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.

For questions regarding team member totals, dress code, area qualifying, and national qualifying for specific contests - please click here.

*NEW STATE WILDCARD QUALIFIER FOR 2022: Please review Rule #9 in the General Rules for more details!

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  Registration & Results
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  2023 State CDE Dates

State CDE Event Provider Dates and Locations:

March 5-6:  Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Tractor Tech

April 14: Sam Houston State University- Applied Agricultural Engineering

April 17:  Wildcat Bluff Nature Center- Wildlife

April 20:  Angelina National Forest - Forestry

April 21-22: Texas Tech University - Ag Comm, Agronomy, Cotton, Entomology, Food Science, Horse, Plant ID & Wool

April 27: Tarleton State University - Dairy Cattle, ENR, Homesite, Land, Milk Quality & Range

April 28: Sam Houston State University - ATMS, Ag Sales, FBM,  Floriculture, Forage, Marketing Plan, Nursery/Landscape

April 29: Texas A&M University- Poultry, Livestock, Meats, & Vet Science

  Press Release Templates and Photos
CDE Press Release Templates and Photos

  Corduroy Network
The goal of the Corduroy Network is to provide teachers and contest facilitators with a list of qualified judges for various FFA events.

View the network here. 

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