Ag Ed for Advisors

Upcoming Events

7 - San Joaquin State Degree EFM/WFM, Fresno
8 - San Joaquin State Degree TK, Tulare
9 - San Joaquin State Degree SEQ, Tulare
11 - Southern Region Spring Mtg, Pomona
11 - Cal Poly Pomona Field Day
16 - State Speaking Semifinals, Fresno
16 - Spring FFA Executive Meeting, Fresno
17 - State Parli Pro Finals, Fresno
18 - Fresno Field Day
18 - Clovis Wedling/ Specialty Animal Contest
18-21 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Fresno

2 - State CDE Finals, Cal Poly SLO

Due Dates

14-15 Chapter Due Date Guide

1 - State Officer Banquet Requests Due

Varies - American Degree Applications Due

Advisor Update - Revised 5/28/15



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National Convention Registration is Open

Registration for the California FFA State-Coordinated 2015 National FFA Convention trip (including Washington, D.C. trip) is now open: 
Registration is in the upper right corner: Louisville, KY
Information on trip packages, airports and deadlines is available in the 2015 National Conv. Trip Packet (located on the right bar under “resources”)
The purpose of this state event is to provide an all-in-one packaged National Convention experience. California FFA works hard to secure a quality hotel, close to the Convention and Expo, purchase airfare competitively comparing airlines for the lowest fare possible, contract ground transportation, coordinate member registration, and provide overall support and trouble shooting for chapters. The hope is that you find California FFA’s trip to be the easiest and best experience possible. 
Please let Mr. Sheehan (general questions/ program,, 209-744-1910) or Mrs. Katie Otto (registration/ fiscal,, 209-744-1600) know if you have any questions or they can be of assistance.  The registration system has been updated slightly; please contact the Center if you are running into any issues.
Note: California FFA’s Medical and Liability Policies have changed. Additionally, California FFA utilizes a new Student Rule & Medical/Liability Waiver Form.



87th State FFA Conference Proceedings

Please follow the links below for the proceedings of the 87th State FFA Leadership Conference




National FFA Scholarship Results - 2015

Congratulations!  The student/s on the attached list have been selected to receive a scholarship through the 2015 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program.

2015 was a record year for the scholarship program.  127 sponsors provided over $2.7 million.  National FFA awarded 2,148 scholarships to assist students in their post-high school educational endeavors. FFA will mail a notification letter to recipients in late May with detailed instructions for claiming their scholarship. [MORE]

California FFA Newsletter - Summer 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.


CA FFA News Worksheets



Summer 2015 (word | pdf)
Spring 2015 (word | pdf)
Winter 2015 (word | pdf)
Fall 2014 (pdf)


Summer 2015 (word | pdf)
Spring 2015 (word | pdf)
Winter 2015 (word | pdf)
Fall 2014 (pdf)


2015 NATIONWIDE® FFA Chapter Tribute Sweepstakes!

Get Started Here!

Your FFA Chapter could be featured nationally on the THIS WEEK IN AGRIBUSINESS TV program and win valuable prizes!

WEEKLY WINNERS - One chapter entry will be chosen each week to be recognized on the THIS WEEK IN AGRIBUSINESS TV program. Enter now and your FFA chapter could win any time during 2015!


THREE GRAND PRIZE WINNERS - 1st Place Prize - $1,000, 2nd Place Prize - $500 - 3rd Place Prize $250

  • Write your FFA chapter's story  -
  • Include TWO photos and add your entry to the contest!
  • YOUR FFA CHAPTER could be one of the lucky winners!
  • ENTER TODAY - for a chance to get as many votes as possible! INVITE your friends and family to vote!



Leadership Program Specialist - Georgia FFA

The Georgia Agricultural Education Program is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Leadership Program Specialist for the Georgia FFA Association.

Posting Date:   May 22, 2015

Application Deadline:   Until filled

Position Title: Leadership Program Specialist

Location: State FFA Office—Athens, Georgia

Position Description:
The position of Leadership Program Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting all state-wide FFA leadership events for the Georgia FFA Association. They are expected to work closely with the State FFA Advisor, FFA Executive Secretary, Regional Directors, Camp Managers, and local FFA advisors to provide leadership opportunities for Georgia FFA members. The Leadership Program Specialist will be supervised by the FFA Executive Secretary. 

