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Leadership Development Events focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization. Team and individual events are used to reinforce what is taught in agricultural science classrooms.

All LDE events have elimination rounds at the district and area before the state level competition. Please refer to your district and area calendars for competition dates. 

Alerts & Announcements

Revisions and Changes to the 2014 LDE Rules and Procedures

1.      Clarification on implementation of Gray’s Guide: There will no changes for the 2014 events.  In 2015, we will begin using the corrected versions of current motions and procedures, and in 2016 we will consider adding new motions.

2.   Clarification Senior FFA Skills Demonstration Contest: Judges will be reminded that the questions asked must only be to provide further clarification from the presentation. (Rule #7: “Questions asked by the judges MUST be derived directly from the skill that was performed.”)

3.      Change: Rule#5 in the Greenhand and Senior Quiz to read: “Teams may begin the event at the designated start time or at any time thereafter until 10:00 a.m.”

5. Addition: plagiarism statement as Rule #9 in FFA Broadcasting and Rule #7 in Agricultural Issues.

(Inserted as Rule 9 in FFA Broadcasting and Rule 7 in Ag Issues Forum.)

“This event requires original work by the team’s members and their advisor(s); thus, plagiarism is not permitted.  Plagiarism is defined as:

  1. Reproducing someone else’s sentences more or less verbatim, and presenting them as your own

6. Public Relations (Rule #5), Agricultural Advocacy (Rule #5)  and FFA Broadcasting (Rule #9)  removed the word “one” so that there is the option to have multiple advisors/designees assist with set up/equipment testing within the current time allotted.

7. The Texas FFA Inclement Weather Policy was added to the general LDE rules to establish a method of addressing any weather issues from an event management standpoint.

 8. Clarification from a 2013 Revision: Chapter Quiz 
d) 60 questions from the current issues of Texas Farm Facts, with the exclusion of “Top County” information for each commodity; and from the Ag Issues Current Events published for the current LDE season. These references will be posted for download on the Texas FFA website and should represent a cross-section of disciplines and interests in the agricultural community. Current Issues and Current Events should be limited to ten total current issues and events.

This was a revision passed by the Texas FFA BOD of 2013, but was missed by Texas FFA staff. We have rectified it for this year.

Registration & Results

Visit www.JudgingCard.com for contest registration and results.


NameOwnerDate AddedSize
LDE Coordinator Guide Admin 7/21/2011 290 KB
2014 State LDE Rules Revised 9.30.14 Admin 10/15/2014 1462 KB
2014 Texas FFA Leadership Guide Admin 9/2/2014 2191 KB
2014-2015 District Officer Candidate Study Guide Admin 9/2/2014 1657 KB
2014 Texas Farm Facts Admin 9/2/2014 2166 KB
2014 Ag Issues and Current Events Briefs Admin 9/23/2014 898 KB
2014 PR Questions Admin 9/2/2014 75 KB


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