Student Activities

This committee deals with issues regarding student leadership activities.  Student conferences, training, and other matters regarding the overall management of student organizations are referred to this committee.

Ag Ambassadors/CAL Conference

The Ag Ambassadors/Collegiate Agricultural Leaders (CAL) Conference focuses on the promotion of higher education, agriculture, and professional development among collegiate agricultural students. This three-day event features insightful keynote and industry speakers, constructive workshops, and so much more!

  • 2023 Ag Ambassadors/CAL Conference: October 6-8 at CSU, Chico.
    • Chico State is happy to announce that the upcoming California State Agriculture Ambassador Conference will be held this fall during the weekend of October 6th, 7th, and 8th with the overall theme of “Forging the Future.” We hope that you are able to join us for this three day conference of leadership and professional development, influential keynote speakers and workshop instructors from the agricultural industry, a job interview contest among fellow ambassadors, fantastic industry tours, as well as the opportunity to attend or lead your own workshop. Registration is open and will be available to complete through September 20th. Please register within this timeframe to receive swag apparel for the conference. Please contact the hosting chairs regarding late registration. 

      Below are the links for registration, the form to propose a workshop plan, and the information regarding our hotel block. Room block rates will end on the 24th of September.

      Click here to register 

      Click here for the Workshop Proposal Form  

      Lodging is available at Holiday Inn Express Chico. 2074 East 20th Street, Chico 95928 
      Rooms are provided at a rate of $149 + tax per night for a 3-4 person occupancy with two queen mattresses and $139 + tax per night for a 1-2 person occupancy with a single King mattress in our hotel block. Reservations by attendees must be received by Sunday, September 24, 2023 at noon. Check in is at 4:00 PM and check out is at 9:00 AM. Breakfast is included with your stay. 
      To reserve a room within our hotel block, please visit the website below and use our code "CSU". Your onsite contact will be the General Manager, Calder and Tilly. They can be reached at 530-891-0100. 

      Click here to view the California State Ag Ambassador Conference Hotel Block 

      Please reach out to the hosting chairs with any questions or concerns. 
Elizabeth Mintey - [email protected] 
Macy Paschoal - [email protected]
Dr. Thomas Henderson - [email protected]


CAL Competition

CAL Competition is a state-wide event open to all community college students studying agriculture. The event features competitions based around leadership development and employment skills.

  • TENTATIVE 2024 CAL Competition: February 2 or 9 at Merced College.

Please check back for registration information and an itinerary when available.

  • Competitions:
    • Discussion Meet
    • Extemporaneous Public Speaking
    • Formal Sales Presentation
    • Job Interview
    • Portfolio
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Quiz Bowl

Other Organizations

There are many other organizations to get involved in that are outside the Student Activities committee. Some of these include:

California Young Farmers & Ranchers

CAPCA Student Networking Event

NACTA Judging Conference