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Isabella Riberio

2022 Scholarship Recipient

A graduate of Tulare Western High School, Isabella had a rich FFA experience competing on career development event teams, participating in speaking events, and seeking leadership positions. She was a graduate of the Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Program and served as the San Joaquin Regional President. Isabella attends Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as an Agricultural Communications major working towards a career in agriculture marketing. Isabella's Class 50 mentor is Megan Netwon.

Joseph Aguiar

2022 Scholarship Recipient

A graduate of Winters High School, Joseph served in officer roles for Winters FFA and served as chapter president and president of the Yolo section. In addition to working on the family farm, Joseph also assists at Berryessa Gap Vineyards earning experiences in customer service and enology. He attends Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as an Agricultural Communications major with a career goal of sales or marketing in the California agriculture industry. Joseph's Class 50 mentor is Jonathan Merrill.

Hands in the Soil

From the mentor's perspective 

Investing in the next generation of Ag Leaders

In typical Ag Leadership style, each mentor pushes their mentee to go beyond the surface in exploring what excites them about agriculture, identifying their career goals, and helping determine what brings them fulfillment. As Megan Newton said, "I am very lucky to get to serve as a mentor for the California Ag Leadership Class 50 Scholarship recipient. This element allows us alumni to connect with students who are new to the industry and provide any insight we have on available opportunities or resources we know of to help with their development. In turn, we get to be inspired by some of the most ambitious future leaders - it is a win-win scenario in my opinion!"

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