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Ag Ed for Advisors
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
Advisor Update - Revised 5/28/15
Vision 2030 Curriculum Efforts
Here is the link to access the course frameworks for Agriculture Science courses. http://ucci.ucop.edu/integrated-courses/a-g-table.html - if you scroll down to each course and click it individually you can access the content. All three lab science courses have been approved by the UC and can be implemented in local schools this coming year.
A Google Drive of lesson resources is being added to and will be accessible by our whole membership following the conclusion of the UCCI Teacher Exchange on August 3rd and 4th. The Teacher Exchange Event is essentially a facilitated lesson plan development activity that the UC Curriculum Integration office coordinates and oversees. Participants and local school districts are responsible for all travel and lodging, but the event is free to attend.
Agriculture Teacher Consultant List
The provided list has been developed to serve as a resource guide for teachers. If your in the need of advice on a particular topic of agriculture education please take a look at the list to find a few experts in the field. Please also pass on to State Staff if a correction or asddition should be made to the list. [MORE - PDF Consultant List]
FFA Day at Dodger Stadium
FFA Chapters are invited to FFA Day at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers will be hosting the Pittsburg Pirates.
When: Sept. 20 at 1:10PM
Cost: Range from $20-$39
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 209-744-1910) or Mrs. Katie Otto (registration/ fiscal, email@example.com, 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.
California FFA Newsletter - Summer Issue Available
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.
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
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]
87th State FFA Conference Proceedings
Please follow the links below for the proceedings of the 87th State FFA Leadership Conference
- Award Press Releases and Photos
- Conference proceedings
- Videos from Convention including Retiring Addresses
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.
- Educator discount program - Download Flyer - An educator login is required to order at the discounted rate. Accounts can be set up at: http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/education-center/Pages/education-login-or-register.aspx
- Professional Development Workshops - Information about the professional development workshops can be found at: http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/education-center/seminars-and-workshops/Pages/educator-workshop.aspx.
- 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.
- James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Award Program: http://www.jflf.org/awards/Awards-Home.aspx.
A good point of contact is the office’s administrative assistant, Vicki Wilson 216-383-2240 firstname.lastname@example.org.
California FFA Gear
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.