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Hosted by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

University of Arkansas

Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17, 2015


ATTENTION!  Headquarters (and bus parking) for this year's CDEs will be at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena. Please read the information below carefully to avoid confusion regarding parking and location of events.


All eligible FFA members for the State FFA Career Development Events (CDEs) should meet at the designated place listed below for registration and instructions for the event.  (A map of campus is available at on the University of Arkansas Web site.) It is recommended that all teams be at the designated location 30 minutes before the beginning time of the event.  NOTE:  Five events (Agronomy, Farm Business Management, Floriculture, Nursery/Landscape, and Vet Science) will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Thompson Hall, the Commercial Building, and the Horticulture Building. Buses for Land, Forestry and Meats will load at the Fairgrounds.


All CDEs will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday (EXCEPTION: Vet Science 12:00 PM start time) and 8:00 a.m. on Friday- No team will be permitted to enter an event after it has begun.


An advisers’ meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday in the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena.


Scan sheets will be available for pickup on Thursday morning/afternoon/evening, April 16, from 9a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Abernathy Agriscience & Technology Center located north of the main campus on the University of Arkansas farm at 1194 Cassatt, on the east side of Highway 112 (Garland St.).  Traveling from campus, Cassatt is the first right-turn to the north of Agri. Park, or, traveling from I-49, it is the first left turn south of the stoplight at Drake St.  IF YOU CANNOT PICK UP SCAN SHEETS DURING THIS TIME, SCAN SHEETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT THE WHITAKER ARENA BETWEEN 7:15AM AND 7:45AM ON FRIDAY MORNING.


PARKING:  All vehicles associated with the State CDE should be parked in the parking lots around the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena, Washington County Fairgrounds or on the side roads surrounding Agri Park, which is directly across Highway 112 from the Animal Science Arena.  Please do not park on the grass at Agri Park.

Please click on the link below for event scheduling:

2015 State FFA CDE Event Schedule