Ag Ed for Advisors

Upcoming Events

11-15 Superior COLC
19-20 NC COLC
22 State Exec Mtg
22 State Advisory Mtg
22 State Adult Board Mtg
23 National Delegate Training

4-5 Central COLC
11-12 SC COLC
16-20 Junior Grand National - Cow Palace
18 - Southern COLC
26-31 National FFA Convention

Due Dates

14-15 Chapter Due Date Guide

2 GLC Registration Due
   (Davis, Colusa, Petaluma, Modesto, Redding)
10 Hall of States App Due to National
10 Job Interview Info Due to National
10 Marketing Plan Portfolio Due to National
15 GLC Registration Due
  (Lodi, Visalia, Delano, Paso Robles, Fresno)

15 GLC Registration Due
  (Nicolaus, Lakeside, Menifee)
15 R2 Roster/Program/Grad Follow-Up Due
15 AIG Report of Expenditures Due

Advisor Update - Revised 9/5/14

California FFA Newsletter - Fall Issue Available

California FFA News

The official newsletter and magazine for students enrolled in an Agricultural Education program in California. Published in fall, winter, spring and early summer, the newsletter is made available to over 76,000 students, educators, administrators and supporters of Agricultural Education. Each issue has updates from the State Officer team, local program spotlights, award and CDE results, information on leadership and personal growth conferences, and details on upcoming events.

2014/15 - Fall


2014-15 Chapter DUE DATE Guide

The Chapter Due Date guide should serve as a resoure for all FFA Application and Conference Registration Due Date. Please download the File Below.


2014-15 Chapter FFA DUE DATE Guide


California FFA Recordbook Survey

California FFA is seeking your input with this short Record Book Survey

Please take this quick five-question survey regarding your chapter’s record book use. Click here to take the record book survey or copy and paste this link into your browser address bar:


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California FFA News Submission

CA FFA News Deadlines (Material Due by 11:59pm):                        

Article Submission                                                                                    Magazine is Published

Wednesday, October 22, 2014                                                                Late Fall/Winter 2014
Wednesday, January 21, 2015                                                                Spring 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015                                                                         Early Summer 2015

Chapter Scoop Details

1) Submit an article about your chapter’s recent activity.

  1. Article should be 100-150 words. (If article exceeds 150 words, it will be adjusted at the editor’s discretion.)
  2. Please do not include members or advisors names within the article.
  3. The “Chapter Scoop” should be about an interesting and/or unique type of FFA activity. We are not interested in the traditional type of activities to include monthly meetings, Career Development Events and judging teams. This is an opportunity to showcase new and innovative chapter activities.

2) Attach a GREAT quality digital photo.

  1. Ensure the photo is in color and showcases a picture to help further explain the submitted article.
  2. Photos that are acceptable include members in appropriate clothing and displaying appropriate behavior.
  3. Photos must be sent as individual JPEG files.

3) Email the above information to Jackie Garcia at

  1. The Subject of the email must include your chapter’s name. In the email, please include the author of the chapter scoop.

Alumni On The Go!

This is an opportunity to showcase alumni from your chapter.

1) Submit an alumnus with photos of the past and present..

  1. A great quality photo should be submitted in JPEG format.

2) Alumnus should complete the form on the reverse side and should be out of the FFA for a minimum of five years.

Please send Alumni On The Go information to


California FFA News takes great pride in its members and chapters; we hope YOU take advantage of this great opportunity and showcase the outstanding activities your chapter is currently involved in!


FFA at Dodger Stadium

On sunday, september 28, 1:10 p.m. join your Boys in Blue as they finish out the 2014 regular season! Bring your family, friends, and colleagues out to Dodger Stadium for a day of fun and fellowship at the ballpark! Your $32 ticket includes your seat for the game PLUS an All-You-Can-Eat menu of our world-famous Dodger dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and soft drinks.

Groups of 20 or more enjoy special benefits including a personalized welcome message, customized tickets, and preferred seating options.


CATA Vision 2030 Summer 2014 Report

Please CLICK HERE to download the CATA Vision 2030 Summer Report. The committee wants to make sure the report is available for all teachers to see. If you have questions or comments please send those items to members of the committees mentioned in the report. Also please take the opportunity to thank the volunteers for their commitment to California Agriculture Education and the teaching profession.


Arizona National's Livestock Show

The Arizona National Livestock Show would like to invite FFA Chapter members from across your state to join us at this year's ANLS Show.  We are excited with upgrades made to existing contests, as well as with several new events that we hope will enhance the ANLS Experience for FFA members. I'd also like to point out that our Scholarship Program is open to ANY participant in the show - even those from other states. All ANLS information is available online at, and we will be posting the ANLS Premium Book and entry forms online the beginning of September.   


National FFA SAE Grants - OPEN Sept. 1, 2014

The National FFA Organization is pleased to announce that the 2014 SAE grant round will open Sept. 1, 2014. The SAE grants use sponsor and foundation funding to provide direct grants to students that allow them to facilitate inventive supervised agricultural experience programs and meet the need of quality based SAE program and learning experience throughout the nation.

There are 141 grant opportunities available; which equates to $141,000 dollars available to students.   Returning grants include Chore Time Brock, Keystone Steel & Wire-Red Brand, Monsanto Company, Novartis Animal Health US, Inc., Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Rabo AgriFinance and Trouw Nutrition USA, LLC.  New sponsors to the SAE grant program this year are: American Beekeeping Federation, Bush Brothers & Company, Caterpillar, CCOF Foundation, CF Industries, Country Meats, The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc., Fur Takers of America, Krone and The AET.  We are also pleased to offer grant opportunities to students through the funding of the National FFA Foundation.

