FFA Members Tour California Agriculture

Earlier this month, 46 current and former state FFA officers visited California to learn about the wide variety of agriculture the state has to offer. Members recently flew into California and toured a number of the state’s agribusinesses. Stops included the largest U.S. producer of caviar, a fourth-generation ranch practicing responsible carbon farming, and many others. They also visited with California’s Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross, the vice-chair of California’s Water Board, and the vice president of state government affairs from Western Growers. During the second week of the tour, the FFA members visited berry farms, nurseries, a horse ranch, and a feedlot. They also went whale-watching and explored the Muir National Forest. The young people spoke with a wide variety of agricultural experts on the trip and learned about practices they could take home to their communities. The experience was made possible through sponsorship help from John Deere and Bunge.

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