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FFA Career Development Events

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Marshfield Campus
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Mid-State is proud to host a regional FFA Career Development Event competition in 2023!

Each year students from middle and high schools across Wisconsin and Minnesota compete in the agricultural technology contest. Career and Leadership Development Events (CDEs) develop college- and career-readiness skills and serve as an outgrowth of instruction for FFA members in grades 7–12. Through CDEs—and Leadership Development Events (LDEs)—participating FFA members are challenged to develop critical thinking skills and effective decision-making skills, foster teamwork, and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement.

CDE and LDE competitions occur at the local, state, and national levels. They are designed and regularly evaluated to meet Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards.

General Information and Registration



Checks can be made out to Mid-State Technical College and mailed to:
Mid-State Technical College
Attn: FFA CDE Contest
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Invoices will be mailed on or before March 3, 2023. Payment must be received no later than March 17, 2023. If payment is not received on time, the team will not be allowed to compete.


Events cover a range of agricultural business, agricultural communications, agricultural mechanics, animal science, food science, natural resource, and plant science topics. The contest includes nine (9) team events. Some events qualify students to participate in state or national FFA Career Development Events.

  • Dairy Cattle Evaluation
  • Floriculture
  • Forestry
  • Livestock
  • Meats Evaluation and Technology
  • Middle School Agriscience
  • Milk Quality and Products
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Note: The following events are held in unheated facilities: Dairy Cattle, Livestock, and Forestry. Students should dress warmly. Official dress is not required for any event.

Persons requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability should contact the event coordinator 14 days in advance.

2023 Results

2023 Official results*

*state qualifiers highlighted

Mid-State Event Contact

Email Alex Lendved or call 715.389.7011 with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Alex Lendved