The objective of the Best Informed Greenhand contest is to understand the aims, purposes, history, and structure of the Local, State, and National FFA student organizations and know the opportunities it makes available as referenced in the current National FFA Manual and State Constitution.CURRICULAR CODE
The Farm Power and Machinery CDE competition allows students identify parts and farm equipment machinery, take a general knowledge test, troubleshoot tractors, and drive heavy machinery through an obstetrical course.
This contest gives students the skills needed to either go work on a farm or to become a heavy equipment operator.
The Floriculture Career Development Event seeks to effectively prepare students for the expectations of the agricultural floral industry. Students seeking careers in the floricultural field must develop a high degree of knowledge and skill, and also use critical thinking and oral communication skills. They will be able to demonstrate quality evaluation by judging potted foliage plants, cut flowers, flowering potted plants, and floral design classes. The students will identify the many cut flowers, potted plants, and tools and materials commonly used in the floral industry. Students will also demonstrate their design ability with flowers to wear, flowers to carry, and a floral design according to the floral industry standards. Students will also demonstrate their knowledge of the floral industry with a written test.CURRICULAR CODE
Students who participate in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) gain new insights into equine science by evaluating and ranking horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. Participants defend their decisions through oral reasons in front of a panel of judges.CURRICULAR CODE
During the Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE), students work within teams to rank breeding and market classes of beef, sheep and swine and give oral reasons to back up their decisions. Students will also demonstrate their knowledge of the livestock industry with a written test.CURRICULAR CODE
The Nursery/Landscape CDE contest prepares students for careers in the nursery and landscaping. Topics include plant identification, plant physiology, soil science, plant reproduction, and nursery production, as well as landscaping design, installation, and maintenance.CURRICULAR CODE
The purpose of the Vegetable Crop Judging Contest is to create interest and promote understanding in the vegetable crop industry by providing opportunities for recognition through the demonstration of skills and proficiencies. It is the intention of the contest to provide a venue for students to explore career opportunities, skills and proficiencies in the vegetable crop industry. The emphasis of this contest is to promote critical thinking, evaluation, oral and identification skills.CURRICULAR CODE
The Veterinary Science CDE seeks to effectively prepare the students for the expectations of the animal health care and services (Veterinary Hospitals/Clinics, Grooming Facilities, Pet Stores, Kennels/Boarding Facilities, and Feed Stores) workplace. Workers seeking careers in the animal health care field must develop a high degree of knowledge, skill and ability to solve difficult problems. This event blends the testing of skills and knowledge required for careers in the animal science career pathway.CURRICULAR CODE