California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 4 - Executive Committee Meeting, Galt

September 23-24 - Southern Region Meeting, Palm Springs

September 24 - North Coast Region Meeting, Fort Bragg

October 9 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister

Oct 19-22 - National FFA Convention,Indianapolis, IN

November 4-5 - Superior Region Meeting, Petaluma

November 5 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 16-17 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 18-19 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tenaya Lodge

November 19 - Central Region Meeting, Lake Tahoe

November 30 - December 3 - NAAE Conference, Las Vegas, NV

December 1-3 - Community College Midwinter Institute, Santa Rosa

December 7-9 - Advanced Leadership Institute

January 5-6 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto

January 12-13 – Winter Governing Board, Galt

January 21 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 30-31 - Mentoring Conference

February 4 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 25 - Central Region Meeting, Modesto JC

February 25 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 27 - South Coast Region, TBD

March 11 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

March 25- North Coast Region Meeting, Humboldt

April 8 - Southern Region Meeting, Pomona

April 22 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU-Fresno

April 22-25 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Fresno

April 25-28 - NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Sheridan, Wyoming

May 6 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25-29 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 29 - 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)