State Event Eligibility

State Event Eligibility

2017-2018 South Central Region FFA Career Development Event Eligibility

Activity/Program / Regional Eligibility Requirements[1] / State Event Eligibility Requirements
Agricultural Communications / None / Open to one team per chapter
Agricultural Issues / None / Open to one team per chapter
Agricultural Mechanics / None / 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams advance to state plus top 3 scoring individual in the region
Agricultural Sales – Senior and Junior / None / Open to one team per division for each chapter
Agricultural Tools and Materials / None / 1st, 2nd, and 3rdplace federation winners
Agronomy / None / Open to one team per chapter
Creed / 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place federation winners / Based on Regional participation*
Dairy Cattle Handler Activity / None / Open to one individual per chapter
Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management – Senior and Junior / None / Open to one team per division for each chapter
Envirothon / Multiple Chapter entries / See State Guide
Exploring Biotechnology – Middle Grades / None / Multiple Teams – One Official
Extemporaneous Public Speaking / None / Based on Regional participation*
Farm Business Management – Senior and Junior / None / Open to one team per division for each chapter
Floriculture / None / Based on Regional participation* plus top 3 scoring individual in the region
Food Science and Technology / None / Open to one team per chapter
Forestry / None / Based on Regional participation* plus top 3 scoring individual in the region
Horse Evaluation – Senior and Junior / None / Open to one team per division for each chapter
Hunter Safety / Multiple Chapter entries / See State Guide
Introductory Horticulture / None / Based on Regional participation* plus top 3 scoring individual in the region
Job Interview / 1st and 2nd place federation winners / 1st place regional winner
Land Judging – Senior and Junior / None / Open to one team per division for each chapter
Livestock Evaluation – Senior and Junior / None / Open to one team per division for each chapter
Marketing Plan / None / Open to one team per chapter
Meats Evaluation / None / Open to one team per chapter
Milk Quality and Products / None / Open to one team per chapter
Nursery Landscape / None / Based on Regional participation* plus top 3 scoring individual in the region
Quiz Bowl / None / Open to one team per chapter
Quiz Bowl – Middle Grades Exploring Biotechnology / None / Multiple Teams – One Official
Poultry Evaluation / None / Open to one team per chapter
Prepared Public Speaking / 1st, 2nd, 3rd , and 4thplace federation winners / Based on Regional participation*
Prepared Pubic Speaking – Middle Grades / None / Multiple Teams – One Official
Ritual and Parliamentary Procedure / 1st,2ndand 3rd Federation winners / Based on Regional participation*
Ritual and Parliamentary Procedure – Middle Grades / None / Multiple Teams – One Official
Tractor/Truck Safety and Skills / None / 1st Federation winner
Agriscience Fair / None / Open to one participant/team per division of each category
FFA Proficiency Awards / None / One applicant per chapter in each award area

*Regions may send teams/participants to the State Event based on the following:

  • Less than 10 teams/participants competing in the Regional Event; the top three teams/participants move on to the State Event.
  • 10 to 13 teams/participants competing in the Regional Event; the top four teams/participants move on to the State Event.
  • 14 to 17 teams/participants competing in the Regional Event; the top five teams/participants move on to the State Event.
  • 18 or more teams/participants competing in the Regional Event; the top six teams/participants move on to the State Event.

Each federation/region has the option to establish their own guidelines for their level of participation. Federation guidelines must match the regional guidelines. Federations cannot establish participation levels higher than their regional participation guidelines