Career opportunities abound within today’s agribusiness and agriscience industry. The Florida FFA Association offers 30 Career & Leadership Development Events that cover job skills in everything from communications to mechanics while helping students develop the abilities to think clearly, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive real-world environment. Whether you enjoy public speaking or creating new and improved food items, competing as part of a team or as an individual, there is a CDE/LDE tailored to the interests of each and every FFA member.
The primary goal of career & leadership development events is to develop individual responsibilities, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement. Career & leadership development events should reflect instruction that currently takes place in the entire agricultural education program, including classroom instruction, laboratory instruction and student’s supervised agricultural experiences. CDEs & LDEs are intended to be an outgrowth of instruction.