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

Coporate Members

We encourage your patronage of our Corporate Members, as they have shown a commitment to supporting agricultural education in California. If you are aware of any others who may be interested in this type of membership, contact CATA at (209) 744-1614 or so we may send pertinent information.
Janet Schneider (800) 236-7862
Flexible, affordable, comprehensive, online agriculture curriculum, since 1994.
Agra Tech, Inc.
Jim Bergantz (925) 432-3399
Greenhouse manufacturer and accessories distributor.
Agricultural Council of California
Jennifer Johnson (916) 443-4887
Ag Council is a member supported organization advocating for over 15,000 farmers in California.
Shannon Barnett (559) 226-0405
Alltech's natural animal nutrition and health products are reducing environmental impact, replacing traditional additives, and making producers more competitive.
Alum-Line, Inc.
Gary Gooder (563) 547-3247
Building custom aluminum products, including poppers, trailers, trauck beds, and bodies, for over 30 years.
Ariaz Boer Goats
Pat Ariaz (209) 852-9606
Since 1996 - Boaer Goats for 4H and FFA projects and breeding.
Associated Feed & Supply
Chris Lascano (800) 540-3333
The leaders in quality feed manufacturing and service.
Ballesteros Family Insurance Services, Inc.
Bill or Doria Ballesteros (805) 772-9400
Financial solutions and career planning for school employees.
Sonda Sibole (209) 613-8496
Feed manufacturing, all livestock, Final Drive & Sun Glo Show feeds.
Barefoot Athletics  
Olivia Oritz (254) 918-0511 Ext 174
Screen printing apparel company.
California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association (CACASA)  
CACASA is a voluntary association of county government officials serving the public as agricultural and consumer protection regulators.
Cal Ag Jobs
Shannon Douglas (800) 380-8328
Job promotion and recruitment services for California agriculture.
California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA)
Ruthann Anderson (916) 928-1625 ext 202
A professional organization of pest control advisers (PCA's).
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom  
Judy Culbertson (916) 561-5625
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is dedicated to helping students and teachers across our great state to gain an understanding of how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to make our society and our world function.
California Forest Products Commission
Shaney Emerson (530) 823-2363
The California Forest Products Commission strives to enhance the public's understanding of the benefits of forestry and forest products in California.
California Pork Producers Association
Erica Sanko (916) 447-8950
Nonprofit organization representing Pork Producers.
California Poultry Federation
Art Razo (209) 576-6355
Nonprofit trade organization formed in 1990, the CPF represents all segments of the industry including growers, hatchers, breeders, and processors.
California State University, Chico - College of Agriculture
Ashley Person (530) 898-4262
Programs available in Ag Business, Ag Science and Education, Animal Science, Plant Science, and Land Stewardship, plus a special major in Ag Communications.
California State University, Monterey Bay School of Business
Brad Barbeau (831) 582-4288
Four year university school of business.
Cal Poly Pomona - College of Agriculture
Rhonda Ostrowski (909) 869-3718
Cargill Animal Nutrition
Andrea Rehrman (209) 234-4447
Manufacturer of livestock and pet foods.
Cengage Learning/Delmar  
Shalini Ignatenkov (513) 229-1597
Cengage Learning/Delmar is the premiere publisher of agricultural textbooks.
CEV Multimedia
Al DeRose (805) 610-6765
CEV Multimedia, founded in 1984, is on the forefront of creating innovative career & technical education curriculum delivered in multimedia formats and online platforms to meet the needs of today's classroom and student.
Conley's Greenhouse Mfg. & Sales
Alicia Conley (909) 627-0987
Greenhouse manufacturer, been in business since 1946, producing high-quality products for your agriculture needs.
Cornell University
Pamela Tan (607) 255-2036
Admissions Office for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Food and Agriculture
Veterinary Medical Officer (916) 654-1447
Animal health and food safety services.
DMI International, LLC
David Myers (408) 778-5425x
Interactive science, audio visual, interactive response systems, furniture, laboratory design & installation.  
Donkey Sports, Inc.
Bruce Wick (800) 497-3912
Provide donkeys for donkey basketball fundraiser.
Farmers Warehouse
Jay Gilbert
Jim Brem
(800) 400-6377
Wholesale distributor of feed and seed.
Flora Fresh, Inc.
Allan Nishita (916) 927-9767
Wholesale florist.
The Forest Foundation
Nitta Lindsey (866) 241-TREE
The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides free natural resource/forestry education programs and materials to California teachers and students.
Forestry Institute for Teachers
Stacey Dodge (888) 348-7765
The Forestry Institute for Teachers is a nationally recognized standards-based science program.
Gateway Fund Raising Service
Joanne Elgaaen
Mark St. Martin
(800) 642-0217
Fund raising opportunities specializing in food products.
Gateway Fund Raising Service
Alvin Yamashiro (909) 625-2887
Fund Raising - Nutritional items, frozen products, seasonal catalogs, meat sticks & jerky, chocolate, hard candy, etc.
Generation X Farms
Allan Rios (209) 617-7987
Gen X Farms is a 350 sow operation specializing in showpigs for county, state and national shows.
Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Theresa Thompson (866) 871-8502
Peter Martinovich (800) 673-4993
Manufacturer of water soluble fertilizers, micronutrients, hydroponic and organic fertilizers.
Green Tree Nursery
Patty Chesney (209) 874-9100
Green Tree Nursery is proud to help CAFFA with a mult-buded fruit cocktail tree fundraiser!
Hawkeye Showpigs
Kurt Hartmann (641) 425-5115
Top quality showpigs for FFA and 4-H members.
