About Career Development Events

Our association offers twenty different Career Development Events for FFA members to test their skills in all things agriculture. These CDEs reflect content taught in agriscience classrooms, and students must achieve a high level of proficiency to be successful in their respective events.

Career Development Events

Agronomy (sponsored by the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board)


Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Technology

Electricity (sponsored by IBEW 995 and the National Electrical Contractors Association)

Environmental and Natural Resources

Farm and Agribusiness Management


Food Science and Technology (sponsored by RIBUS)


Horse Evaluation (sponsored by the Louisiana Quarter Horse Association)

Land Judging

Livestock Evaluation

Marketing Plan

Meats Evaluation and Technology (sponsored in part by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council)

Milk Quality and Products

Nursery/Landscape (sponsored by the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association)

Poultry Evaluation (sponsored by the Louisiana Poultry Federation)

Small Engines (sponsored by Goldman Equipment)

Veterinary Science



About Leadership Development Events

Leadership Development Events are structured very similarly to Career Development Events, but the focus of the events shift more to leadership development for the student. The benefits received from participating in an LDE include public speaking skills, communication strategies, leadership growth, confidence, memorization skills, and teaching strategies.

Leadership Development Events

Agricultural Issues Forum

Conduct of Chapter Meetings

Creed Speaking (sponsored by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation)

Employment Skills

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

Geaux Teach Ag

Gulf of Mexico Public Speaking (sponsored by the Sabine River Authority)

Parliamentary Procedure

Prepared Public Speaking (sponsored by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation)