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  Richland Community College Marketing Plan Invitational CDE  
  Sean Welch  1/10/2024 7:30:00 AM  

Richland Community College Marketing Plan Invitational CDE

Richland Community College is hosting a virtual Marketing Plan Invitational CDE on April 25th, 2024. There will be an informational meeting on January 24th at 3:30 for any teacher interested in learning more about the CDE and the contest itself. Intent to compete in the contest needs to be submitted to Dave Shiley ( by March 20th. Contact Sean Welch ( for more information about the interest meeting and the Zoom link. 

Important Dates to remember:

  • Zoom Meeting with Host & Advisors: January 24, 2024 3:30PM 

  • Marketing Plan Intent Due March 20, 2024

  • Written Plan Due to Richland by April 11, 2024

  • Live Presentation via Zoom or Other Video Platform on 4/25 by appointment set by Richland

The Official National FFA Marketing Plan Handbook is attached below. Important rule changes for the Invitational CDE are listed below:

  • Updates to the Written Plan emailed to Richland by 4/24 (see page 5 under presentation)- 1 pager 

  • No easels, tripods, etc. 

  • Virtual Event Rules- must be able to support Zoom or other virtual conference platform

  • Visual Aides are only to be a slide deck (i.e. PowerPoint, Google Slides, Canva, etc)

  • Teams should select an actual local agribusiness, either an existing or start-up enterprise, that serves the community and decide on the product or service for the marketing plan. Teams should work with an off-campus organization. They can not use their chapter as a client

Any other questions? Contact:

Sean Welch
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: --
Address: 3221 Northfield Dr. , Springfield , IL 62702
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