More than 300 students, faculty and volunteers from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State will oversee the 70th annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) state final and field day competitions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, on campus. About 2,400 students from 160 chapters will compete in nearly 30 career development events that cover agronomy, farm business management, computer applications, dairy cattle judging, light horse judging, farm power machinery, fruit tree judging, grapevine judging, livestock judging, marketing, meats judging, ag pest control, poultry judging, small engines, agricultural mechanics land and soil evaluation, floriculture, vegetable crop judging and veterinary science. An awards ceremony will follow at about 4 p.m. Saturday at the Save Mart Center. The California FFA Association was founded in 1928 and is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students. Its programs aim to develop over 87,000 members’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. INFO: Lauren Dutra (, Andrea Pineda ( or