Humboldt State University
Lisa Perry (707) 826-3273
A California State University providing excellent educational opportunities including nationally recognized programs in Natural Resources & Sciences.
International Agri-Center
Kerissa Chapman (559) 688-1030
International Agri-Center creates and develops facilities that encourage agricultural and community activities and events.  It is home of the World Ag Expo, California Antique Farm Show, anad Ag Ventures! Learning Center.
International Greenhouse Company
Ben George (888) 281-9337
School greenhouses and greenhouse supplies.
Iowa State University - College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Josh Tenney (515) 294-2138
Iowa State University provides online courses and programs within the fields of agriculture and life sciences - undergraduate and graduate credits available.
John Deere Company
Dean Meier
Myron Hallauer
Continue to lead the way in the agricultural industry. John Deere is committed to training the youth of America and provide the skills necessary to enhance their success. (913) 310-8244
Ketcham's Sheep Equipment
Katie Chambers (618) 656-5388
Quality livestock equipment manufactured in the United States.
King Feeds - L.A. Hearne Co.
Larry Uelk (800) 243-7346
California's finest animal foods.
Klein Educational Systems  
Chuck Klein (800) 698-3249
Klein Educational Systems provides training solutions in a variety of curriculum areas that are designed to meet the needs of students in our rapidly changing, technology driven world.
McConkey Co.
Jennifer Chambers (800) 426-8124
McConkey is your complete source for horticultural supplies, greenhouse structures, coverings, components, irrigation systems and equipment.
Melior, Inc. aka Today's Class
Peggy Albano (205) 298-8309
Online interactive textbook with learning management system.
Morrison School of Agribusiness
Karen Rodriguez (408) 727-5266
The Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W.P. Carey School of Business addresses global food and agribusiness issues, preparing undergraduate and doctoral students for careers in the public sector, the private sector, and academia.
Jesse Odom (800) 558-9595
Largest selection of agricultural science supplies.
National Carport
Greg Jones (775) 787-8845
All Steel DSA approved shelters and barns
Network for a Healthy California/California Department of Public Health
Katharina Streng (916) 449-5371
The Harvest of the Month Program provides materials and resources to supply healthy food choices through increased access and consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as encourage daily physical activity.
New York Life
James H. Berry (949) 797-2464
Educational approach to retirement, education, and insurance planning focused on individual goals.
NorCal Society of American Foresters
Heather Morrison (530) 288-3531 or (800) 738-8733
Non-profit group which sponsors an Environmental Education forestry program for teachers in California called "FIT."
Nutrients for Life Foundation  
Rick Phillips (208) 235-5685
Crop nutrient/soil health education
O.H. Kruse Grain & Milling
Dave Spaulding (877) 455-6313
Quality feed business that has been around for over 70 years.
Orville Studley's LLC  
Gregory Thompson or Jeff Thompson (866( 322-2296
Featuring All-American products from Orville Studley's Private Reserve
Pacific Ag Commodities Corporation
Christopher S. Cota (916) 419-8590
Pacific Ag Commodities Corporation is an international merchandiser of agricultural products, both organic and conventional for their wholesale and government customer base.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company  
Dean Kunesh (415) 238-9934
Utility Company
Pacific STIHL
Jerry Swacker (559) 651-5628
Chain saw and outdoor power equipment manufacturer
Paula Maita & Company
Paula Maita (916) 685-9480
Executive gifts, promotional products, laser engraving, screen printing, awards, plaques, T-shirts etc.
Pearson Ed - Prentice Hall
Carolyn Anderson (800) 528-3828
Publishes market-leading textbooks supported by outstanding resources in print and technology.
Peterson CAT  
Ted Fleming (510) 618-2908
Northern California Caterpillar dealership
Project Learning Tree
Kay Antunez (916) 653-7958
State of the art environmental education curriculum and professional development.
Purina Animal Nutrition  
Bill Shine  
Manufacturer of animal feed
Quail Valley Farms, Inc.
Carol Vandell (541) 690-1331
Fresh boxed fruit to serve your fundraising needs.
Paul Fabares (800) 824-9939
Training modules in agriscience
Anne Brennan (800) 262-3806
Realityworks, Inc. offers educational products that use engaging, hands-on learning aids and interactive technology to bring agriculture lessons to life.
San Joaquin Delta College
Larry Paulsen (209) 954-5506
Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Program - Associate Science Degree
San Luis Video Publishing
Joe Clokey (805) 528-8322
Provide a wide selection of agricultural and horticultural educational materials: VHS, DVD, CD-Rom.
Heather Johnson (916) 548-8775
Sargent Welch, the single source for your science lab equipment and industry leader in physics.
Sequoia Floria Int'l
Haley Sayre (707) 525-0780 Ext. 100
Wholesale fresh flower and floral supply vendor
Small Town Genetics LLC
James Backman (209) 620-4106
Showpig, seedstock, and semen business
Southland Instruments, Inc.
Edward Mascio (714) 893-5997
Precision Optics - sales and service.
Tulare County Farm Bureau
Tricia Stever Blattler (559) 732-8301
Tulare County Farm Bureau is a non-profit membership association advocating for farmers, ranchers, and those engaged in agricultural occupations.
UC Davis, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Korie Robinson (530) 752-4369
Outreach and recruitment for undergraduate academic program in CAES.
Veterinary Service, Inc.
John Scheuber (209) 541-4092
Western region animal health and ag supply distributor.
Zenith Agribusiness Solutions
Kimberly Naffziger (559) 449-4744
The Zenith is a team of workers' compensation professionals who constantly strive to provide outstanding services and resources to their policyholders and agents.