Gridley FFA has grown in major leaps and bounds over the past few years and this year is no exception as the first-ever Field Days is planned for Gridley on March 31, 2018.

Chair Taylor Santerre with the held of Emma Sannar is in charge of the all-day event open to anywhere from 500 to 1,000 students.

Different schools from all over California including junior colleges will be attending and competing in 11 different contests including ag sales, livestock judging, floral, farm power, AET record books, ag mechanics, ag vet skills, fruit tree judging, vegetable judging, small engine and light horse judging. With 11 contests, a total of 11 buckles are needed for the winners so sponsorships are important and a great way to show support.

With such a big event, the Butte County Fairgrounds will be the location for the light horse and livestock judging. The other nine competitions will be held at the Gridley High campus.

Sign-in will be at 7 a.m., with competitions starting at 8 a.m.

Gridley Wrestling will be barbecuing tri-tip for sandwiches and the FFA is looking for donations of tri-tip and rolls and lunch will include chips, drinks and dessert.

Of course it takes a lot of planning and money to pull off such a big endeavor and sponsorship packages are available. For $100-$250 sponsors will receive a company ad/lo go placed in the Field Day Program and featured on Instagram and facebook; $200 Buckle Sponsors will have their company ad/logo placed in the program and will be featured on Instagram and facebook, receive two Gridley FFA hats and t-shirts with the buckle presented by your company; Sponsors of $251 - $500 will have their company ad/logo placed in the program, featured on Instagram and facebook, receive two Gridley FFA hats and t-shirts; the $501 and higher sponsors will receive their company ad/logo placed in the program, featured on Instagram and facebook, receive two Gridley FFA hats and t-shirts, a banner with company name/logo on display in FFA Field Day Awards Arena and an engraved Field Day tumbler.

Contact Matt Reed at (562)587-6855 for more information. Checks should be made out to Gridley FFA.