Each year, Southern University and A&M College is privileged to host the Area IV, Career Development Event. This event brings together 1,100 students from 50 high schools and 25 surrounding parishes. Youth participants in Future Farmers of America compete in ten judging contest: livestock, beef, floriculture, dairy cattle, welding, small engine, poultry, nursery and landscaping, meats, and dairy products. This event develops student's leadership ability, provide them with the opportunity to visit an 1890 land-grant institution, and enlighten them on issues that impact agriculture in the state of Louisiana. The CDE is held annually in March at Southern University and A&M College and Southern University Ag Center, M.A. Edmund Arena.
March 25, 2009
M.A.Edmond Livestock Arena
Southern University Ag Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Contact: Willie Rawls or William Augustine at (225) 771-2242.