CDE Season in Full Swing

WCFFA members are busy preparing for and competing in CDEs (Career Development Events) during the spring months.

Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. CDEs help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.

Over 50 members recently traveled to CDEs held in Howard. Members are starting the Production CDE with success! The Natural Resources Team of Riley Olson, Chelsea Munce, Ethan Schumacher and Cam Green placed 3rd as a team with Riley placing among the top 10 individuals.

In Floriculture Melinda Knuth placed 6th and Sydnie Howey placed 10th.

The Equine (Horse) Evaluation Team of Jorry Lammers, Chrissy Becker and Breanna Gray ranked 4th as a team.

In Meats; the team of Sami Galliger, Tiffany Hanisch, Liz Renner and Kelsey Wagner placed 4th.

Members will compete in CDEs at Tri Valley, Flandreau and Lennox in preparation for the State CDEs which will be held in conjunction with the State FFA Convention April 10-12 in Brookings. State winning teams advance to national competition in Indianapolis, IN during the National FFA Convention in October.

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