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Agricultural Communications      
The purpose of the agricultural communications career development event is to provide individuals with practical communications skills necessary to pursue career opportunities in agricultural communications. Public communications about agricultural products, practices and policies are essential to the future of agriculture. Students who are equipped with strong communication skills, have developed teamwork skills and who can use a variety of media to help the public understand issues related to the industry of agriculture have a bright future in the job market.

Agricultural Issues      
The Agricultural Issues event provides an opportunity to expose a wide variety of students to the selection, research, planning, and presenting of current agricultural issues

Agricultural Sales Presentation      
Students will individually sell an agricultural product or service of their choosing to a participating judge. 

Chapter Meeting      
The members shall demonstrate the correct procedures of a chapter meeting, including opening ceremonies, order of business, and closing ceremonies. 

Creed Speaking      
The FFA Creed outlines the organization’s beliefs regarding the agricultural industry, FFA membership and the value of citizenship and patriotism. The FFA Creed is recited by FFA members, as part of the requirements to earn the Greenhand Degree.

Members shall perform a demonstration about an agricultural topic to a panel of judges on their own or with a partner. In doing so, students will work on their communication skills as they explain the process or steps of their topic and its importance and relevance to the agricultural industry, 

Employment Skills      
is designed for FFA members to develop, practice and demonstrate skills needed in seeking employment in the agricultural industry. Each part of the event simulates "Real World" activities that will be used by real world employers.

FFA members work together to produce an exhibit to highlight their chapter’s local, state, and national FFA programs and inform the community of their presence. 

Extemporaneous Public Speaking      
FFA members are given an agriculture topic on which to give an impromptu speech

Leadership Ambassador      
The Leadership Ambassador CDE allows Senior FFA members to showcase their accomplishments in FFA and their knowledge of current agriculture issues.

Persuasive Essay      
FFA members will demonstrate their knowledge and written communication skills through the development of an essay. 

Prepared Public Speaking      
FFA members present a speech written on an agricultural topic to a panel of judges, who then ask the contestant a series of questions about the topic of their speech.

Scrapbook- Traditional & Multimedia      
For FFA Chapters to demonstrate the activities they have completed each month in an organized creative fashion.

Quiz Bowl      
Middle school, freshman and sophomore FFA members answer FFA and general agriculture questions

Preparation Resources
Please see the "Documents" section at the bottom of this page for additional preparation resources!
District Convention Entry Form
District Convention Guidebook 2020

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