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State FFA office is a position of leadership, and it is an elected post. The officers are the people who are charged with the responsibility of providing leadership and direction to the organization throughout the school year. An officer’s duties can be placed in three general categories:
  • To motivate members to achieve their highest potential and get the greatest good from their involvement in FFA.
  • To promote the organization and act as a goodwill ambassador.
  • To give direction to the work of the organization and perform all tasks necessary to execute the various Programs of Work in the state association.

  • Eligibility      
    State Officer Eligibility Requirements are as Follows:
  • A candidate can run for state office at the end of his/her senior year of high school at the state leadership conference; or a candidate may run at the state leadership conference during the first year following his/her high school graduation.
  • Currently maintains, or graduated with, a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher (A=4.0 scale; ALL classes taken in grades 9-12 must be
  • State Officer Candidates Must Hold the State FFA Degree.

  • Election Procedure      
    If you have decided now that you DO want to run for state office, what are the procedures to be followed?

    1. Filing the application and character surveys.

    2. Attend the assigned Examination Date

    3. If selected appear at the State FFA Leadership Conference and be prepared to go before the Nominating Committee for screening. You are expected to meet in the lobby of the Fresno Doubletree Hotel by 4:45pm on the Friday prior to the State FFA Leadership Conference.

    4. The Friday night activities will include a brief orientation and interviews at the committee’s discretion.

    5. Saturday, the committee will reconvene in the Doubletree Hotel. There will be interviews and evaluations of the candidates throughout the evening and all day Sunday.

    6. On Monday of the State Conference, the committee will report its decision to the delegation, and the candidates will find out then if they have been nominated and for which office. The candidates will give their nomination speeches and then there will be a “Meet the Candidates” reception prior to voting. Then balloting will take place with a majority vote needed to elect.


      Important Dates
    Application Due Online

    Submit by Jan. 15 at 11:00pm*

    *indicates next business day when this date occurs on weekend/holiday

    General Questions:
    Mr. Charles Parker

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    California Department of Education
    Charles Parker
    1430 N Street, Suite 4202
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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