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Extemporaneous Speaking

Do you like to think on your feet? Are you interested in learning more about issues facing the agricultural industry? Do you want to take your speaking abilities to the next level? If so, the Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE is perfect for you. This CDE begins at the District level in January and is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in public speaking. If you would like to learn more about the CDE or are already preparing to compete, please evaluate the following resources:

  • An overview of the Extemporaneous Public Speaking rules as well as the rubric for each part of the CDE can be found starting on page 68 of the Tennessee FFA CDE Handbook
  • Magazine articles, newspaper articles, book excerpts, and academic journal entries for almost any agricultural topic can be found on the Tennessee Electronic Library's Agriculture Collection
  • Advice on how to plan your extemporaneous speech can be found: 1. Here 2. Here 3. Here
  • The 2015 National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Finals can be found here


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