Virginia Agronomy Rules (Senior & Junior)

Event Format

Team of Four

Compete at State Convention


​Participants in the Agronomy CDE possess an in-depth knowledge of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They must also demonstrate skills in solving complex problems related to crop production.











2019 - Information packet

2019 Team Practicums 

Team Problem may include: determining acreage, populations ,seed selection, seeding rates, cost, maturity traits, fertilizer analysis, soil tests, stages of growth, insects, disease, immature weeds significant to soybean production, weed resistance, marketing.


Reference for Team Problem

1. Virginia Agriculture and Plant advisor 

2. Virginia Integrated pest management

3. Industry information on weed resistance to herbicides.

4. Soybean production guides for general knowledge. Not specific production practices -Illinois or North Carolina.


Event Location & Time

The Agronomy Career Development Event is held at the state convention in June.


Virginia FFA will have a senior and junior division of the Agronomy CDE. If advisors in grades 7-9 wish to have their students compete at the senior level, they must register their students as a senior competitor with the understanding that those students (even if eligible by grade level for junior awards) will only be eligible for senior team and/or individual recognition and awards. Only students in grades 6-9 are eligible to compete in the junior division.



The Virginia FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control or supervise local chapter or individual member activities.Educational materials and resources are developed by FFA in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education as a service to local agricultural education agencies. The Virginia FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.