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Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 8, 2017

IMPORTANT: 2017 National CDE/LDE Deadlines

Aug 8, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell


This email includes some important information for those advisors whose FFA members won a state CDE/LDE that will advance National Convention this fall.  Please read this email carefully as it contains several firm deadlines.  

Career and Leadership Development Events Deadlines:

  • Early August: Orientation packets will be posted on
    • Please place close attention to the superintendent letters for the CDEs/LDEs that are posted online with orientation packets.  Several of the events have had changes and may require students to bring materials like laptops and Wi-Fi capable devices. 
  • August 15Special Needs Accommodation Form due, this includes dietary restrictions or needs (when applicable)
  • September 1: Online uploads due – the deadline this year is by 5 PM EDT These uploads include:
    • Agricultural Communications portfolios
    • Agricultural Issues portfolios
    • Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts
    • Employment Skills cover letter and resumes
  • September 1: Certification due through (advisors) – the deadline this year is by 5 p.m. EDT. Directions are  attached.
  • September 1: Dual participation notification due (see orientation packet for details).
  • September 15: Online waivers due- completed through the declaration/certification on Directions are attached.

Please contact Hannah Huggins ( if you have any questions.

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