FFA Activities

World Dairy Expo welcomes FFA members from across the country as it proudly provides educational opportunities and activities specifically for these students on opening day of WDE in conjunction with the Central National FFA Contests. 

More information on the 2022 Central National FFA Contests and Events will be available July 2022.

*Bus travel and parking map

Central National FFA Contests

The Central National FFA Contests (Dairy Cattle Judging, Dairy Products Judging, Showmanship and World Forage Management Cup) are held Tuesday, October 4. Teams must register online by September 9. Late entries are only accepted September 10 - 14. Payment for late entries must be submitted by September 14 to be eligible to participate. Click here to register.

Admission Tickets

Thanks to FutureCow, FFA Chapters can order reduced rate admission tickets through the online registration system. For those not participating in contest events, please submit ticket orders through the online registration system by September 14. To order tickets, click here.

FFA Seminars - Mendota 2

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:30 a.m.
Agricultural Careers Panel
Panelists: TBA
Moderator: TBA
Sponsored by: Alliant Energy Corporation
Alliant Energy Corporation

Interested in pursuing an agricultural career or just wondering what options are after high school? World Dairy Expo has assembled a panel of agricultural professionals who represent a variety of career option for students looking to learn from current members of the dairy industry and beyond. Panelists will share about their various jobs, companies and what they have done to be successful beyond high school including their education paths.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Alliant Energy Corporation
Alliant Energy Corporation

Trade Show Booth Activities

FFA T-Shirts
Be sure to stop by the Brevant seeds Attendee Learning Lounge, located in the front of New Holland Pavilion 1, to grab a FFA t-shirt sponsored by: Brevant seedsCentral Life Sciences, Kwik Trip and Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition. *Available while supplies last.

FutureCow Drawing FFA
FutureCow will award 10 lucky winners $75 in gift cards for the "Shop FFA" online store. Stop by the FutureCow booth EH 3817-3918 to enter for your chance to win!

John Deere Judging Contest
World Dairy Expo is home to one of the best-known dairy cattle shows in the world. Want to prove your dairy judging skills are top notch? Join the John Deere FFA Alumni and Supporters at the John Deere booth TM M - OO to judge a class of dairy cattle!