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On Friday May 13, 2022, Illinois hosted our nation's first (invitational) Urban Agriculture Career Development Event (CDE) at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago.   65 Students in 18 teams competed to test their knowledge about growing food. Students completed a written test, plant identification, environmental site selection practicum, food product packaging activity, evaluation of food products, and an "urban agriculture business plan" group presentation.  
Thank you to Compeer Financial for sponsoring the event.
You can get photos from the event here. Photos with GCYC at the beginning of the file name are credited to Gary Comer Youth Center. The rest are credited to Illinois Association FFA.

Reminder: this is not an official IAVAT or Illinois FFA CDE.

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This event is similar in design to the Envirothon. Students will compete individually and as teams of four.

There is no limit to the number of students a school may bring. It is designed to serve as a course assessment.

A small college fair will also be held during the event. 

For more information, contact Luke Allen, Ag Education Program Advisor.  Register on the IL AgEd website Event Registration area.
 
   

  Sponsors
     
Thank you to Compeer Financial for sponsoring the 2022 event!
 
   

 
     
     
 
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