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Career Development Events (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. Louise FFA members have the opportunity to join the following CDE teams.  These Events take place during the Spring semester. 

Wildlife and Recreation Management: A team of 3 to 4 students demonstrate and identify plant species, proper habitat  management practices, safety procedures, game laws, management techniques as well as compass and pacing skills.  
 Contact Mr. Wilson 

 Floriculture: This event requires students to identify plant materials, tools, and pests common to the industry, demonstrate  knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and management practices applied in the industry via a written exam, make  observations, draw conclusions, and utilize higher order thinking skills in problem solving situations. Floriculture teams are made up  of 3 to 4 members. 
 Contact Mrs. Ross 

 Entomology: A team of 3 to 4 members apply the fundamentals of entomology and develop skills in identifying common insects  and their significance to people and agriculture.  
 Contact Miss. O’Brien 

 Veterinary Science: At the competition, students will take a written exam, identify breeds, equipment and parasites as well was  demonstrate practicum skills. Veterinary science teams will consist of 3 to 4 members.  
 Contact Miss. O’Brien 

 Poultry Judging: This CDE tests members knowledge on poultry basics, carcass grading, poultry processed products, egg grading              and live bird evaluation. Team is comprised of 3 or 4 member teams with the top three scores counting toward team score. 
 Contact Miss. O’Brien 


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