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Leadership Development Events (LDE)
General Event Rules      
  1. FFA Official Dress is required for this event.
  2. While official dress is required, proper safety apparel is allowed.
  3. Each chapter is entitled to one entry in each district Leadership Development Event.
  4. Each district is entitled to one entry in each state Leadership Development Event.
  5. The first place entry at the district event will advance to the state event. In the event that the first place entry is unavailable for the state event, the second place entry will advance; the district may continue down the list until an available entry is found.
  6. All students must be active FFA members in good standing in order to compete. In order to be an active member in good standing, a student must:
    1. Be enrolled in at least one agricultural education course during the school year,
    2. Attend meetings, strive for degrees of membership, and participate in other organized activities of the chapter,
    3. Pay all current state and national dues, and
    4. Display conduct consistent with the ideals and purposes of the National FFA Organization.
  7. Participants using personal electronic communication devices, other than those approved by the event officials, during the course of the event are subject to disqualification.
  8. The use of live animals is strictly prohibited.
  9. The use of weapons is prohibited. The list includes, but is not limited to, guns, knives, bullets, bows, and arrows. Knives appropriate to the demonstration may be used. For example, grafting knives are acceptable, demonstration to sharpen a knife is inappropriate.

Eligibility      

Events in which individuals are permanently ineligible to compete in the event after winning the state competition.

    • Agricultural Sales Presentation
    • Discovery Creed Speaking
    • Freshman Creed Speaking
    • Discovery Degree Demonstrations
    • Demonstrations
    • Discovery Degree Prepared Public Speaking
    • Freshman Prepared Public Speaking
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Extemporaneous Public Speaking
    • Freshman Extemporaneous Public Speaking
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Job Interview
    • Leadership Ambassador
    • Discovery Degree Quiz Bowl
    • Quiz Bowl

The chapter that has won first place in the state, shall be eligible to participate in the event the year immediately following the winning of first place, provided the team is composed of completely different members. The winning team can sit out one year and compete the following year with original members that meet membership and leadership contest participation requirements.)

    • Chapter Meeting
    • Novice Chapter Meeting
    • Agriculture Issues
    • Agricultural Communications
    • Marketing

The chapter is able to compete in this event after winning the state competition.

    • Scrapbook
    • Exhibit

Leadership Development Events that 7-8th grade members can participate:

    • Discovery Creed Speaking
    • Discovery Degree Demonstrations
    • Discovery Degree Prepared Public Speaking
    • Discovery Degree Quiz Bowl
    • Novice Chapter Meeting

Leadership Development Events that 9th grade members can participate:

    • Agricultural Sales Presentation
    • Freshman Creed Speaking
    • Demonstrations
    • Freshman Prepared Public Speaking
    • Freshman Extemporaneous Public Speaking
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Job Interview
    • Quiz Bowl
    • Chapter Meeting
    • Novice Chapter Meeting
    • Agriculture Issues
    • Agricultural Communications
    • Marketing
    • Scrapbook
    • Exhibit

Leadership Development Events that 10-12th grade members can participate:

    • Agricultural Sales Presentation
    • Demonstrations
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Extemporaneous Public Speaking
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Job Interview
    • Leadership Ambassador (12th grade only)
    • Quiz Bowl (9-10th grades only)
    • Chapter Meeting
    • Agriculture Issues
    • Agricultural Communications
    • Marketing
    • Scrapbook
    • Exhibit

Judge Criteria      
1. One judge should be designated as a time keeper who will record the time used by each student, noting under time or over time.
2. Three competent, impartial persons should be selected to judge the event. At least one judge should have an agriculture background.
3. At the time of the event, the judges will be seated in different sections of the room in which the event is held. They will score each student upon the quality of presentation, using the score sheet provided.
4. When questions are needed, each judge shall formulate and ask questions. Questions shall pertain directly to the speakers subject and questions containing two or more parts should be avoided. Judges will score students on the ability to answer all questions asked by all the judges.
5. When time is called by the time keepers, questioning by the judges and answering by the students ends immediately.
6. When all students have finished presenting, each judge will total the score on each student using the time keepers record.
7. Students shall be ranked in numerical order on the basis of final score to be determined by each judge without consulting with each other. The judges ranking of each shall be added (not the actual numerical scores), and the winner will be the student that scores the lowest sum of rankings. (In case of a tie, the individual who has the highest grand total score shall have priority rating.)


Agricultural Issues    
NameDate AddedSize
Agricultural Issues 1/27/2017 165 KB
Agricultural Issues_Scorecards 12/2/2016 202 KB
Discovery Degree Agricultural Issues Guidelines 1/27/2017 153 KB

Agricultural Sales Presentation    
NameDate AddedSize
Agricultural Sales Presentation 1/26/2017 448 KB



Demonstrations    
NameDate AddedSize
Demonstrations Guidelines 1/27/2017 180 KB
Demonstrations Rubric 1/27/2017 93 KB
Discovery Degree Demo Rubric 1/27/2017 92 KB
Discovery Degree Demonstration_Category 1 1/27/2017 153 KB
Discovery Degree Demonstration_Category 2 1/27/2017 150 KB

Exhibit    
NameDate AddedSize
Exhibit Guidelines 1/26/2017 168 KB


Job Interview    
NameDate AddedSize
Job Application 12/2/2016 27 KB
Job Interview 2/7/2017 376 KB

Leadership Ambassador    
NameDate AddedSize
Leadership Ambassador 1/26/2017 158 KB

Persuasive Essay    
NameDate AddedSize
Essay and Extemp General Topics_2018 11/30/2017 521 KB
Persuasive Essay 2/22/2017 398 KB


Quiz Bowl    
NameDate AddedSize
Discovery Degree Quiz Bowl 1/26/2017 37 KB
Quiz Bowl 1/26/2017 36 KB
Quiz Bowl Bank (Discovery and Freshman) 2016_2017 12/30/2016 211 KB

Scrapbook    
NameDate AddedSize
Scrapbook 1/26/2017 215 KB
Scrapbook _Rubric 1/27/2017 307 KB

   
 
Preparation Resources
   
Please see the "Documents" section at the bottom of this page for additional preparation resources!
District Convention Entry Form
Ag Issues (State Only)
Ag Communications



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
 
 
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