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Hannah H Cantrell
Dec 18, 2017

2018 District CDE/LDE Information

Dec 18, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

The 2018 Florida FFA District Leadership Development Events (LDE) & Career Development Events (CDE) that will be held on January 19, 2018.  The winning teams/individuals from Sub-Districts will move on to Districts, no registration is required.  The list of the sub-district winners is attached.

District CDE/LDE preliminaries are hosted by an identified school and teacher within your FFA Chapter’s assigned district. A document is attached with the event information that has been provided by the host for each district.  Additional specific event information will be provided by the host.  Questions about start times, location and other logistics should be directed to the district host.

General Reminders

Safe Tractor Operations CDE - Each participant can take a two-minute test drive with the implement attached, but not through the course.

Opening & Closing Ceremonies LDE - As a reminder, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, we will be using the updated National FFA Opening & Closing Ceremonies. Please ensure that your judges are aware of this change.

Prepared Public Speaking LDE - Prepared Public Speaking: Please be reminded that Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts are due to the District host one week(January 12) prior to the LDE. In the event that the manuscripts are not received, the host & judges should eliminate all points associated with the manuscript. Note: It is the responsibility of the participating team to ensure that the manuscript is received by the host. If in doubt, please contact the host before the deadline to ensure that the manuscripts were received.

Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDE - Students WILL NOT have computer access at the District level.  Computers will only be used at the state and national level.



Membership & Competitive Event Participation

As a reminder, in accordance with Florida FFA Board policy, we will continue to check membership eligibility for all teams and individuals placing in all state level Career and Leadership Development Events. FFA members competing must be listed on the chapter’s membership roster and the roster must have been submitted to state level within the FFA Membership System.

Quality Chapter Plan Submission & Competitive Event Participation

FFA chapters must submit the Quality Chapter Plan prior to participating in any competitive event.  If the Quality Chapter Plan has not been submitted by the close of business on the published registration deadline, the chapter will not be considered for official ranking within that event. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS! While the chapter will be eligible to register and participate, participants will not be included in the scoring process. To avoid eligibility issues, the Quality Chapter Plan should be submitted by the published due date. You will not be able to register without confirming you have completed this step. 

Alternate Policy

Per Florida FFA Board Policy, NO ALTERNATES will be permitted to participate in any competitive event.

2018 District LDE Hosts.pdf
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2017 Sub District CDE & LDE Results.pdf
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