This position provides both day-to-day conducting and long-range planning, of leadership conferences for the Georgia FFA Association. This position is responsible for marketing the leadership portion of agricultural education and the FFA to local agricultural education teachers and FFA advisors, and to local FFA members.[MORE]


Oregon FFA Foundation - Development Director Position OPEN

Oregon FFA Foundation

Title: Development Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Employment Status: Exempt Employee (Independent contractor status may be considered)

Position Purpose

The Development Director is responsible for working with the Executive Director in providing strategic implantation of cultivating new partners, donors and sponsors to the Oregon FFA Foundation:

  • Identify, cultivate and foster key relationships, bringing new partners to the table.
  • Establish and execute a strong, comprehensive and multi-faceted fundraising program with an eye toward aggressive growth.
  • Establish and lead promotional programs, which advance the efforts and purpose of the Oregon FFA Foundation. [MORE]



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Future Agriculture Teacher Symposium

The National Teach Ag Campaign will select up to 21 current Ag Ed majors who will travel to Washington DC and participate in professional networking, development and be part of the live webcast.

Selected attendees will receive…

  • $300 travel stipend
  • A minimum of 2 nights lodging at the Residence Inn Pentagon City in Alexandria, VA
  • Pre loaded DC Metro card • Most meals • DC monument night tour
  • Professional development training
  • Recognition during the live webcast Tentative


Tuesday, September 22nd

  • Travel Day-Make travel plans to arrive at the hotel no later than 5:30pm
  • Welcome reception and speaker
  • Night monument tour

Wednesday, September 23

  • All day professional development activities
  • Evening on your own

Thursday, September 24

  • Live webcast
  • Travel home after 5pm
  • Rooms will be available for those who are not able to get a flight home Thursday evening

To apply complete the online application by Sunday, June 7th at 11:59pm EDT. Selected applicants will be notified by June 30th with additional details. Those who will be student teaching the week of September 21 are not eligible to participate.


2015 "Native Youth in Food and Agriculture" Leadership Summit"

We’ve received some exciting applications for the 2015 “Native Youth in Food and Agriculture: Summer Leadership Summit” since early March, but we still have several seats available and only a month left to fill them! Applications for this year’s summit close Monday, June 1st – four weeks from now. Please keep spreading the word by distributing this email and the attached applications to youth in your communities! We are looking for first-time attendees, second-time attendees who will serve as “Summit Fellows”, and Student Leaders who are already attending college or university.

We seek American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students with a passion and interest in food and agriculture who are willing to be our next generation of food and agriculture leaders in Indian Country.

Travel Assistance:
We are offering up to $500 in travel assistance to every accepted student, thanks to generous support from the Intertribal Agriculture Council. Students can request travel assistance after acceptance to the program, as part of the paperwork they will need to complete and return prior to arrival. Additional travel assistance will be announced soon.

July 19-July 28, 2015 (this includes travel dates)

University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law
Farm Credit Council
Intertribal Agriculture Council

Three applications can be found at:
1st time attendees: Complete the Student Application
2nd time attendees: Complete the Summit Fellow Application
College-aged: Complete the Student Leader Application

Cost to attend:
All food, lodging, instructional materials, and field trip costs will be provided.
Up to $500 in travel assistance is provided and additional funds will be announced shortly, but you must have applied and been accepted to be considered for travel assistance.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Rebecca Sims at or call (479) 575-4434.
You can submit your application by email (to or by mail to:

University of Arkansas School of Law
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
c/o Rebecca Sims
1045 W. Maple St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Learn more about this great program at:


Washington Leadership Conference Spaces Open

Now that the dust has settled a bit and summer plans are more fully coming into focus, we’re seeing some openings on our WLC schedule. At present, there are student registration slots available in weeks 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7. Previously some of these weeks were sold out but cancellations and changed plans have created some openings. Learn more and get registered. [MORE]


Tractor and Equipment Association Scholarship

The Tractor and Equipment Association offers a $1,000 scholarship to all high school seniors and current students at tech schools, community, junior and four-year colleges and universities. Awards will only be granted once per individual. Please limit response to space provided. Applications may be typed or hand-written.
Application deadline is Sept 1st. Electronic submission preferred! FAX: 888-328-7306 (or) E-MAIL:

Scholarship Application

Lincoln Welding Resources for Ag Mechanics Classrooms

Lincoln Welding provides a variety of resources for Agricultural Mechanics teachers. Please take a look at the resources below.

  1. Educator discount program - Download Flyer  - An educator login is required to order at the discounted rate.  Accounts can be set up at:
  2. Professional Development Workshops -  Information about the professional development workshops can be found at:
  3. At this time, Lincoln Welding has a beginner and advanced workshop scheduled for summer, 2015.  The two workshops that are set up are a great value at $200 for a week of professional development.  These tend to fill up fast as they’re limited to 24 participants in each. 
  4.  James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Award Program:

A good point of contact is the office’s administrative assistant, Vicki Wilson 216-383-2240


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.