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Career and Leadership Development Events

These are the official rules and regulations are for The Big E FFA Career and Leadership Development Events for 2024. Addendum’s to this publication providing the time and location of the CDE/LDE's will be posted on the website as updates become available. Necessary changes in rules and regulations will be distributed after the fall meeting of The Big E FFA Planning Committee and posted here.

Agricultural Issues Forum

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Janae Pettit

Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Horse Barn E

Rules & Format

Co-Superintendents: Michael Kingsbury, Hardin James & Robert Cross

Agriscience Fair

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Farm-A-Rama

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Harold Mackin

Creed Speaking

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Kelsey O’Hare

Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 6:45 a.m.

Location: Coliseum

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Heather Wasson

Dairy Cattle Handlers

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Location: Coliseum

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Noah Dixon

Assistant Superintendent: Suzanne Buck

Employment Skills

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Darlene Rehor

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format *Computer access will NOT be available for this event*

Co-Superintendents: PJ & Alyssa Adam

Farm & Agribusiness Management

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Leaving from Gate 1

Rules & Format

Superintendent: John Bradley

Assistant Superintendent: Donna Nesbitt

Floriculture

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Farm-A-Rama

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Pebbles Lacross

Food Science & Technology

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Horse Barn E

Rules & Format

Co-Superintendents: PJ & Alyssa Adam

Forestry

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Leaving from Gate 1

Rules & Format

Superintendent: James Amspach

Horse Evaluation

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Leaving From Gate 1

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Amanda Gagne

Livestock Evaluation

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Coliseum

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Keith Shane

Assistant Superintendent: Bonnie Kegler

Marketing Plan

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format

    • Each team must provide their own projector and laptop.
    • There will be 5 minutes of questions by the judges following the 15-minute presentation.
    • No additional handouts or products should be given to the judges at the time of the presentation.
    • The judges will assume the role of the owners of the company. The presentation should be done with that in mind and the team members are a marketing firm chosen to address the (real) owners concerns or goals.
    • Four copies of the Marketing Plan must be sent to the Career Development Event Superintendent by September 5, 2024. Plans should be mailed directly to:
    Gail Kiley Sanders
    79 Glen Ridge Road
    Norwich, Vermont 05055

Co-Superintendents: Gail Kiley Sanders & Terri Shank

Milk Quality and Products

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Moses Building

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Dave Snyder

Nursery & Landscape

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Horse Barn E

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Mandi Millen

Assistant Superintendent: Rebecca Rose

Parliamentary Procedure

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Krista L. Pontinus

Assistant Superintendent: Nevin Brofee

Poultry Evaluation

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Moses Building

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Robert Lauffer

Assistant Superintendent: Neil Fellenbaum

Prepared Public Speaking

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Hotel

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Pamela Berklekovic

Safe Tractor & Equipment Operation

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Leaves from Gate 1

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Aaron Gathen

Veterinary Science

Date: Friday, September 13, 2024

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Horse Barn E

Rules & Format

Superintendent: Melanie Berndtson

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