Career Development Events- CDE's

Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

Creed- 
    For 9th
graders who are interested 
    in reciting the FFA Creed written 
    by E.M. Tiffany.
Impromptu- 
    A 10th grade competition for 
    students who can speak freely
    about agriculture topics as well as
    leadership and FFA.
Prepared Public Speaking-
    Students of any grade are able to
    sharpen their speaking skills by
    preparing a 6-8 minute speech on a
    relevant agriculture topic and
    answering questions on their topic.
Extemporaneous Speaking-
    A contest for students that are
    extremely informed about agriculture
    and who constantly research new
    ideas and studies. Students give a 4-6
    minutes speech based on a 30 minute
    preparation time.
Job Interview- 
    Intended for juniors and seniors, this 
    on test allows students to acquire real
    world interview practice by applying 
    or a job, creating a cover letter and 
    résumé and then interviewing with a
    panel on the given job.

Speaking Contests

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Agriscience Fair- The objective of the Agriscience Fair is to recognize students in agricultural science who are pursuing an academically challenging course of high school study that focuses on the application of scientific principles, research, and emerging technologies in an agricultural subject area.
 

Best Informed Greenhand- First year high school FFA students will take a multiple choice test on their knowledge of the FFA, an integral part of California agricultural education in high schools.
 

Light Horse Judging- This contest consists of evaluating 8 classes of Halter and Performance Horses.  Students shall also present two sets of oral reasons. This contest emphasizes the understanding of horses and their functionality based on type and structure.
 

Marketing Co-ops- Students study the operational guides of cooperatives and their uses in the agriculture industry. Students take a test based on their knowledge of cooperatives.
 

Vet Practices- Students demonstrate knowledge veterinary practices through knowledge exams of animal vitals, breed identification, common tools and uses as well as a hands-on practicum exhibiting skills that would commonly occur in a veterinary office.

CDE Teams