The Ag Sales CDE is one of those contests that is hard to participate in just from reading the CDE guidelines. Much like the Parliamentary Procedure CDE, until you've seen it demonstrated you don't really "get it". However a few suggestions can go a long way towards taking your team from just showing up to placing.
Being an Ag teacher means you're hard on stuff. You don't mean to be. It just comes with the territory. Dirt, dust, sweat, rain, manure, students...none of these things mix well with technology. Over the years, my cell phones have succumbed to a number of hazards associated with being an Ag teacher. So when I finally got an iPhone this Christmas, I wanted to make sure to protect this valuable little gadget from the hardships that my other phones have endured.