Apply for an Agri-Internship Today!

We recently reached out to FFA alumni via social media to gather insights into exciting career opportunities just for you. From implementing field audits at the California Olive Ranch to diverse roles in California agriculture, including manufacturing internships with Kraft-Heinz, there's something for everyone. Check out the links below for a list of current internship opportunities and apply for one (or even two or three) today!

Harvesting Knowledge: Lessons Learned from My Summer Internship

By Morgan Oliveira, Past State Officer

After concluding my year of service as the California FFA State Sentinel, I turned to the Agricultural Council of California to embark on a summer internship, eager for the challenges and opportunities it promised in advocating for agriculture. However, as I reflect on that experience now, I am filled with gratitude for the abundant learning opportunities and personal growth it brought.

Take Your Future Career For A Test Drive!

By Dr. Thomas Henderson, FFA Alumni and Assistant Professor at CSU Chico

Consumers are very particular when it comes to purchasing material possessions. It is commonplace to try on a pair of shoes before purchasing. When thinking about buying a vehicle, it’s almost expected that you ask to test drive before committing. We place value on experiencing the item firsthand before making a purchase.

2023-24 Star Awards

Each year at the State FFA Leadership Conference, four FFA members are honored with State Star Awards for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agricultural education.

  • State Star in Agriscience: Liam Joy, St. Helena FFA
  • State Star in Agribusiness: Trevor Wright, Hollister FFA
  • State Star in Agriculture Placement: Morelia Vierya, Madera
  • State Star Farmer: Emma Woods, Gustine FFA

Proficiency Award Winners

Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Proficiency winners were announced at the 2024 State FFA Leadership Conference sessions throughout the day.

RECAP: State FFA Leadership Conference Fifth Session

SACRAMENTO Calif. — Members and supporters of the California Future Farmers of America (FFA) returned to the Golden 1 Center for the fifth session of the 96th State FFA Leadership Conference in Sacramento, with the theme of “Teaching for the Stars.”

During this session, supporters who have made an immense impact on the association were recognized with Honorary State Degrees, listed at the end of this article.

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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.


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.


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.



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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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.