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Hannah H Cantrell
Feb 1, 2017

2017 Agricultural Education CDE Focus Area

Feb 1, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors,

This year’s theme for the Agricultural Education CDE is “natural resources.” Lessons should focus on standard 4.0 from the Florida Agricultural Education Agriscience Foundations course (see below). Reference Units in the Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications text (6th edition) for both the lesson planning and written test participants will take as part of the CDE: Section 3 – specifically Units 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12.  The lesson plan template is attached.

Lesson plans are to be submitted electronically to the FL FFA State Office by April 1st (April 8 – grace period); and will also serve as the participant’s registration.  The link for electronic submission will be available on the competitive events page of

04.0        Apply environmental principles to the agricultural industry--The student will be able to:

04.01     Research how different climactic and geological activity influences agriculture. 

04.02     Describe various ecosystems as they relate to the agriculture industry. 

04.03     Describe the environmental resources (soil, water, air) necessary for agriculture production.

04.04     Identify regulatory agencies that impact agricultural practices.

04.05     Apply Best Management Practices that enhance the natural environment.

04.06     Identify conservation practices related to natural resources. 

If you have any questions please contact the event superintendent, Dr. Grady Roberts,

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