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 CDE
Helena Chemical Company
Agricultural Sales CDE
Rock Creek Angus
Agricultural Technology and Mechanics CDE
Agricenter International
Creed Speaking CDE
Farm Credit Mid-America
Dairy Cattle Handlers
The Plateau Group, Inc.
Dairy Cattle Management Evaluation CDE
Dairy Farmers of America
Environmental/Natural Resources CDE
Michael Vestal
Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
Farm Business Management CDE
Farm Credit Mid-America