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Agricultural Communications      
Students interested in journalism, broadcasting, web design and more learn to communicate effectively while advocating for agriculture.

Agribusiness (Farm) Management      
The Agribusiness Management CDE (formerly Farm Business Management) helps students develop business management skills and learn to apply economic principles to agriculture and agribusiness.

Agricultural Sales      
In the Agricultural Sales CDE, students demonstrate skills in customer relations, advertising and promotion and merchandise displays.

Agricultural Tech and Mechanics      
The Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems CDE helps students develop their technical skills and knowledge and their ability to work with others to solve complex problems.

Participants in the Agronomy CDE possess an in-depth knowledge of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They must also demonstrate skills in solving complex problems related to crop production.


Dairy Cattle Evaluation      
The Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE helps students develop skills in dairy cattle selection and herd management.  Participants evaluate the cattle’s physical characteristics, explain their various classes and analyze a herd record as a team.

The Floriculture CDE requires students to identify plants, judge flower arrangements and solve problems. Participants also demonstrate skills in flower arranging, propagation and the preparation of floral and foliage products for sale.

Food Science & Technology      

The purpose of the contest is to promote learning activities in food science and technology related to the food industry and to assist students in developing practical knowledge of principles used in a team decision-making process.

The Forestry CDE requires students to demonstrate their skills in diagnosing forest disorders, managing forests and forest inventory and applying approved silviculture practices.

Light Horse Evaluation      
In the Horse Evaluation CDE, students evaluate and rank horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. As a team, students cooperatively solve problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production.

Livestock Evaluation      
Participants in the Livestock Evaluation CDE cooperatively classify livestock as “keep” or “cull” for market and breeding purposes based on physical characteristics and records.

Marketing Plan      
Participants in the Marketing Plan CDE develop and present a marketing plan for a current agricultural product, supply or service.

Meat Evaluation and Technology      
In the Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE, students develop the skills needed for careers in the meat animal industry. During the event, members evaluate beef carcasses for quality and yield grade; identify various meat cuts and place carcasses, and identify wholesale and/or retail cuts.

Milk Quality and Dairy Foods      
Participants in the Milk Quality and Products CDE demonstrate their knowledge about the quality production, processing, distribution, promotion and marketing of milk and dairy foods

Natural Resources and Environment      
Individual and team activities in the Environmental and Natural Resources CDE include a national and global issues interview; environmental and natural resources problem solving; soil tests and profiles; air and water analysis; GPS use; waste management; and more.

Nursery/ Landscape      
The Nursery/Landscape CDE test students skills in aspects of maintaining landscape plants and related products, evaluating equipment and services, and landscape design.

Poultry Evaluation      
The Poultry Evaluation CDE test students’ skills in the production, processing, and marketing of chickens, turkeys, processed poultry products and eggs.

Small Engines      

Vegetable Crop      

Veterinary Science      
The Veterinary Science CDE provides opportunities for participants to develop technical knowledge and demonstrate practical skills in the field of veterinary science

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