Farm Credit Invests in California FFA

GALT, California, September 29, 2016 – The California FFA Foundation is pleased to announce Farm Credit as the first platinum sponsor of the upcoming Blue and Gold Gala.

“We’re excited to have Farm Credit, a long term partner and industry leader, as the first platinum sponsor of the upcoming Blue and Gold Gala,” said Dennis Albiani, California FFA Foundation Chair. “We are very grateful for Farm Credit’s ongoing dedication to the California FFA, and firmly believe that their investment in FFA members will pay dividends for generations to come.”

As part of their platinum sponsorship, Farm Credit will headline the upcoming Blue and Gold Gala. The Gala, to be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the FFA Center in Galt, is a celebratory event hosted by the nonprofit California Future Farmers of America Foundation. The Gala will focus on students’ achievements, the extraordinary growth the California FFA has realized over the past 10 years, and highlight the role the agriculture industry and our sponsors play in ensuring the future of agricultural education.

“Farm Credit is deeply invested in the future of agriculture and we are extremely pleased to play an integral part in continuing support of the California FFA”, says Terry Lindley, Farm Credit Alliance Chair.

The Farm Credit Alliance sponsorship collectively includes American AgCredit, Colusa-Glenn Farm Credit, Farm Credit West, Fresno Madera Farm Credit, Golden State Farm Credit, Yosemite Farm Credit and CoBank which are separate cooperatively-owned lending institutions providing agriculture and rural communities with reliable and consistent credit throughout the state of California as well as nationwide.

The platinum level sponsorship is just part of Farm Credit’s ongoing commitment to the 84,000 members of the California FFA. Their sponsorship will go beyond the Gala, and includes sponsoring a much-needed sign in front of the California FFA Center, the headquarters for FFA operations, as well sponsoring proficiency awards, and the leadership development continuum, which serves over 14,000 students annually.

Gala tickets are available for $250 per ticket or table sponsorships are available for $2,500 for eight (8) seats. Additional sponsorship and underwriting opportunities can be found by visiting For more information about the Blue & Gold Gala or becoming a sponsor please contact Katie Otto at 209/744-1969 or


About the California FFA Foundation

California FFA Foundation serves more than 84,000 California high school students and strives to make a difference in their lives by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through educational education.