Ag Instructors

AG Teachers/ FFA Advisors

Lindsay Swickard

Ms. Swickard teaches Ag Biology, Vet Science, and Welding. It is her fifth year of teaching at Chico High School and she used to teach at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. She quickly became part of our Panther Family and hopped right into the flow of things and helps us complete all events, meetings, activities and more. She coaches the Veterinary Science CDE teams. Along with that she also coaches the LDE Job Interview. She is the steer, dairy cattle, and Hog project leader, and she motivates her students to try hard and get involved in our chapter. With her optimism, our chapter is able to complete anything we set our minds to and have her support through it all!


Ronnie Cockrell

Mr. Cockrell teaches all of the Ag Welding classes at Chico High and has been teaching for 13 years here. He teaches Welding 1, Welding 2 and Advanced Welding classes and gives students the chance to get jobs after high school. He is able to give them business, welding, time management, and life skills through his classes. He is very much admired by his students, Chico High Staff, and the community. He supervises the FFA Henshaw Farm. With his get-it-done attitude, he helps the chapter accomplish many events and does a lot of the hard, behind the scenes work. He coaches the Ag Welding CDE team.


Elva Anderson

Mrs. Anderson teaches Ag Chemistry, Horticulture, Advanced Horticulture and Advanced Interdisciplinary Ag Science. This is her fifth year teaching at Chico High School, previously she taught at River Valley High School in Yuba City. She has been very helpful in implementing her many ideas and getting down to work with her positive attitude. She coaches the Agronomy Team for the CDE competitions. She is the small animal and goat project leader. She also will be coaching the LDE contests Creed, Impromptu, and Extemporaneous.


Kayla Hall

Ms. Hall teaches Floral Design, Advanced Floral Design and Ag Leadership. It is her fourth year teaching Ag and her 2nd year at Chico High. She previously taught at Durham High School after student teaching in Norman, Oklahoma. She is a Chico High Alum and is very excited to be back and a part of the panther family once again. She coaches the floral team, job interview and prepared public speaking and is the lamb and hog project leader. She encourages her students to work hard and pursue their dreams! She also will be coaching the LDE contest Prepared Public Speaking.


Chico FFA Supporting Staff


Carol has been a Campus Supervisor, and an avid supporter of Chico FFA for 13 years. Funny fact, she graduated as a Viking in Santa Rosa in 1980 however Panther pride runs deep in her now. While this was not her first job, it has brought her the most satisfaction and joy working with students and groups such as FFA. She loves water skiing and would never turn down a piece of chocolate!