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Overview      
The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students can compete for awards in 53 areas covering everything from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management. Each award area has two categories, placement and entrepreneurship.

Placement proficiency awards are given to those whose SAEs are related to employment, apprenticeships, or internships at an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization.

Entrepreneurship proficiency awards are given to those whose SAEs are related to ownership of an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization.

Proficiency awards are given out at the local, sectional, regional, state and national levels.

How to Apply      
Students who are interested in applying for an Agriculture Proficiency Award must complete an application in one of the specific proficiency award areas. Applicants should work closely with their local FFA advisor regarding application due dates in their specific area. Sectional and Regional FFA affiliates to the California FFA Association hold application scoring sessions to determine which applicants qualify for State Recognition. All six Regions with in the California FFA Association are permitted to send one applicant in each proficiency award area to the State scoring.

State Scoring and Recognition      
Applicants who have completed the entire agriculture proficiency award application, and have competed and qualified at the regional proficiency application scoring session are eligible to submit their application for State consideration. The State FFA Agriculture Proficiency Award application scoring is held annually in spring. Applicants should check with their local FFA advisor for specific due dates within their region.

Once all applications have been scored at the State scoring, the top 3 finalist in each award area will be notified. Finalist are then expected to interview at the CA State FFA Leadership Conference held annually in April. Following the interview the results will be announced and the finalists will be recognized for their efforts.

Application Examples      
NameDate AddedSize
Ag Sales - Ent 15 4/4/2016 969 KB
Agriscience Research 4/4/2016 816 KB
Beef - Entre 4/4/2016 949 KB
Diversified Livestock 4/4/2016 950 KB
Forage - Placement 15 4/4/2016 1216 KB
Home Community - Combined 15 4/4/2016 1077 KB
Poultry - Ente 15 4/4/2016 1146 KB
Sheep - Entr 15 4/4/2016 1057 KB
Turf Grass Entr - 15 4/4/2016 1122 KB


   
 
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2018 State Finalists -- Proficiency Awards
 
   

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Jill Sperling
916/319-0494
jsperling@cde.ca.gov

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