Agricultural Education and Communication Department
BS in Agricultural Science
A sea of blue and gold covers the streets of downtown Fresno every April for the annual California FFA State Conference. The days are packed with recognition, motivational speakers, workshops, and experiences that will last a lifetime. FFA members attending have the privilege of participating in workshops presented by college students including Fresno State, Chico State, UC Davis, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. These workshops are dedicated to helping develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a class is offered every winter, specifically designed to help students create a workshop for the California FFA State Conference. This class is known as AGED 220 Agricultural Youth Conferences. AGED 220 does not have an all-in-one handbook to help guide students while they design a workshop for the California FFA State Convention. Students who took AGED 220 in the past entered the class with overwhelming thoughts and a lack of preparation. Students need to be confident and understand the intentions of the workshops. With the help of this project’s handbook full of ideas and tips, students will be better prepared to present and deliver quality content. This handbook provides all the information students need to design and implement a workshop successfully.