Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA                
  Urban Agriculture & Food Production  
  Home » Teach » Career & Leadership Development Events
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 2022 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.

Rules found HERE.

NameDate AddedSize
2022 Environmental Practicum 5/18/2022 18 KB
2022 Urban Ag CDE Exam Key 5/18/2022 346 KB
Produce Judging Handout 5/18/2022 20 KB
Team Event Scoring Rubric 5/18/2022 166 KB
Team Event Scoring Rubric 5/18/2023 166 KB
Urban Ag CDE Plant Identification List 5/18/2022 9 KB
Urban Ag CDE Rotation Schedule 5/18/2022 12 KB

2022 Production Practicum Examples      


  More Information
This event is similar in design to the Envirothon. Students will compete 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.

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

Thank you to Compeer Financial for sponsoring the 2023 event!

About Ag Ed
Who We Are
Secondary/HS Programs
Colleges & Universities
About Illinois FFA
Award Programs & Scholarships
Career & Leadership Events
Illinois FFA Newsletter
College Students
Ag Career Websites
Educator Resources
Ag Ed Advocacy
Ag Ed Careers
Career & Leadership Events
Professional Development
Postsecondary Instructors
Illinois Teach Ag
About the Alumni
Join the FFA Alumni
Illinois FFA Alumni Council
Alumni Annual Meeting
Student Scholarships
About the Foundation
Ways to Give
How Can You Help
Past Member? Reconnect!
  Copyright Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA © 2023. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Wieghat Graphics, Inc.