CLAY CENTER, Kan. — It is no secret that FFA members can be some of the most competitive people. FFA members have the opportunity to compete against one another while gaining valuable skills through Career Development Events (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE).

Caitlin Cramer of the Clay Center FFA Chapter spoke with Kansas Farm and Ranch Radio about being on the Parliamentary Procedure team. Their team made it to the National Competition, which is an amazing feat.

Cramer explained that the contest consists of a written test, a presentation, oral questions, presentation of minutes, and a problem solving activity. All of this requires a big commitment from the members of the team and from their adviser.

“My national team starter preparing in June or July of that year. We had practices almost every week. Typically they were about two hours long and at those practices we would work on different skits, making different motions. Most of our time was spent with the written test because that comprises a large portion of the LDE.”

Cramer felt that all of the work was worth it.

“[Parliamentary Procedure] was something I was really passionate about since my Freshman year of being in FFA.”

Use the player below to hear the full feature with Cramer.

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