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Creed Speaking


The Creed Speaking LDE is for FFA members in grades seventh, eighth, and ninth. They must present the FFA Creed from memory and answer questions about its meaning and purpose. The event boosts self-confidence and develops their ability to communication in a powerful, professional manner.


Any first year FFA member in the ninth grade, in good standing, regularly enrolled in agriculture education is eligible.

Event Format

The district representative will compete in the CDE at the State FFA Convention. The eligible contestants will draw for the order of speaking. The candidate’s ability to effectively answer an appropriate question posed by the judges of the CDE is considered in selecting a state winner. Each contestant shall begin the presentation by stating “The FFA Creed by E.M. Tiffany” and end with “…that inspiring task. Thank you.” The National FFA Creed Speaking score sheet will be used to evaluate this CDE. Up to three identical questions may be asked from the judges to each speaker with a five minute time limit. Ties will be broken by national guidelines.


Creed Speaking Handbook

Supplemental Materials

2016 Creed Speaking CDE Finals

85 Years of the Creed