Est. 1937

DeWitt Central FFA

Ag Biotechnology

Students work within teams to rank breeding and market classes of beef, sheep and swine and give oral reasons to back up their decisions. 

To motivate high school students to learn and understand how to grow and manage crops in Iowa for efficient, profitable, and sustainable production.

Farm Business Management

This event motivates students to gain knowledge on surface features, the soil profile, land capability and productivity, evaluation of land use and management practices, and suitability of soils for nonagricultural uses.

Students will be equipped with strong
communication skills and will have developed the ability to work collaboratively to effectively communicate and advocate for the industry of agriculture.


Livestock Evaluation

Work together as a group to demonstrate your ability to analyze agricultural, farm, and ranch business management information

Encourage FFA members to gain an awareness of vocational and professional opportunities in the field of food science and technology, marketing and management occupations.

This contest allows students to gain new insights into equine science by evaluating and ranking horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance.

This event requires students to demonstrate their skills in diagnosing forest disorders, managing forests and forest inventory and applying approved silviculture practices. 

Vet Science


This contest tests students skills in maintaining landscape plants and related products, evaluating equipment and services and performing landscape design.

Horse Evaluation

CDE and LDE Sign Ups are available right now in the ag room!


Ag Sales (Team)

Ag Communications

Food Science

Participants develop practical marketing skills while creating and presenting a marketing plan for a local agribusiness. 

Teams will have to develop and discuss features and benefits of a product. Present your product in front of your "customers" and encourage them to purchase it!

Ag Mechanics

The purpose of the agricultural biotechnology CDE is to encourage FFA members to explore the diversity of the Biotechnology Industry, in terms of basic knowledge, skills and applications of biotechnology to the work place.

Participants demonstrate their knowledge about the quality production, processing, distribution, promotion and marketing of milk and dairy foods.

During this team event, students evaluate beef carcasses for quality and yield grade; identify various meat cuts and place carcasses; and identify wholesale and/or retail cuts. 

Milk Quality and Products

The purpose of this event is to stimulate the study and interest in production and retailing of flowers, plants, and foliage through the Agricultural Education curriculum.

Participants select live meat-type chickens for broiler breeding, evaluate and place live egg-type hens, and rate the finished product by evaluating and grading ready-to-cook carcasses and parts of chickens and turkeys.

CDE stands for Career Development Events. These contests help members to improve skills that they will use to succeed in their careers.​ Below are descriptions of all the leadership and skills that take place at sub-district or district convention. 

Meats Evaluation

Nursery/ Landscape

Marketing Plan

The purpose of the contest is to motivate ag education students to develop understanding of electrical systems, machinery systems, metals, and welding.

Dairy Cattle Evaluation

To provide agricultural students with dairy interests a practical experience, which will serve them well in industry positions or in management of a modern dairy herd.

Poultry Evaluation

Soils Evaluation

Students working in teams demonstrate their technical competency with small and large animals by completing a written exam, critical-thinking scenario questions, identifications and hands-on practicums.

Career Development Events