ALEC Department

Nebraska Agricultural Education Career Development Events

2023 CDE participants

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calendar-2(time) CDE Schedule

Get up-to-date event dates, times, and locations.

book-open-4(content) General Rules & Eligibility

View criteria for students and schools to participate in CDEs.

task-check-1(tasks) Registration & Swaps

Register for CDE competitions and resolve scheduling conflicts.

map-treasure(places) East Campus Map

See the locations of each CDE & shuttle stops on campus.

Today's agricultural industry presents students with over 300 career opportunities. Knowing that one in every three people in Nebraska is employed in an agriculturally based career, the Nebraska Agricultural Education Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

Nebraska hosts 25 CDEs, covering the technical knowledge and skill areas related to the agriculture, food, and natural resources career field. Students in agricultural education compete in a variety of events that sharpen their skills as they explore and experience careers in agriculture. CDEs occur alongside the Nebraska FFA Convention in early spring on UNL's East Campus, at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, and at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 

Future CDE Dates:

April 2 - 4, 2025

March 25 - 27, 2026

March 31 - April 2, 2027