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, September 28. Teams must register online by September 10. Late entries are only accepted September 11 - 15. Payment for late entries must be submitted by September 15 to be eligible to participate. Click here to register.

Admission Tickets

Thanks to FutureCow, all FFA Chapters can be ordered reduced rate admission tickets through the online registration system by September 15. For those not participating in contest events, submit ticket orders through the online registration system. To order tickets, click here.

FFA Seminars - Mendota 1

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 9:00 a.m.
Agricultural Careers Panel
Panelists: Cassie Endres, ABS Global; Josh Jens, Lely North America; Kristin Paul, American Jersey Cattle Association; Cyndee Smiley, John Deere
Moderator: Aaron Zimmerman, Midwest Farm Report
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, September 28, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.
Diving Deeper into FFA
Presenters: 2021-2022 Wisconsin State FFA Officer Team
Sponsored by: Alliant Energy Corporation
Alliant Energy Corporation

Premier leadership, personal growth, and career success are all key points of the FFA mission. We hear these words a lot, but what do they actually mean? In this workshop, students will dive into what they mean and how they can fulfill them through FFA and agricultural education.

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: Fleet Farm, Turner Inc., Agri Feed International, LLC and Central Life Sciences. *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!

The Insight FS Simulator
The FS Simulator is the first of its kind used to train custom applicators in agriculture. Developed to elevate the training curriculum being offered, it provides a means to quickly assess and evaluate the current operator’s navigation of the next generation technologies and help recruit top talent. Try out the Insight FS simulator in their new booth location in the Trade Center, TC 518!

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!