From the office of Karen Ross, California Agriculture Secretary.
December 17, 2014
"Just last week, I had a fabulous visit to the FFA Chapter at Pioneer High School in Woodland. The chapter is the state’s second largest (850 students) and continues to see dramatic growth. The officers who escorted me around campus were smart, articulate, confident and enthusiastic! The hands-on learning and leadership development they are exposed to in addition to rigorous studies have already equipped these young people with life-long traits that any employer would value. Because of students like these, I am very optimistic about our future and our ability to double food production to feed a fast-growing world population that is expected to number nine-billion people by 2050.
Our future is in good hands if we pay attention to our food production infrastructure. It starts with Ag education programs like 4-H, FFA, Ag in the Classroom and many other worthy programs."