in customer relations.
    Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems - Ag Mechanics (March 29th) - Students develop technical knowledge (welding, small gas engines, carpentry, farm equipment, etc.) to solve complex agricultural problems.
    Agronomy (March 22nd) - Students understand and demonstrate the many ways (identification, grain grading, seed analysis, etc.) that science and technology collaborate to grow the world's major food crops.
    Dairy Cattle (Oct. 19th) - Students develop skills important to dairy cattle selection and herd management, as well as give oral reasons.
    Discussion Meet (April 5th) - Contest will stimulate logical thinking, develop skills in communication and problem solving and engage FFA members in solutions for important topics of today's agriculture industry.
    Employability Skills (Dec. 14th) - Students prepare for their future careers by developing the skills (cover letter, resume', application, interview and follow-up letter) needed to seek employment in the industry of agriculture.
    Entomology (Nov. 9th) - Students develop skills in identifying common insects and their significance to people and agriculture.
    Environmental & Natural Resources (State only) - Provides competing students an opportunity to gain awareness and demonstrate knowledge in areas that affect our air, soil and water.
    Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Jan. 25th) - Students showcase their agricultural knowledge and ability to think on their feet in front of a panel of judges.
    Farm & Agribusiness Management (Feb. 8th) - Students learn business skills and apply economic principles to agricultural businesses.
    FFA Information / Quiz Bowl (Nov. 15th) - designed to better acquaint FFA members in knowing key information about the FFA organization and the industry of agriculture.
    Floriculture (March 22nd) - Students identify plants, judge flower arrangements and solve problems using skills important to horticulture and floral careers.
    Food Science & Technology (Feb. 8th) - Students display an in-depth understanding of food product development, food presentation and food safety issues.
    Forestry (State only) - Students demonstrate their skills in diagnosing forest disorders, managing forests and forest inventory and applying approved silviculture practices.
    Horse (Nov. 9th) - evaluate halter and performance classes, present oral reason and gain new insights into equine science.
    Land & Homesite (Sept. 28th & Oct. 5th) - participants evaluate soil characteristics (texture, depth, slope, erosion, permeability and runoff) for land and home use.
    Livestock (Various dates) - classify livestock as “keep” or “cull” for market and breeding purposes.
    Marketing Plan (State only) - present a marketing plan for an agricultural product, supply or service.
    Meats (March 22nd) - students develop the skills needed for careers in the meat animal industry.
    Milk Quality & Products (Oct. 19th) - demonstrate their knowledge about the quality production, processing, distribution, promotion and marketing of milk and dairy foods.
    Nursery/Landscape (Sept. 28th) - tests students skills in horticultural principles, from landscape design to nursery propagation.
    Parliamentary Procedure (Nov. 15th) - teams conduct a mock chapter meeting to demonstrate their knowledge of basic parliamentary law and the correct use of parliamentary procedures.
    Poultry (Feb. 8th) - tests students’ skills in the production, processing, and marketing of chickens, turkeys, processed poultry products and eggs.
    Prepared Public Speaking (Jan. 25th) - students present a speech on an agriculture-related topic.
    Veterinary Science (March 29th) - develop technical knowledge and demonstrate practical skills in the field of veterinary science.
    Wildlife (Feb. 27th) - promotes wildlife management strategies.

Buhler, KS