Tulare FFA Est. 1928
Tulare FFA 2020-2021 Officers posing for a group picture in their blue jackets

Meet the Tulare FFA Team!

Daniel Dutto -  Director of Agriculture 2018-2021
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Daniel Dutto

Education: BS in Zoology University of California, Davis. MS in Educational Administration and Leadership, Brandman University
Credential: Administrative Credential, Single Subject Life Science, Single Subject Earth Science

Susanne Chavez - Director of First Impressions/Secretary 2017-2021
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Susanne Chavez

Mrs. Chavez is the Tulare Agriculture Complex's secretary. She has taught within the school district for 20 years, formally at Tulare Union before coming to the farm. Her and her husband own a small trucking business here in Tulare and she is a proud supporter of Tulare FFA and our community. Mrs. Chavez is a little camera shy, but has a huge love for animals!

Jared Castle - Department Chair 2015-2021

Jared-Castle

Education: BS in Ag Ed from Cal Poly SLO
Credentials: Agricultural Specialist from Cal Poly SLO
Classes: Ag Mechanics 1 and Work Experience
CDEs: Ag Mechanics and Agronomy
SAEs: Ag Mechanics Enterprise, Pumpkin Enterprise, Beef 

Michael Mederos - Lead FFA Advisor 2007-2021
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Mike Mederos

Education: BS in Agriculture Science; minor in Agriculture  Business, MS Agriculture- Cal Poly, SLO
Credentials: Single Subject Secondary Education: Agriculture, Ag Specialist, Cross-cultural, Language and Academic (CLAD), Cal Poly, SLO, Administrative Services Credential (MCOE)
Classes: Ag Science 1, Livestock, Ag Business, Ag Mechanics 1, Ag Mechanics 2
CDEs: Milk Quality and Dairy Foods, Grapevine Judging, Grapevine Pruning, Marketing-Cooperatives, PCA-Banking
LDEs: Prepared Public Speaking
SAEs: Hogs, Sweet Corn Enterprise 

Dakota Romans 2019-2021
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Dakota Romans

Education: BS in Agricultural Education Fresno State. MS in Agriculture Education in Progress at Cal Poly
Credentials: Ag Specialist and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture from Fresno State
Classes: Ag Science 1, Ag Biology, Honors Ag Biology
CDEs: BIG, Citrus, Marketing Plan
LDEs: Job Interview
SAEs: Market Goats

Debbie Silva 2019-2021
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Debbie Silva

Education: BS in Agricultural Education from Fresno State. MS in Agriculture Education in Progress at Cal Poly
Credentials: Ag Specialist and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture from Fresno State
Classes: Ag Science 1, Dairy Skills, Floriculture
CDEs: Dairy Cattle Judging
LDEs: Parliamentary Procedure, Extemporaneous Speaking
SAEs: Dairy Cattle

Sammi Slover 2019-2021
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Sammi Slover

Education: Colorado State -Animal Science, BS in Agriculture Education at FSU. MS in Agriculture Education at Cal Poly.
Credentials: Ag Specialist and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture
Classes: Veterinary Science, Ag Science 1 & 2, Ag Biology
CDEs: Veterinary Science
LDEs: Opening and Closing
SAEs: Market Lambs, Small Animal

Jennifer Sousa 2008-2021
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Jennifer Sousa

Education: MA in Education / MA AG and Natural Resources
Credentials: Multiple Subject & Ag & Natural Resources
Classes: Ag Science 1 & 2, Ag Biology
CDEs: Cotton, Meats, Ag Issues
LDEs: Creed, Impromptu Speaking
SAEs: Horticulture, Agri-Science

Hector Urueta

Hector Urueta 2014-2021
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Education: BS in Agricultural Education Fresno State. MS in Agriculture Education in Progress at Cal Poly
Credentials: Ag Specialist and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Agriculture from Fresno State
Classes: Ag Mechanics 2, 3, and 4, Small Gas Engines
CDEs: Agriculture Welding, Farm Power
SAEs: Small Animal