California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 7 - Executive Committee Meeting, Galt

September 22-23 - Southern Region Meeting, Mission Bay

September 23 - North Coast Region Meeting, Dixon

October 15 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister

Oct 23-28 - National FFA Convention,Indianapolis, IN

November 3 - Superior Region Meeting, Alturas

November 4 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 15-16 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 17-18 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tenaya Lodge

November 18 - Central Region Meeting, Elk Grove

November 30 - December 2 - Community College Midwinter Institute, Solvang

December 5-9 - NAAE Conference, Nashville

January 4-5 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto

January 11-12 – Winter Governing Board, Galt

January 20 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

February 3 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 24 - Central Region Meeting, Modesto JC

February 24 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 26 - South Coast Region, San Luis Obispo

March 10 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

March 24- North Coast Region Meeting, Kelseyville

April 7 - Southern Region Meeting, Pomona

April 21 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU-Fresno

April 22-25 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Anaheim

April 25-28 - NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Utah

May 5 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 245 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 24 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 24-28 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 28 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

Committees

Secondary & Post Secondary

Student Activities
This committee deals with issues regarding student leadership activities in their respective division. Student conferences, training, and other matters regarding the overall management of student organizations are referred to this committee.

Curriculum
This committee deals with all curriculum revision and adoption issues in the Division. Special curriculum project funding issues are referred to this committee for recommendation to the full Division.

Inservice
The purpose of this committee is to provide input regarding the development and delivery of statewide inservice activities. In addition, the committee reviews previous inservice activities and critiques the effectiveness of the inservice delivery.

Affairs and Relations
This committee deals with organization business issues specific to the Division. Topics might include: agricultural education legislation, program standards, relations with National Professional Organizations, and other issues not specifically assigned to other Division committees.

Operations Division

Nominations, Bylaws and Professional Awards
The mission of this committee is to review the qualifications of candidates running for State CATA Office and approve the submitted application, discuss and recommend proposed changes to the CATA Bylaws, prepare ballot at Summer Conference, and review the criteria and qualifications for Professional Awards within the CATA organization.

Budget and Audit
The committee reviews the proposed annual budget, makes appropriate changes as needed, and sends recommendations regarding the annual budget to the Operations Division meeting.

Membership Services
The mission of this committee is to formulate, evaluate, and recommend to the CATA membership through the Operations Division, policies involving: Classes of Membership, Dues and Conference Fees, Recruitment of Members, Educational Exhibits/Farm and Idea Show, GOLDEN SLATE, and other services to benefit CATA members and their agricultural programs.

Curricular Code
This group of committees is charged with updating and correcting the Curricular Code, which governs all FFA contests. One-third of the contests are reviewed annually by the membership, with provisions to open other contests as needed. The proposed changes are discussed in committee, posted for member review, and voted on at the Operations Division meeting.

Agriculture Issues
This committee deals with concerns facing the agricultural education profession, issues involving fairs and expositions and other youth activities.

Professional Ethics
The goal of the Professional Ethics Committee is to: establish and evaluate the CATA organization's Code of Ethics, mediate and arbitrate unethical situations, and to educate new and continuing CATA members regarding ethical practices within our profession.

Teacher Recruitment
The mission of this committee is to formulate and recommend strategies to recruit prospective agricultural teachers into our profession, and coordinate scholarship fund raising efforts. The committee is also responsible for judging the scholarship applications at Summer Conference and providing the current balance in the scholarship fund.

Tech Prep/Curriculum/Articulation
This committee's mission is to provide information on parallel and independent curriculum projects for Junior High, High School, and Community Colleges. It also provides communication and education regarding Tech Prep developments and provides a mechanism to assist and guide instructors and schools regarding articulation procedures.