FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event

What is the Agriculture Sales Career Development Event?

In this CDE, you demonstrate the professional sales process, including customer relations, advertising and promotion, telephone skills and product display. At the competition, members complete a 50-question test, present a project summary and make a sales presentation for an agricultural product. They also complete one of four practical problems and cooperatively solve a market analysis problem.

 Career Opportunities

 Career Clusters

§ Agricultural and Forestry Production

§ Management and Financial Specialties

§ Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales

 

Career opportunities found in the career cluster areas:

§ Agricultural and Forestry Production – sales manager, field sales representative- crop production, field sales representative- agricultural equipment, field sales representative- chemicals and pharmaceuticals, computer salesperson, building product sales.

§ Management and Financial Specialties – export sales manager, marketing manager, agricultural consultant, agricultural economist.

§ Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales food broker, commodity broker, marketing manager, feed sales, retail sales, product development, pharmaceutical sales.

 

Educational Requirements

§ High School Diploma – retail sales

§ Bachelor Degree – sales manager, field sales representative- crop production, field sales representative- agricultural equipment, field sales representative- chemicals and pharmaceuticals,

computer salesperson, building product sales, export sales manager, marketing manager, agricultural consultant, agricultural economist, food broker, commodity broker, marketing manager, feed sales

§ Graduate Degree – product development

 

SAE Opportunities

 

Raising a horticultural crop and selling it for a profit, raising and selling livestock animals for a profit,

employment at an implement dealership building product displays, employment at a veterinarian clinic caring form small animals, operating a custom hay baling business, selling vegetables at a farmer’s market, raising honeybees and selling the honey, chopping, delivering, and selling firewood, establishing a lawn mowing service.

 

Proficiency Award Areas

Agriculture Sales and/or Service

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