Career Development Events (CDE)  
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Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. These events are designed to help a member prepare for a career in agriculture by testing and challenging the student's technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their knowledge of the subject matter. CDEs answer the question, "When will I use this knowledge in the real world?"

Many CDEs are qualifying events for the National FFA CDE competition and/or offer scholarship opportunities.

All ID lists can be found on at the following link:   

Please be sure to check your scan sheet supply well in advance to the CDE season to ensure your team is using the correct scan sheets.  Examples of all scan sheets can be found here.

2021 CDE Revision Cycle      
The draft revisions for the Texas FFA Career Development Events have been posted. Please follow this link to review the revisions as well as provide feedback for the Texas FFA office and revision committee to review.

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NameDate AddedSize
SHSU State CDE Certificate 5/17/2021 104 KB
State Cotton CDE Certificate 5/17/2021 100 KB
State Forestry CDE Certificate 5/17/2021 121 KB
TAMU State CDE Certificate 5/17/2021 99 KB
Tarleton State University CDE Certificate 5/17/2021 179 KB
Tech State CDE Certificate 5/17/2021 96 KB

2021 CDE Press Release Template      
NameDate AddedSize
In-Person Contest Template 5/17/2021 431 KB
Virtual Contest Press Release Template 5/17/2021 417 KB

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  Registration & Results
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  2021 State CDE Dates

State CDE Event Provider Dates and Locations:

March 7-8:  Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Tractor Tech

April 20, 2021:  Angelina National Forest - State Wildlife CDE

April 21, 2021: Texas Tech University- Ag Communications (Virutal Contest)

April 22, 2021:  Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest (NRCS) - Forestry

April 23, 2021: Angelo State University Ag Farm- Cotton

April 24, 2021:  Texas Tech University - Agronomy, Entomology, Food Sci, Horse, Plant ID & Wool

April 26, 2021: Texas A&M University- Vet Science (Virtual Contest)

April 27, 2021: Texas A&M University- Poultry and Livestock (at Brazos County Fair Grounds)

April 28, 20201: Sam Houston State University- Farm Business Management (Online), Marketing Plan (Virtual Contest)

April 29, 2021:  Tarleton State University - Dairy Cattle, ENR, Homesite, Land, Milk Quality & Range

April 30, 2021:  Sam Houston State University - Ag. Mech, Floriculture, Forage & Nursery/Landscape, & Ag Sales (Virtual Contest)

May 1, 2021:  Texas A&M University - Meats


  Press Release Templates
CDE Press Release Templates

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