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Submitted by Gabriel Parra
Ag Bash is a fun event where chapters in the neighboring cities
of Bakersfield get together to compete in agriculturally related
games. This year we were fortunate to host it at our campus in
McFarland. We had four main contests during this event. The first
was the FFA Ag knowledge test where FFA members took a test
to determine how much they know about agriculture. The second
was an obstacle course where members raced to finish a course
including a hay bale toss, corn eating, and milking components.
The third contest was the welding contest where members welded
a pressure box. The fourth contest was Egg Roulette where the
advisors would choose from a bowl of eggs and break them on
their heads hoping it wasn’t raw but hard boiled. The chapters
with the most points ended up to be Shafter FFA and Delano FFA
and then they battled for the champion title in a tractor pulling
contest. Delano took the Ag Bash Champion title home this year
and we had a great time hosting. It is definitely one of our favorite
1) Submit a 100-150 word article about your
chapter’s recent activity.
a. Please do not include members or advisors names
within the article.
b. The article should be about an interesting/unique
type of FFA activity. This is an opportunity to showcase
new and innovative chapter activities.
2) Attach a GREAT quality digital photo.
a. Photos should be in color and help further explain
the submitted article.
b. Photos must include members with appropriate
clothing & behavior.
c. Photos must be sent as individual jpeg files.
3) Email the above information to news@
The subject of the email must include your chapter’s
name. In the email, please include the author of the
chapter scoop and title of the article.
4) Please reference page two for CA FFA News
Submitted by Michelle Borges
At the end of May our chapter had an experience of a lifetime. We attended a chapter officer
leadership conference at Camp Sylvester. At the conference, chapter officers from the Tri-Rivers
Section and Stanislaus-Tuolumne Section met with other chapter officers and shared chapter event
ideas. Seventeen chapters attended, including 160 students, all under the supervision of over
twenty advisors. The Hughson FFA officer team learned the duties of our positions, competed in
multiple team building activities, and learned many ways to better our FFA Chapter. A key moment
of the camp occurred during the team building activities. We learned how to work as a team,
the importance of communication, the ability to help out others, and how to step up as a leader. We can’t wait to take all of the new ideas, team
building activities, and leadership qualities and implement them into our chapter! •
California FFANEWS • Page 14 • Fall 2016