FFA Foundation

The mission of the California FFA Foundation is to promote, aid, and assist, financially or otherwise, California FFA to ensure the success of Agricultural Education by preparing tomorrow's agricultural leaders, today.

California FFA Foundation’s goal is to provide individuals, businesses, foundations and others the opportunity to invest in the premier secondary Agricultural Education leadership development program in California FFA. The Foundation provides award recognition for student projects, competitive team events, leadership development events, as well as leadership training conferences.

The California FFA Foundation Board of Directors is composed of a maximum of twenty-five business and industry representatives, nine education and program oversight representatives, and staff members. The purpose of the board is to continue to guide fundraising efforts to support the work of the California Association FFA.

For information regarding the members of the Foundation Board of Directors, please expand the tab below.


California Future Farmers of America Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation.
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FFA Foundation Board of Directors
Business & Industry        
Emily Rooney   Agricultural Council of California   Chairman
Matt Angell   US Water Well   Vice Chairman
Toni Lindeleaf   Ag Industry   Secretary
Dennis Albiani   California Advocates, Inc.   Treasurer
Tyler Blagg   Petersen & Company Real Estate Services    
Louie Brown   Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLC    
Jay Colombini   Farmers & Merchants Bank    
Kate Fuso   Nationwide    
Nicole Gross   Bokides Hesseltine Real Estate Company    
Mallorie Hayes   Blue Diamond Growers    
Jim Houston   California Farm Bureau Federation    
Jeana Hultquist   American Ag Credit    
Kristann Mattes   Agriculture Instructor, Minarets High School   FFA Adult Board
Jake Parnell   Cattlemen's Livestock Market, Parnell Dickinson    
Ray Prock, Jr.   DFA Farm Supplies     
Renee Rianda   The Morning Star Packing Co.    
Nick Wells   Holtville City Manager    
Beau Williamson   Greater Potential Leadership/Syngenta    
Wayne Zipser   Stanislaus Farm Bureau    
         
         
Education & Program Oversight        
Charles Parker   State FFA Advisor, California Dept. of Education   State FFA Advisor
Tim Brown   Interim Assistant State FFA Advisor, California Dept. of Education   State FFA Assistant Advisor
Mike Albiani   Agriculture Instructor, Elk Grove High School   FFA Advisor
Jake Dunn   Agriculture Instructor, Petaluma High School   CATA Representative
Robin Grundmeyer   Agriculture Instructor, Norco High School    
Mike Mederos   Agriculture Instructor, Tulare High School    
Abigale Jacobsen   California Association, FFA   State FFA President
         
Foundation Staff        
Matt Patton   California FFA Foundation   Executive Director
Katie Otto   California FFA Foundation   Executive Director of Development 
Cari Brown   California FFA Foundation   Office Assistant

 

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James G. Boswell Foundation

 

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Farm Credit

 

 

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                                                        Blue Diamond Growers           Almond Board of California

                              OUTSKIRTS         Wilco

                          QCIFY

 

 

Motto Sponsors

                                         California Cotton Alliance           Universal Technical Institute      Ironstone Concours

                                                      Zenith Insurance        Nationwide Insurance

                                             California Farm Bureau Federation                Grange Co-op

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Agricultural education strives to maintain its status on the cutting-edge of rigorous classroom instruction, relevant skill acquisition and premier leadership development. Check out the expansive and evolving catalog of resources to generate new ideas, enhance curriculum delivery skills or identify new ways to engage in FFA and SAE activities.

Resources

Beginning in the early 20th century in California, agricultural education has a long tradition of preparing students for rigorous, satisfying careers both within and outside of the industry. As a school-based learning program, agricultural education operates as a unit within the California Department of Education and is written into the state’s legislative education code.

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Rich in history with an eye toward the future, California’s school-based agricultural education program seeks to prepare all students for satisfying careers in and outside of the agriculture industry. The multi-faceted approach to growing the whole person includes a focus on character and interpersonal skill development, technical acumen and critical thinking capabilities.

 

Events

From personal growth to career skill enhancement, the focus of California’s agricultural education events is always on the experiential development of the student. With activities ranging from local to national, the statewide organization offers a number of premier events each year that are suited to best meet the interests of an ever-diversifying student population.

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Recent News from the California Association FFA and the Department of Education.
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The mission of the California FFA Foundation is to promote, aid, and assist, financially or otherwise, California FFA to ensure the success of Agricultural Education by preparing tomorrow's agricultural leaders, today.

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California FFA Foundation’s goal is to provide individuals, businesses, foundations, and others the opportunity to invest in the premier secondary Agricultural Education leadership development program in California: FFA. The Foundation provides award recognition for student projects, competitive team events, leadership development events, as well as leadership training conferences.

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