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15   Southern State Degree Ceremony

15   Merced College Field Day

18   Central State Degree

20   Superior FFA Mtg and St. Degree

21   Superior Parli-Pro Contest

21   South Coast Spring FFA Mtg

22   North Coast FFA Mtg/CATA Mtg/Ste Degree

25   San Joaquin St Degree-SV

26   San Joaquin St Degree-K/ES

29   Modesto MJC Field Day

30   South Coast St Degree



1    San Joaquin St Degree-EFM/WFM

2    San Joaquin St Degree-TK

3    San Joaquin St Degree-SEQ

5    Cosumnes River College Field Day

5    Madera Small Engines/Welding Contest

5    Reedley College Field Day

5    Southern Region FFA/CATA Mtg

5    Cal Poly Pomona Field Day                     

10   State Speaking Semi-Finals

10   State FFA Exece Committee Mtg 

11   Parliamentary Procedure Finals

12   Fresno State Field Day – Fresno

12   Clovis Welding/Specialty Animal Contest

12-15   State FFA Leadership Conference

24    COS Ag Mania

26    Madera Floral Contest

26    Hanford FFA Field Day



3                      Cal Poly State Finals – San Luis Obispo


Advisor Update - Revised 3/5/14

State Conference Registration Deadline

Friendly reminder that the Registration Material (Purchase Order and Rules/Medical Release Form) is due postmarked March 7 to prevent late fees. 

Please take a look below for more conference information.


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DEKALBĀ® Agricultural Accomplishment Award

The DEKALB® Agricultural Accomplishment Award is annually presented to one FFA student per chapter because they exemplify scholarship, commitment and work ethic.   In 2014, DEKALB is celebrating our 67th year of sponsorship of this award. 


  1. Teachers must nominate a student.  All nominations should be directed to the award email box:
  2. All nominations should include:
    1. a. Recipient (Nominee) Name
    2. b. Banquet or Presentation Date
    3. c. FFA Chapter / Name of School
    4. d. Name/Address for Shipping
      • -assumes awards will not be shipped directly to recipients
      • -please allow lead time of 15 business days
  3. Winners receive a commemorative award certificate, a lapel pin, and a congratulatory letter from the DEKALB Brand Lead.

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.

Hanford FFA Field Day

Hanford FFA will be hosting a Field Day on April 26. The day will begin at 8am at Hanford High School.

Contests will include:


Best Informed


Dairy Products

Nursery Landscape

Veterinary Science


To register visit

For questions, contact

Sam Rodriguez

Hanford Agriculture Instructor/FFA Advisor

559-583-5902 x 4822

Cell 559-280-1307


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FFA Earth Day

The FFA Center belongs to past, present and future members of the California Association FFA. The landscaping of California FFA’s home is in need of revitalization. We’re calling on chapters throughout the state to come together for Earth Day and take ownership of the FFA Center. Click here to find out more about the three exciting ways to get involved:

  • FFA Center Earth Day - On April 22 we’re asking chapters to join together to lend their landscaping skills and muscle power.
  • Other Ways to Lend a Hand - Donate materials for FFA Center Earth Day.
  • Get Featured in California FFA News - If your chapters already has an Earth Day event, we'll feature your event in California FFA News and on

Mariposa FFA Forestry Contest

Open to all Forestry Teams

Download Registration Form HERE


Mariposa County High School

5074 Old Hwy North

Mariposa Ca 95338


When:   Saturday April 12th

Cost: $5.00 per student (to Mariposa FFA)


Please RSVP by April 4th or cell 209 617-8603


Registration 7:45 – 8:15

Donuts and drinks


Contest begins at 8:15 am

Lunch will be provided


Please bring; cruiser sticks, diameter tape, 100’ tape, loggers tape, compasses, clinometers.

Clovis East Welding and Vet Science Contests

To:      All California FFA Welding Contest Advisors

Clovis East FFA is pleased to announce they are hosting both FFA Welding and Vet Science Contest on April 12, 2014.  We should be able to have room for one team per school and up to two alternates for welding and two teams for vet science.  We have a later start time to accommodate those going to Fresno State First.  A lunch will be provided.

Location= McFarlane-Coffman Ag. Center Clovis East High School

Registration= 8:00-8:15

Start Time= 8:30

Welding Cost= $80 per team; $20 per alternate

Vet Science Cost= $25 per Team; $8 per alternate

Washington Leadership Conference

WLC registration opened yesterday and weeks 1-4 are already sold out.  More details and registration information about WLC can be found at:


Friendly Reminder the deadline for

Nominating Committee and State Officer Candidate Applications are coming up soon!!


Industry Certification Opportunity for animal science students

Below is an exciting opportunity for Future Animal Care Professionals. Animal Care Technologies’ multi-media training program, used in over 3,000 veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and schools nationwide, brings real-world veterinary career training to your classroom.  ACT also hosts the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Certified Veterinary Assistant program.  This opportunity for industry certification is now available through high schools, regional occupational programs, and technical colleges.

  • Online, on-demand access to over 750 videos with review questions
  • Customizable learning management system; built-in testing
  • Industry certification options
  • Companion animal, equine, and practice management software content available   

Visit our schools website for additional information and sample videos.   Please contact me today for a free demonstration and trial access.  

State Conference Pump Up Video

Registraton for the 86th State FFA Conference is right around the corner. For a sneak peek of what to expect, check out the video below.


State Leadership Conference Pump UP-2013 from California FFA Productions on Vimeo.

Agriculture Sales CDE

The product for the 2014 Agriculture Sales Contest is Round-Up. For a small description please CLICK HERE.

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


CDE Information Posted

Please follow the link below to find resources for the following contests

  • Chapter Extemporaneous Speaking Topics
  • 2013-14 Job Interview Positions and Descriptions.
  • Chapter Impromtpu Topics
  • Veterinary Science CDE Test Bank

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.


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