Career Development Events (CDES)

Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams. For more information find a specific event below and contact your FFA Chapter Advisor about how to get involved. Iowa FFA Career Development Events are made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation. FFA Advisors who have participants needing accommodations can access the accommodation form here.

 

Ag Biotechnology
Made possible with support from Ag Ventures Alliance
Ag Communications
Made possible with support from the Iowa Farmer Today
Ag Mechanics
Made possible with support Titan Machinery
Ag Sales (Team)
Made possible with support from Nationwide
Agronomy
Made possible with support from Iowa Corn
Dairy Cattle Evaluation
Made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation
Environmental & Natural Resources
Made possible with support from the Iowa Soybean Association. Please visit the Iowa Envirothon website for more information.
Floriculture
Made possible with support from Farm Credit Services of America
Food Science
Made possible with support from Hy-Vee.
Forestry
Made possible with support from the Iowa FFA FoundationPlease visit the Iowa Envirothon website for more information.
Horse Evaluation
Made possible with support from Farm Credit Services of America
Livestock Evaluation
Made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation
Marketing Plan
Made possible with support from Grain Bridge
Meats Evaluation
Made possible with support from the Iowa Pork Producers Association
Milk Quality & Products
Made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation
Nursery/Landscape
Made possible with support from Farm Credit Services of America
Poultry Evaluation
Made possible with support from the Iowa Poultry Association
Soils Evaluation
Made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation. Click here for a link to additional teaching resources.
Vet Science
Made possible with support from Farm Credit Services of America