Golden Owl Award Winner to be announced at the California FFA Virtual Celebration

Star Adult Awards and the inaugural Golden Owl Award will be recognized during the second session of California FFA Virtual Celebration on June 18. The Golden Owl Award has a long tradition in California FFA, formerly called the Star FFA Advisor. This year, Nationwide and California Farm Bureau Federation partnered to add monetary awards to the regional Star Advisor Awards, and the Golden Owl Award. The regional Star Advisors have been announced and have received their checks. The Golden Owl Award winner will receive their check at the Virtual Celebration.

Nationwide, the California Farm Bureau Federation and California FFA announced the finalists in early April:

– Michael Campbell – Imperial High School (Imperial FFA), Imperial
– Rosemary Cummings – Nipomo High School (Nipomo FFA), Nipomo
– Andree’ Earley – Las Plumas High School (Las Plumas FFA), Oroville
– Cody Jacobsen – Golden Valley High School (Golden Valley FFA), Merced
– Julie Luxon – Madera South High School (Madera FFA), Madera
– Alissa Sarvinski – Eureka High School (Eureka FFA), Eureka

Each finalist received an individualized plaque and $500 in funding for their program. Later this week, one finalist will be crowned California’s first Ag Educator of the Year and receive the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy and $3,000 in additional funding for their program. #CaliforniaFFA

Thank you to Nationwide and the California Farm Bureau Federation for bringing more attention to these respected educators.

For more information about the California Agricultural Teachers’ Association, visit

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