May 2, 2016

Contact: Megan Silcott
805-478-1510 or  

Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Finals Competition May 7

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will host more than 2,000 students from around the state at the annual California State FFA Finals competition Saturday, May 7.

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

Events will be judged 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 hosted by Cal Poly President Jeffery D. Armstrong at 5:30 p.m. in the ASI Recreation Center on campus. Winners will go on to represent California at the National FFA Convention in October in Indianapolis, Ind.

About the National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a youth organization of nearly 610,000 student members in 7,665 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The FFA aims 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. The California chapter serves more than 80,000 high school students from 320 schools across the state.

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