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

2017 Curricular Code Changes

The following contests will be up for review this year:

Agriscience Fair Best Informed Greenhand * Citrus *
Creed Recitation Dairy Cattle Judging * Farm Power and Machinery *
Forestry Fruit Tree Judging Impromptu Public Speaking *
Livestock Judging Parliamentary Procedure and Debate
Poultry Judging *
Program of Activities * Scrapbook *  
Food Science & Technology
(Trial Contest)

Marketing (Cooperative)
>Co-Ops 101
>Cooperatives in Agribusiness

*No requests to open contest.  

Requests received to open the following contests:
Agricultural Mechanics Extemporaneous Public Speaking Grapevine Pruning
Veterinary Science Agricultural Welding AET - Farm Record Book
Farm Business Management
General Rules Light Horse Judging

CATA Curricular Code

If you want to make any changes to the existing contest, you must adhere to the following format:
1. All changes must be in to the CATA Executive Director's Office by June 1.
2. Changes must be submitted on the Curricular Code Change Proposal template and emailed to
3. It is the contest chair's responsibility to ensure that the proposed Curricular Code changes do not conflict with General Rules, if so, then a request to open General Rules must be made.
4. All electronically submitted changes will be posted on the website at

*Only those changes submitted by June 1, will be allowed to be made to the contest. No other changes allowed.

2017 Curricular Code Committee Meetings

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Curricular Code General Meeting for Contest Chairs at 2:45

Round One - 3:00 - 3:50
Agricultural Welding (if opened)
Agriscience Fair
Farm Business Management (if opened)
Food Science & Technology
Fruit Tree Judging
Grapevine Pruning (if opened)
Livestock Judging
Parliamentary Procedure and Debate

Round Two - 4:00 - 4:50
AET - Farm Record Book (if opened)
Agricultual Mechanics (if opened)
Creed Recitation
Extemporaneious Public Speaking (if opened)
General Rules (if opened)
LIght Horse Judging (if opened)
Marketing (Cooperative)
Veterinary Science (if opened)