Career & Leadership


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

There are 24 CDEs and LDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.

For more information, talk to your FFA advisor or state FFA association about how you can get involved in the CDE and LDE awards program.

Available Sponsorships

Agricultural Communications CDE
Citizens Tri-County Bank of Dunlap In Honor of Mr. Flavius Barker
Agricultural Issues Forum LDE
Helena Agri-Enterprises
Agricultural Sales CDE
Rock Creek Angus
Agricultural Technology and Mechanics CDE
Agricenter International
Agronomy CDE
GreenPoint Ag
Bull Pen Challenge
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Conduct of Chapter Meetings LDE
Farm Credit Mid-America
Creed Speaking LDE
Farm Credit Mid-America
Dairy Cattle Handlers
The Plateau Group, Inc.
Dairy Cattle Management Evaluation CDE
Tennessee FFA Foundation