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The Wisconsin Association of FFA has a full year calendar of events that local FFA chapters and members are invited to participate in. Each event has it's separate registration and more information can be found on these events listed below.

Join these 2018-19 Partners!

Agropur Inc.

BMO Harris Bank

Breeze Dairy Group, LLC

DuPont Pioneer

Jennie-O Turkey Store

The Lee Foundation


Leadership Conferences

State Convention

Thank you to these 2019 partners!

CHS Foundation




Renk Seed


AgCountry Farm Credit Services

GreenStone Farm Credit Services


U.S. Army ROTC 3rd BDE

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation

Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association


Seneca Foods Corporation

Wisconsin Public Service


Agropur inc

Badger State Ethanol

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

CentralStar Cooperative

Citizens State Bank of Loyal

CNH Industrial Capital

The DeLong Company

John Deere Kansas

Lakeside Foods, Inc.

Southwest Tech College

Town Bank

We Energies

Wisconsin Farmers Union


Foremost Farms USA

Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jennie-O Turkey Store

Kenneth & Joyce Natzke, and Richard & Sue Schultz

Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators


Brookwood FFA

Ellsworth FFA

Fox Cities Builders

Green Bay East FFA

Horicon FFA

Lomira FFA

Milton FFA

Mondovi FFA

Sauk Prairie FFA

Stanley-Boyd FFA

UW-River Falls AgEd Society and Alpha Tau Alpha


90th Wisconsin State FFA Convention
June 10-13, 2019 - Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI

Related Documents

Convention Planning Resources

Convention Housing

Convention Service Projects

Convention Highlights

Pre-Convention Award Announcements

Convention Delegate Business


Sponsor Information for Award Recipients

Career Development Events

A Career Development Event (CDE) is basically a contest, based on current industry standards, where FFA members can demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained from 1) classroom instruction, 2) their SAE and 3) FFA activities.

Templates for CDE Certificates Individuals

Templates for CDE Certificates Team

Clicking on the above links will download the templates to your computer. The templates can be opened in Power Point. Go to the edit page in Power Point and you can enter your student's name and contest area. Gold teams and individuals place in the top third, silver in the middle third and bronze in the lower third.

April 25, 2014 State Contest Information

Scan Sheet Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I enter?

Register here - Checks to WAAE and send to Bridgett

How many CDEs are there?

Including speaking contests, there are over 25 different areas. This website will deal with mainly the 17 CDEs that deal with plants and animals. I have also added the Market Plan CDE.

How many members per team?

How do I learn about a CDE?

That’s what this website is supposed to help you with. Simply click on a CDE and you can learn about a CDE, what’s included in a contest, and how to train.

When are CDEs held?

In Wisconsin, CDEs are held in early spring. The area contests are held in March and the State contest is always the last Friday in April in Madison. The area contests are held in Janesville, UW Platteville, UW River Falls and FVTC.

What if I don't know anything?

That’s what is great about the FFA, you can learn! You don't need to start as an expert - you can become an expert.

Who can enter CDEs?

Only high school FFA members are eligible to compete at the State FFA Career Development Events. However, most of the area contests will allow MS FFA members to compete. State winning teams advance to the National contests, so some contestants at the National contests are just out of high school.

How many times can I enter a contest?

You can enter the same CDE each year you are eligible to compete or you can enter a different CDE.

How do I qualify for the State contest?

There are six CDEs where teams must ‘qualify’ to compete at the State contest. These are very popular areas and there isn’t room to handle all the teams at Madison. These CDEs are: Floriculture, Dairy Cattle, Livestock, Horse, Ag Mechanics and Wildlife. Teams must 'qualify' at an area contest. Teams can try to qualify only once. Teams may be able to 'practce' at some area contests but you can try to qualify only once. All the other State CDEs are open to those teams that enter. Some contests have a space limit so teams are limited, that’s why it is important to enter early.

If my team wins the State Contest, can I do same CDE next year?

The rules say that once you win a State CDE or compete in the National Contest, you cannot come back and compete again in the same CDE.

How difficult is it to win a contest?

The teams that win CDEs generally put a lot of effort into learning the material. If you want to be successful it is suggested to start studying early. In Floriculture, there are around 200 plants to learn to ID. If you start preparing at the beginning of the school year you only have to learn two per day.

Do CDEs complement classroom instruction?

Absolutely! CDEs are great to include as part of classroom instruction or as a end of class project.


Leadership Development Events

District Host Materials

Sectional Host Materials

Annual Calendar of Events

2019-2020 Wisconsin FFA Calendar of Events