California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

July 29 - Executive Committee Meeting

August 11 - Governing Board

September 18-19 - Southern Region Meeting

September 25 - North Coast Region Meeting

October 11 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 28-Oct 31 - National FFA Convention

November 5-6 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 7 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 21 - Central Region Meeting

November 21 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

December 1-5 - NAAE Conference, Nashville, TN

December 15 - Superior Region Meeting

December 4 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 7-8 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 17-18 - CATA Advanced Leadership Conference, Wonder Valley

January 17-18 – Winter Governing Board, Wonder Valley

January 23 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

February 1-2 - Supervising Teachers Institute

February 6 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 19-20 - North Coast Region Meeting, Arcata HS

February 20 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oak HS,Tulare

February 22 - South Coast Region Meeting, Cuesta College, SLO

February 27 - Southern Regin Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

February 27 - Central Region Meeting

March 13 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 20-23 - State FFA Leadership Conference

April 17 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU, Fresno

April 20-23- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Bozeman, Montana

May 1 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 20 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 20 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 20-24 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 24 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

Conference 2021 - Virtual Conference Program


Matt Patton
Executive Director of CATA and Conference Coordinator
Rosemary Cummings
President, California Agricultural Teachers' Association
Jessica Cardoso
Chair, Secondary Division
Leimone Waite
Chair, Post Secondary Division
Stephanie Goeb
Chair, Operations Division
Chuck Parker
State Supervisor, Agricultural Education, California Department of Education

SUBJECT: CATA Summer Conference

Time is running out to register for Summer Conference, the virtual conference is being held the week of June 21, 2021.

Conference registration MUST be submitted online. You can submit everything electronically by following the procedures outlined on our online registration. Once you have input your information, the final page will contain a receipt number, please print a copy of this page for your records and for your district. You will also receive an email confirmation confirming that you are registered.

CATA Idea Show - Great News!!  The CATA Idea Show is back virtually again this year!  The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 17th.  Please take a few minutes to submit your great idea! The instructions are simple and the link to the submission form is below.

Steps to Submit a Virtual Idea!

Step #1 Identify Your Idea and Gather Your  Resources

1. Be prepared to upload documentation to the Google Form. Have a worksheet that goes with your storyline, or directions for that awesome team challenge you do on an officer retreat? Maybe it's a picture of your farm or project plans? It can even be a simple explanation of a process or thing you do at your site on a Word document. Share your resources that compliment your idea submission.
 2. If your resources are being shared from your Google Drive, please be sure they are “view only” so no one can change your files.

Step #2 Complete the Idea Show Google Form CATA Virtual Idea Show Form, Now you are entered! Please check back during the week of Conference for instruction on how to vote for your favorite ideas in each category. Cash prizes will be awarded to each of the winners. Thanks for sharing!


  • Summer Conference 1 CEU:  - $90 (To receive credit you must attend your regional meeting and two professional development sessions.) 

Additional details will be posted once they are available.

Social Activities

  • Sunday, June 20 - Thursday, June 24 - CATA Virtual 5K
    For those of you who are ready to Zoom into a new decade on foot, please see the 2021 CATA Virtual 5K flyer. This includes important information such as:
    • Rules for the race
    • How to record your results the week of the race
    • Please address any inquiries regarding the 5K to Erin Gorter at

  • Tuesday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. - Out of the Box Wine Tasting with Jessica and Krista
    Put your wine snob aside and join us as we explore wine in a box, wine in a can and some porch pounders for some easy, refreshing summer drink options. Want to purchase in advance here are some suggestions, bota box & stella rosa (can be found at your local grocery stores) and the wine cube (target). 

  • Tuesday, June 22 at 7:45 a.m. - Zumba
    Grab your water bottle, sweat towel, workout clothes, and start your day by getting endorphins flowing with a fun fitness class for all levels! Connect your streaming devices to the loudest and largest device so you can to get the best workout experience. Healthy lifestyles is a category in our department program of activities so let’s be the example our students need to follow! FFA Zumba Meetings are taking popping up all over the state. See what it’s all about in this “work”out!

  • Wednesday, June 23 at 7:30 a.m. - Prayer Breakfast
    Over the last year, many of us have felt challenged, isolated, and drained in ways we have not experienced before. Having hope and faith in something much larger than a pandemic brings a sense of peace and hope! Join fellow ag teachers from across the state as we sing, listen to a powerful life testimony, and re-focus our efforts towards something eternal as we share together. We hope you leave this time encouraged and feeling like your purpose is more defined!

  • Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. - "Unofficial" CATA Hack 'n Blast

More Information

CATA Membership Application Form (PDF)

Online Registration

CATA Conference Registration Form (PDF) - For your district use only.

2021-2022 CATA Leadership Opportunities

Conference Schedule (condensed draft version) Final Conference Program (PDF)