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State Rangeland & Soils CDEs

The State Rangeland and Soils CDEs are held annually in the fall. The events are coordinated with the help of the Natural Resource Conversation Service, the Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission, the University of Idaho Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences and Rangeland Ecology and Management Departments, and the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission. The Rangeland CDE is open to all interested chapters and members. The Soils CDE is limited to those chapters who successfully qualify at their regional event.

2014 Regional Events

Upper Snake River - TBD in September, Contact Robert Hale Email

Magic Valley - September 23rd, Contact Tom Clifton Email

North Idaho - September 30th, Contact JR Morrow Email

Southeast Idaho - September 25th, Contact Larin Crossley Email

Western Idaho - September 25th, Contact Shawn Dygert Email

2014 State Event Information

Burley, Idaho - Tuesday, October 14

New Range Rules - Be sure to follow the new Range CDE rules that align with the Western National Range Event.

Range CDE preparation resources

Soils CDE preparation guide from UI

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8th Grade Student Participation

Visit the "Forms and Applications" page to find the policy.

CDE Results

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Annual Meeting

The 2013 Annual Meeting for Rangeland and Soils is February 25, 2013 at 3:00pm in Boise at the State Division of Professional-Technical Education. Video conference locations available in multiple sites statewide via the IEN.

2010 Annual Meeting Minutes

2011 Annual Meeting Minutes

2012 Annual Meeting Minutes

2014 CDE Winners


  • Rigby FFA - High Team

  • Daniel Lauritzen, Hagerman- High Individual


  • Rigby- FFA - High Team
  • Zach Burgess,Rigby FFA - High Individual


Soil and Land
Career Development Event
Idaho FFA Association, 2015; TBD


Rangeland Assessment
Career Development Event
Idaho FFA Association, 2015; TBD