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CDE Contest

Career Development Events

 "Competition Makes It Fun, Careers Make It Real!"

   The Uvalde FFA competes in the following CDE's....

* Agronomy

Participants complete a 50-question written exam; identify seeds, insects, soils and crops; demonstrate knowledge of agronomic management to solve a practical problems. Teams consist of three or four members and the top three scores are tabulated for the final team score.

* Cotton Classing

Team members evaluate 50 cotton samples and class each sample as to color grade and leaf grade.

* Entomology

Students apply the fundamentals of entomology and develop skills in identifying common insects and their significance to people and agriculture.

* Land Evaluation

Members of land evaluation teams judge sites based on characteristics of the soil and observations of landscape conditions, then recommend land treatments considering factors such as soil characteristics, vegetative conditions and planned use for the site.

* Livestock Judging

Beef cattle, sheep and swine are evaluated for market values and desirable physical traits. Team members also rank livestock for breeding purposes, using observed physical characteristics and performance data.

* Poultry Judging

Students apply classroom knowledge to evaluate production, processing, marketing and consumption of chickens, turkeys, processed products and eggs. Participants complete a written exam, solve a management problem, evaluate animals and products, as well as identify various poultry products.





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