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:
March 29-31, 2023
April 3-5, 2024
April 2-4, 2025