High school students participating in the FFA Career Development Events competition judge livestock based on subjective criteria, followed by a verbal report justifying their conclusions. The event was one of eight contests Mid-State Technical College hosted in Marshfield, March 22, 2022.

Mid-State hosts FFA Career Development Events Competition

March 24, 2022

Local high school students active in FFA came out to Mid-State Technical College to compete in the annual agricultural technology FFA Career Development Events (CDE) competition on March 22. 

The competition covered a range of contests, including forestry, floriculture, dairy cattle and livestock judging, vet science and more. Top ranking teams will be invited to qualify for the state FFA competition later this spring. 

“Mid-State is proud to host a regional FFA CDE on National Ag Day,” said Mid-State Marshfield Campus Dean Dr. Alex Lendved. “We welcomed over 400 middle and high school students from 33 different school districts throughout the state.”  

Central Wisconsin put its best foot forward for the Mid-State FFA Career Development Event,” said Mark Cournoyer, agriscience instructor and FFA advisor at Auburndale High School. “Students came from all over the state to compete and found what a gem our community is. Thanks to our our cooperating business partners, livestock, livestock host sites, and judges, these FFA contests provided a great opportunity for students to see the diversity of agriculture in Wood County.”

FFA CDEs occur at the local, state and national levels to develop college- and career-readiness skills and serve as an outgrowth of instruction for FFA members in grades 7–12. The events help participating FFA members to develop critical-thinking and effective decision-making skills, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement.

Learn about Mid-State’s agribusiness programs at mstc.edu/programs