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

FFA Ceremonies (Opening and Closing) CDE
Floriculture CDE
Metro Floral Wholesale
Food Science and Technology CDE
CSX Transportation
Forestry CDE
Tennessee FFA Alumni Association
Horse Evaluation CDE
CSX Transportation
Horse Evaluation CDE
CB Trucking
Job Interview CDE
CSX Transportation
Land Evaluation CDE
Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee
Livestock Evaluation CDE
CSX Transportation
Marketing Plan CDE
The Andersons Inc.