Career Development Events (CDE's) build on what is learned in agricultural classes and encourage members to put their knowledge into practice. These events are designed to help a member prepare for a career in agriculture by testing and challenging the student's technical, leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as their knowledge of the subject matter.
CDE's answer the question, "When will I use this knowledge in the real world?"
Many CDEs are qualifying events for the National FFA CDE competition and/or offer scholarship opportunities.
Vandegrift FFA has traditionally participated in the following CDE's:
Livestock, Wool, Horse, Veterinary Science, Entomology, Floriculture, Milk Quality, and Poultry.
HOWEVER... FFA Members have the option to train for and compete in the following Career Development Events offered on the National FFA Level