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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.

Team Practicums - we will only do individual events for 2021
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 2021  Agronomy Career Development Event is held on June 23rd in Rockingham County. 

We will only being doing the Day 1 activities for 2021.

The following will comprise the State contest for 2021.

Market Corn
Soybeans for Seed
Wheat or Barley for seed
Red Clover for Seed
Orchard grass for Seed
Fescue for seed

Classes 1-6 will use the Old FFA Scorecard to determine point deductions in each sample.


Identification 25 crops and 25 weed – Specimens will be intermingled as in National Contest. We will be using the National Agronomy contest Id list.  Some plants will be commonly found immature specimens. (EX. Morningglory, Jimson weed, cocklebur etc.)

Equipment identification
Insect Identification

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.

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Virginia Agronomy Rules (Senior & Junior) 5/25/2020 1335 KB

Event Information
Event Format:
Team of Four
Compete at State Convention

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