More than 12,700 Texas FFA members participated in 28 different Career Development Events this spring—each one vying to be named state champion in their respective contest.
Career Development Events (CDEs) expand on what is taught 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.
Many CDEs are qualifying events for the National FFA CDE competition and/or offer scholarship opportunities.
The 2014 Texas FFA CDE champions include:
Ag Communications – James Madison FFA
Ag Mechanics – Sandra Day O'Connor FFA
Ag Sales – Smithson Valley FFA
Agronomy – James Madison FFA
Cotton – Glasscock County FFA
Dairy Cattle – El Campo FFA
Entomology – Stephenville FFA
Environmental & Natural Resource – Rusk FFA
Farm Business Management – Midlothian FFA
Floriculture – Stephenville FFA
Food Science – Florence FFA
Forage – Avery FFA
Forestry – Dayton FFA
Horse – Marion FFA
Home Site Evaluation – Paducah FFA
Land –Klein FFA
Livestock – Spearman FFA
Marketing Plan – Anderson-Shiro FFA
Meats – East Central FFA
Milk Quality – La Vernia FFA
Nursery/Landscape – James Madison FFA
Poultry – Gilmer FFA
Range – Anson FFA
Range Plant ID – Teague FFA
Tractor Technician – A&M Consolidated FFA
Veterinary Science – Clear Springs FFA
Wildlife – Tomball FFA
Wool – Canyon - New Braunfels FFA
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA Association with more than 104,000 members and more than 1,000 FFA chapters. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For further information about the Texas FFA Association, visit www.texasffa.org.