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About GLC      
Introduces students to the benefits and opportunities in Agricultural Education, including SAE and FFA. This conference is the “hook-line-and-sinker to get students to buy into Agricultural Education throughout their four years in high school.

Who: Freshmen
: One Day Event, 33 Conferences in August and September
What: Each student will:

  • Define Agricultural Education, it's three ring model (Classroom & Laboratory, Supervised Agricultural Experience [SAE] and the National FFA Organization) and the three "Rs" model (Rigorous Instruction, Relevant Experiences and Relationships)
  • Explore the Six Benefits of Agricultural Education through hands on team challenges: Learning, Experience, Leadership, Competition, Travel and Personal Growth.
  • Discover the Six Opportunities in Agricultural Education, which provide the Six Benefits: Hands-On Instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), Officers and Committees, Career Development Events (CDE), Conventions and Conferences.
  • Learn more about California FFA's leadership and personal growth conferences: GLC, MFE, ALA, SLE and WLC.
  • Develop a personal plan of action utilizing SMART goals that address the following areas: Lead (FFA), Learn (Classroom), Earn (SAE), and Live (Life).

Freshmen: Experience your "All Access Pass"!      
This is no ordinary leadership experience! You will spend the day diving into the incredible ways Agricultural Education will impact your life and the exciting events and opportunities in store for you. This action-packed day is sure to be a fun way to meet new people and receive your "All Access Pass" with Agricultural Education and FFA.


This conference is sponsored by JS West as a special project of the California FFA Foundation.

  2017 GLC

GLC Site Addresses
Aug 21: Modesto
Aug 22: Modesto
Aug 23: Modesto
Aug 24: Modesto
Sep 05: Bakersfield
Sep 06: Bakersfield
Sep 07: Bakersfield
Sep 11: Menifee
Sep 11: Fresno
Sep 12
: Menifee
Sep 12: Fresno
Sep 13: Lakeside
Sep 14: Calipatria
Sep 18: Lemoore
Sep 19: Lemoore
Sep 20: Lemoore
Sep 21: Lemoore
Sep 25
: Colusa
Sep 25: Salinas
Sep 26
: Colusa
Sep 26: Salinas

Sep 26: 
Sep 27: Colusa
Sep 27: Salinas

Sep 28: Salinas

Oct 02: Lodi
Oct 02: Redding
Oct 03: Lodi
Oct 03: Redding
Oct 04: Lodi
Oct 05: Lodi
Oct 09: Ferndale

  Important Dates
2018 Registration:
Opens: July 2, 2018
Closes: Aug 17 / Sep 3 / Sep 17

Registration Deadlines

Student: $35 (early), $45 (full)
Advisor: $10

After registration and postmark deadline, early prices increase to full price.

Registration Includes:
Conference materials, lunch and a t-shirt

General Questions:
Ms. Hannah Garrett
209/ 843-3671

Registration Questions:
Ms. Trisha Chapman
209/ 744-1600

  Conference Staff
Facilitation Application
Facilitator Application (PDF)
Team Leader Application
Team Leader Application (PDF)
Due: May 15, 2018
*or next business day when this date occurs on weekend/holiday

Our Mission
Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

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