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Advisors,

I wanted to get this out to all the potential Marketing Plan CDE teams
before you dismissed for the holidays. *If you are planning to have a team
participate in the Marketing Plan CDE this year, please read this email
carefully.*

Again this year the Marketing Plan CDE is a STRAIGHT - TO - STATE  event,
and I will serve as Superintendent of the CDE. There WILL NOT be any Area
qualifying events. The state Marketing  Plan CDE will take place on
Saturday, February 8th, at Fort Valley State University. Each team is
expected to register and submit their written plan by the deadline (see
details below) in order to participate on February 9th.

Attached to this email are the guidelines for the state Marketing Plan CDE.
You can find these guidelines, along with scoring rubrics for the written
plan and the presentation on the CDE portion of the Georgia FFA website. On
the Marketing Plan CDE page you will also notice two sample Marketing Plans as
resources.

*What is it?*
The Marketing Plan CDE is an opportunity for a 3-person team to develop a
plan to market a " VALUE ADDED" agricultural product. The CDE guidelines
spell out the specific requirements (and components) of the plan. Teams
should select a potential client, and then assume the role of a
marketing agency
hired to create a plan to better market a product or service from the
business. Each team will be expected to submit a written plan, then make an
oral presentation explaining the plan to a group of judges on February 9th.
(Example, you should not try to market ABC Livestock Farm as a whole, but
you could considering marketing ABC Livestock Farm’s line of freezer beef
or their line of goat milk, etc…)

*Registration*
All teams interested in participating in the state Marketing Plan CDE must
complete the online registration process by January 24th Registration is
available through the Georgia AgEd/FFA website in the “Event Registration”
tab. In order to complete the online registration, teachers must be
prepared to declare which three students are part of their Marketing Plan team,
and those students must be on the chapter FFA roster in order to be
registered for the CDE.

*Material Due Date*
Written Marketing Plans must be submitted via email PDF documents by the
end of the day on Wednesday, January 24th.. Plans received after January 24
th will receive point deductions. Plans received after Wednesday, January
29th will not be scored.




If you have any questions, please give me a call.


Kent


Marketing Plan Guidelines <http://www.georgiaffa.org/page.aspx?ID=83>
Kent Benson
Georgia Agricultural Education
North Region Animal Science Area Teacher
530-574-3687  Cell