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Leadership Development Events

Nebraska Leadership Development Events (LDEs) provide FFA members with experience in the practice of influencing others through speaking and parliamentary procedure competitions.

Students compete at district-level LDEs in order to qualify for competition at State FFA Convention in the spring. (Each District may qualify two students per event). Check the district dates and information page to see when and where districts compete. Contact your district’s FFA Board Representative for district-level event questions.

For those LDEs which are national-qualifying, the state-winning individual or team will represent Nebraska at National FFA Convention the following October.

Individual Events

By writing and presenting a 6-8 minute speech, FFA members develop the ability to competently express themselves and to provide an educational opportunity to learn about the methods of doing business through agricultural cooperatives.

Rules & Documents

Cooperative Speaking Rules – Updated July 2018

Cooperative Speaking Suggested Topic Areas

POWERRful Speeches Template

By memorizing and presenting the FFA Creed, ninth grade students develop the abilities of interpretation and self expression of beginning FFA members.

 

Rules & Documents

Creed Speaking Rules – updated November 2018 *National Qualifying*

The FFA creed

FFA members demonstrate their ability in completing a job application form, writing a letter of application, preparing a resume, interviewing, and completing a follow-up letter.

State Event Only: Employment Skills Application link. (will be live Spring 2019)

 

Rules

Employment Skills Rules – Updated July 2018 *National Qualifying*

Follow-up Call Rubric – State Finals Only

FFA members develop the ability to express themselves through a speech on a given subject without having prepared or rehearsed its content in advance.

Rules & Documents

Extemporaneous Speaking Rules_- Updated July 2018 *National Qualifying*

Sample Extemporaneous Speaking Topics

POWERRful Speeches Template

By writing and presenting a 6-8 minute speech, FFA members develop competent speaking abilities and increase their appreciation for and knowledge of natural resources management.

Rules & Documents

Natural Resources Speaking Rules – Updated July 2018

2014-15 Natural Resources Suggested Topics

POWERRful Speeches Template

By writing and presenting a 4-6 minute speech, FFA members in ninth or tenth grades develop the ability to competently express themselves through a prepared speech that is a result of their own research and understanding of a topic affecting the agriculture industry.

 

Rules & Documents

Junior Division Public Speaking Rules – Updated July 2018

POWERRful Speeches Template 

By writing and presenting a 6-8 minute speech, FFA members competently express themselves through a prepared speech that is a result of their own research and understanding of a topic affecting the agriculture industry.

Rules & Documents

Public Speaking Senior Division Rules

POWERRful Speeches Template

Team Events

By developing and presenting a 8-10 minute speech, a team of two to five FFA members accurately explain a process that addresses a current agriculture industry practice, procedure, need, issue, or focus. Students must demonstrate the skills required in the process while making a verbal presentation to emphasize the importance of agricultural technology and the skills required for a changing industry.

Rules

Agricultural Demonstration Rules – Updated July 2018

As a team of seven FFA members in seventh, eighth and/or ninth grade, students demonstrate parliamentary procedure to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting, communicate and participate effectively as a team member, demonstrate critical thinking and teamwork for effective decision making.

Rules & Documents

Conduct of Chapter Meetings Rules – Updated July 2018 *National Qualifying*

Conduct of Chapter Meetings Room Set-Up

As a team of six FFA members, students demonstrate knowledge of parliamentary procedure in order to conduct an orderly and efficient meeting; transact business and present logical, realistic, and convincing discussion; record complete and accurate minutes.

 

Rules & Documents

Senior Parliamentary Procedure – Updated November 2018 *National Qualifying*

Sample Senior Parliamentary Procedure Test and key 

Senior Parliamentary Procedure Sample Card: Call for the Orders of the Day

Middle School Events

Nebraska FFA offers opportunities for 7th and 8th grade middle school students that are enrolled in agricultural courses to participate in events that promote leadership, career awareness and research.

Certain events allow students to compete at the district-level in order to qualify for competition at the State FFA Convention in the spring. Check the District Dates & Information page to see when and where districts compete.  Contact your district’s FFA Board Representative for district-level event questions.

Middle school students may also participate in the Agriscience Fair and the FFA Division of the Nebraska State Fair.  Talk to your agriculture teacher about how you can participate!

State rules for Leadership Development Events do not necessarily match the National FFA event. Individuals and teams who qualify to the National FFA Convention should refer to ffa.org for the appropriate event rules.

Updated March 26, 2019 9:09am