Career opportunities abound within today’s agribusiness and agriscience industry. The Florida FFA Association offers 30 Career & Leadership Development Events that cover job skills in everything from communications to mechanics while helping students develop the abilities to think clearly, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive real-world environment. Whether you enjoy public speaking or creating new and improved food items, competing as part of a team or as an individual, there is a CDE/LDE tailored to the interests of each and every FFA member.
The primary goal of career & leadership development events is to develop individual responsibilities, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement. Career & leadership development events should reflect instruction that currently takes place in the entire agricultural education program, including classroom instruction, laboratory instruction and student’s supervised agricultural experiences. CDEs & LDEs are intended to be an outgrowth of instruction.
Florida FFA staff and event superintendents will use the published policies and procedures to organize and implement the Florida FFA Career and Leadership Development Events. Event activities may not be conducted due to lack of necessary materials, expertise or extreme impact to event budgets. Teams will receive the current event format prior to the event. It is the responsibility of the Advisor to review these policies and procedures and ensure that the members competing are aware of them.