For the 2014 grant year, we are very interested in receiving innovative, well-written, needs-based grant applications for student SAE development that could serve as models for future statewide programs.

To start the grant process, applicants should log on to AgCN.  Locate “FFA Application Center”.  From there you will find a link that states “SAE Application Center”.  This link will redirect you to AET. From this page you will be able to access and complete the grant applications.  If you are currently an AET user; you will be able to access the grant from the system as well under Reports.  Applications are due Nov. 15, 2014 by 5:00 PM EST.  Awards made for this round will be announced in Dec. 2014.  If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to contact Dan Chabot at


Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) Merit Heifer program

The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) Merit Heifer program awards a beef heifer to deserving 4-H and FFA members to help them start their SAE programs.  In return for the free heifer, award recipients agree to show their heifer as a bred animal at the NILE show in Billings, MT in the fall of 2015.

Please visit: to learn more about the NILE.


New Professionals Conference

1st - 3rd Year California Agriculture Teachers,

I hope your school year is off to a great start.  Now that we have met our students, shared our syllabi, and hosted our first FFA meetings of the year it is time to start planning for ourselves!

The New Professionals Institute will be held at the Airport Piccadilly in Fresno on Wednesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 20, 2014.  I do realize this is a departure from our traditional schedule but we are hoping this makes it easier for those attending the Central Region Road Show.

Attached, you will find the registration form.  Begin processing your paperwork and submitting your materials.  While not everyone receiving this email may find themselves in the 1st through 3rd year demographic, encourage the newer teachers in your school, section or region to register to be part of this important conference.  It makes a difference!

As you have questions, do not hesitate to ask! Please Email me at



Take a look at the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Video Contest. National FFA is asking chapters to create a 1-2 minute video about their hunger fighting efforts so they can INSPIRE others to do the same in their community. The deadline is September 26, 2014 and the prize is $1,000 for the winning chapter!


Create and submit a video focused on hunger awareness to INSPIRE and MOTIVATE others to join the fight against hunger! Follow the steps below and submit your chapter’s video by September 26, 2014 to be eligible for the $1,000 prize.

Video Contest Requirements

To be eligible for the $1,000 prize, your chapter must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Middle School, High School or Collegiate Chapter.
  • State Officer Teams are not eligible.
  • Video must
  • Be a minimum of 1 minute and maximum of 2 minutes in length.
  • Follow the objectives (outlined below).
  • Be submitted through a YouTube video link.
  • Open with a sign/visual that includes the Feeding Our World – Starting at Home logo (available at ) as well as your FFA Chapter Name, City and State.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • FFA Attire preferred (t-shirt/polo or official dress)
  • If not available, then attire without other large identifiable logos or wording.
  • Have signed release forms submitted for all video participants. (Attach release forms upon submission of video.)

Any questions about the contest, please contact me at or 317-802-4267.



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National Convention - Pre-Convention Results

The California FFA Association has already had a positive start to the National Convention Season. Please take a look below at the results from the Pre-Convention Summer Scoring Activities.

Agriscience Results

  • 16 National Finalists

National Chapter Results

  • 2 – 3-Star Programs
  • 3 – 2-Star Programs
  • 5 – 1-Star Programs

Proficiency Results

  • 18 National Finalists
  • 14 Gold
  • 13 Silver
  • 1 Bronze


Non-State Trip National Convention Registration

Registration for the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo is officially open for chapters not utilizing state coordinated trip packages.  Use this system specifically for concert and opening session tickets:
Registering for convention requires an active teacher/instructor AgCN account.  As in past years, members, parents, chaperones, supporters, etc. cannot register themselves for convention.  They must work with an agriculture teacher that has an active AgCN account.
Convention registration closes Monday, October 13th at 5:00pm EDT.  Advisors are encouraged to register by at least October 1st to guarantee timely shipping of their convention registration packet.


National FFA Invitational Quiz Contest

Please see the attached flyer for information about the Invitational FFA Quiz Contest. This Jr. and Sr. Level Invitational Quiz contest is open to EVERY FFA chapter in the Nation and there is NO limit to the number of teams that can be entered by each state or chapter. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. David Frazier at


Full Bright Teacher Exchange

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Program Components:

  • Study in an overseas research center or university (academic support will be provided by a host institution advisor who will support the U.S. teacher and help contribute to the design and activities of the inquiry project);
  • Participate in a virtual community with other participants to collaborate and share best practices about education in the participating countries;
  • Work within local schools in the host country;
  • Complete an inquiry project which should enhance teachers’ learning and have practical applications to their teaching (see the Inquiry Project page for sample projects)

FFA Newsletter


The newest version of the CA FFA Newsletter is available!!

Flipbook Version


PDF Version



Barefoot Apparel

California FFA Foundation Partners with Barefoot Apparel

Need chapter t-shirts? If your chapter is planning to order FFA shirts, sweatshirts, or other FFA apparel, consider using Barefoot Apparel. The folks at Barefoot have made a generous donation to the California FFA and we would like to support them in return. Barefoot has great FFA designs, or they will work with chapters to create their own designs. Check out their FFA catalog at: or Click on their Ordering Guide Here

California FFA Gear

California FFA Gear-Now Live

The California FFA Association has partnered with Paula Maita and company out of Elk Grove, CA to offer a line apparel, bags, hats, etc with an exclusive California FFA Logo. If you are interested please CLICK HERE. The proceeds directly benefit the California FFA Association. Also if you are interested in the quality work and service Paula Maita provides, you may contact them directly for chapter specific promotional items.