College - Author 1
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Department - Author 1
Agricultural Education and Communication Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Agricultural Science
Megan Silcott, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Education and Communication Department
According to California Agriculture Education there are 89,000 FFA students enrolled in 334 high schools throughout the state and of those students, 53% are of Hispanic descent (California Agriculture Education, 2019). Yet there are limited materials available in Spanish for these parents and students in the California FFA Organization. It is critical for more resources to be developed and made available for students, families, and communities to facilitate a smooth transition into FFA involvement.
This project will be a video resource in Spanish that explains the background of FFA, how it is structured, and give perspectives from FFA advisors, past alumni and current students. This video resource will assist agriculture teachers and students in communicating the FFA program to parents and community members with Spanish language and English subtitles. In addition to FFA’s basic structure, the video will share testimonials and show parents and guardians how the FFA will positively impact their children in personal and career development areas.