The Golden Owl Award® recognizes outstanding agricultural educators in several states, including California.

Nominate your favorite agricultural educator

Presented by Nationwide®, the California FFA and the California Farm Bureau® Federation, the Golden Owl Award recognizes agricultural educators across California for their tremendous contributions to helping the next generation of agricultural leaders. Students, fellow teachers and other supporters can nominate their favorite agricultural teacher and summarize what makes him or her the best in the state.

Nominees have an opportunity to win great cash prizes and the title of California Agricultural Educator of the Year. Prizes include:

  • $500 and an engraved plaque to each of the six honorees
  • $3,000 and the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy to the grand prize winner (California Agricultural Educator of the Year)

In conjunction with the Golden Owl Award, Nationwide is donating $5,000 to the California FFA to further support the personal and professional growth of students, teachers and advisors alike.

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Nominate an outstanding agricultural educator August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Here's a look at California's Golden Owl Award winners and honorees.

California's Agricultural Educator of the Year

Rosemary Cummings

For her dedication to agricultural education at Nipomo High School in Nipomo, California, Rosemary Cummings was crowned the 2019-2020 California Agricultural Educator of the Year. Nominations for Ms. Cummings shed light on the true impact she’s made on the students she serves. Read more »

Presented by Nationwide®, the California FFA and the California Farm Bureau® Federation.


California's honorees

CA_Cody-Jacobsen-120x150Cody Jacobsen
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Central Region
Golden Valley High School
Merced, California
CA_Alissa-Sarvinski-120x150Alissa Sarvinski
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
North Coast Region
Eureka High School
Eureka, California
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Julie Luxon
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
San Joaquin Region
Madera South High School
Madera, California

CA_Rosemary-Cummings-120x150Rosemary Cummings
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
South Coast Region
Nipomo High School
Nipomo, California
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Michael Campbell
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Southern Region
Imperial High School
Imperial, California

CA_Andree-Early-120x150Andree' Earley
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Superier Region
Las Plumas High School
Oroville, California
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For more information, see our award rules.
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