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  Invitational CDE Opportunity- Food Production/Urban Agriculture  
  Lucas Allen  4/26/2022 2:40:00 PM  

Greetings, Ag teachers! 

It occurred to me about five years ago that we didn't have a contest that directly related to growing food. Finally, after talking to colleagues and developing the idea, I've been able to put together the first Food Production/Urban Agriculture CDE- and your students are invited!

I designed this to be something you could bring an entire class to- I want you to use this in the future as a course assessment. It focuses heavily on team-based challenges (student groups of four) and you can bring as many teams as you wish. Your teams need to come to the event ready to present a business plan-style presentation about a "scenario" farm they have the opportunity to start. Everything else will be completed on-site. 

--This is not an official FFA or IAVAT contest.
--Register through the Illinois AgEd event registration system.
--I'm still looking for assistance on the day of the contest and colleges for the career fair portion of the day. If you know someone who would be great for these, please have them contact me.

Date: Friday May 13
Time: 9:45 checkin, 10:00 start
Location: Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave, Chicago

Details about the event can be found on the CDE webpage. If you have questions feel free to contact me.

Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: 815-530-2065
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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