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Career Development Events
During the Spring Bridgeport FFA competes in multiple Career Development Events which are also known as CDE's. CDE's are career based competitions where the students use their agriculture knowledge in a particular field and compete against other Texas FFA chapters. Bridgeport FFA prepares and competes in at least 8 CDE categories from Animal Science to Horticulture Science. Below is a list of CDE's that the Bridgeport advisors coach along with a link that can navigate you to the Texas FFA CDE page for further questions or research.  




Ag. Sales
Three or four member teams demonstrate the professional sales process including customer relations, advertising and promotion, telephone skills and product display. Members also complete an exam, present a project summary and make a sales presentation for an agricultural product. They complete one of four practical problems and cooperatively solve a market analysis problem.

Classroom knowledge and skills are applied as students identify and evaluate cut flowers, house plants, flowering plants, floral designs and complete an exam that tests their knowledge of floral design, propagation as well as preparation of floral and foliage products for sale.

Horse Evaluation
This CDE allows members to observe and evaluate in order to rank horses based on breed characteristics and conformation. Performance classes are evaluated within various equestrian styles.  American Quarter Horse standards are used in performance classes. Three or four member teams with the top three scores counting toward team score.

Livestock Evaluation
Beef cattle, sheep and swine are evaluated for market values and desirable physical traits.  Team members also rank livestock for breeding purposes, using observed physical characteristics and performance data.

Meat Judging
Students develop skills for careers in the meat animal industry as they complete a written exam; evaluate beef carcasses for quality and yield grade; identify various meat cuts, place beef, lamb and pork carcasses, and place wholesale and/or retail cuts. 

This CDE encourages members to apply their landscaping, marketing and service skills as they complete a written exam, identify various landscaping plant materials and evaluate plant materials and landscape plans. 

Poultry Evaluation
Students apply classroom knowledge to evaluate production, processing, marketing and consumption of chickens, turkeys, processed products and eggs. Participants complete a written exam, solve a management problem, evaluate animals and products, as well as identify various poultry products.

Veterinary Science
Students apply classroom knowledge to identify veterinary tools, common parasites, and breeds of animals. Participants will also complete a skill demonstration or practicum that is used in a common Veterinary setting. 


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