Career Development Events, also known as CDEs
Career Development Events build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. These events are designed to help a member prepare for a career in agriculture by testing and challenging the student's technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their knowledge of the subject matter. CDEs answer the question, "When will I use this knowledge in the real world?"
There are twenty-eight CDEs in Texas and most are qualifying events for the State as well as National FFA CDE competition and/or offer scholarship opportunities.