Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Finals Competition May 6

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2017

Contact: Megan Silcott Director, Brock Center for Agricultural Communication 

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly will host more than 2,000 high school students from across the state at the annual California State FFA Finals competition Saturday, May 6.

Students will compete in 21 events throughout the day in categories including agronomy, dairy cattle, farm business management, floriculture, forestry, livestock, nursery landscape, marketing, vegetable crops, vet science and welding. 

Judged events will be evaluated by a group of volunteers including Cal Poly faculty, staff and students, industry professionals and community members.

The winners of each event will be named at an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in CalPoly’s Mott Gym. Winners will represent California at the National FFA Convention in October in Indianapolis.

About the National FFA Organization 
The National FFA Organization is a youth organization of nearly 649,355 student members in 7,859 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal chapter granted by the 81st U.S. Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. TheCalifornia FFA Association serves more than 80,000 high school students from 330 schools across the state. 


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