Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol today to celebrate California's agricultural community. Showcasing the many crops and commodities produced in the Golden State, California's annual "Ag Day at the Capitol" also offers state legislators and the public a chance to learn more about organizations like the Future Farmers of America.
Brianna Stoops is an agriculture teacher at Woodland High School. She says today's FFA students are learning about more than just farming.
"One of the big skills we focus on in the FFA is leadership," explains Stoops. " We have students that are involved in mechanics, students that are involved with plants and students that are involved with animals."
Students also had the opportunity to explore potential careers with organizations including California's Wool Growers Association, Poultry Federation and Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.