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Advisor Update - Revised 5/15/14

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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National Convention Trip Registration is **NOW OPEN**


We have opened National Convention registration for 2014.


Registration – Closes August 4

National Convention 2014 Information Packet


Note changes this year on page two of the Trip Packet, based on feedback from last year’s trip. Thank you again for allowing California FFA to assist your chapter with it’s National Convention experience. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you in your planning.


National FFA News

Sign up for New Horizons teaching guide

The FFA New Horizons teaching guide is in its second year and growing more popular with each issue.  Now you can receive an automatic email notification four times a year when the new guide is available.  Visit: to sign up for this simple notification. Want to check out the guide first?  Find one attached to this email or download current and archived guides at the above website.  Guides are cross walked to Common Core, Life Knowledge, and AFNR National Standards.

Informational Webinars Added for the Living To Serve: Environmental Grant

Are you interested in applying for a $2,000 Living to Serve: Environmental grant, but don’t know if your idea meets requirements or need some guidance working through the application?  Register for an informational webinar hosted by Living to Serve team members at! Webinars will be held twice on Wednesday, May 14 (3:30pm & 6:30pm EST) and twice on Wednesday, May 28 (3:30pm & 6:30pm EST). Applications are due May 30, 2014.  Participation in a webinar is not required to receive a grant, but it’s definitely helpful.

Fight Hunger, Report Impacts, Win $500

Submit your service results to participate in the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge and help National FFA donate ONE MILLION meals to communities by the 2014 convention. Your chapter will be entered to win a $500 cash prize that is announced monthly. Become an FFA Hunger Hero today!

Living To Serve: Environmental Grant

It pays to go green! Flippin FFA (AR) developed a school-wide program to recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum waste. What could your chapter do with $2,000 to help the environment? Apply today at Two informational webinars will be held Wednesday, May 28th. Applications due May 30, 2014.


National FFA Talent Competition – It’s Back!

In 2014, National FFA Talent will again host the National FFA Talent Competition! Can you sing, dance, play an instrument or throw around a mean yo-yo? We want your talent! Not only will talent members provide entertainment and musical skills on the talent stage during sessions and at banquets and events, they will also compete to be named the 2014 National FFA Talent Competition Winner. Apply today! More details about National FFA Talent can be found here.

Be a part of the 2014 National FFA Band and Chorus!

National FFA Band and Chorus members have claimed some of the best seats in sessions 1- 9 at the National FFA Convention & Expo for more than 60 years. Submit your application to audition and perhaps claim your seat on stage! Applications are now available for members interested in sharing their musical gifts along with 150+ other FFA members from across the country. More details about National FFA Band and Chorus can be found here.

National FFA Scholarship Results

Congratulations!  The students on the attached list have been selected to receive a scholarship through the 2014 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program. More than $2.2 million was donated by 126 sponsors.  FFA awarded 1,782 scholarships in 2014 to assist students in their post-high school educational endeavors. Scholarship results are posted on the FFA website at  FFA will mail a notification letter to recipients in late May with detailed instructions for claiming their scholarship. 


2014 marked the seventh year using an online application.  As always, input from staff and faculty is vital in helping us target enhancements to the application.  Please continue to provide feedback about the scholarship program via email at



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CA State FFA Conference Intro Video


State Conference Proceedings

If you are looking for a review infromation from the 86th California State FFA Leadership Conference please follow the links below.


GLC Conference Facilitators Needed





   2014 Greenhand Leadership Conference



California FFA is seeking to hire a minimum of sixteen (16) Leadership Conference Facilitators and three (3) or four (4) Team Leaders to work under the direction of the State FFA Leadership Development Coordinator for the purposes of delivering and coordinating Greenhand Leadership Conferences during fall of 2014. Individuals should have experience in public speaking, motivating and/ or mentoring students, classroom or meeting management, be able to take constructive feedback and coaching, and work independently, as well as part of a team. Experience with conference facilitation is preferred.


For Information CLICK HERE



CATA Vision 2030 Spring 2014 Report

Please CLICK HERE to download the CATA Vision 2030 Spring Report. The report is the same document that was emailed out to each region. 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.


FFA Newsletter


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

Flipbook Version


PDF Version



Calaged Structure and Log In Process

There have been questions regarding the Calaged log in and R-2 Log-In and Structure. Please download the document below for a clear outline of how the Calaged/R-2 site is organized, and how you log in to each.


Calaged Structure and Log In Process


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.