California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

 

July 9 - Governing Board

September 18 - Southern Region Meeting

September 25 - North Coast Region Meeting

October 10 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 27-Oct 30 - National FFA Convention

November 4-5 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 6 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 12 - Superior Region

November 20 - Central Region Meeting

November 20 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 30 - December 4 - NAAE Conference, New Orleans

December 2-4 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 6-7 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 14 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 22 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 31 - February 1 - Supervising Teachers Institute

February 5 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 12 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

February 26 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oaks HS, Tulare

February 26 - Central Region Meeting, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento

February 28 - South Coast Region Meeting, San Luis Obispo HS, SLO

February 28 - North Coast Region Meeting, Ferndale Fairgrounds

March 4-5 - UC Davis Field Day

March 12 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 26-29 - State FFA Leadership Conference

March 2 CRC Field Day-

April 9 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

April 25-27- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Washington

May 7 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19-23 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 23 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

CATA Hall of Fame - Class of 2006

James W. Bailey

University of Missouri 1949; Cal Poly Pomona1956; Cal Poly SLO 1962; Hanford HS 1957; Fullerton HS 1958; Sunny Hills HS 1959 – 1984; Fullerton CC 1965 – 1974; Cal Poly Pomona 1979 – 1982

Teacher of Excellence

James has been an agriculture educator to thousands of student throughout Orange County . Through his hard work and effort he established a premier program at Sunny Hills HS, and served as a district coordinator overseeing five high school ag programs, developing district wide curriculum, overseeing funding and special projects, and mentoring other agriculture teachers. After retiring James mission became the construction of what is now know as Centennial Farms a hands on learning center. Every year over 50,000 elementary school children tour this farm and are taught the importance of agriculture in their lives.

 

Keith Smith

Cal Poly SLO 1957; Cal Poly SLO 1963; Washington Union HS 1958 – 1960; Placerville HS 1960 – 1972; Central Region Supervisor 1974 – 1976; South Coast Region Supervisor 1976 -1978; Cal Poly SLO 1978 – 1983; North Coast Region Supervisor 1986 – 1992

Keith’s stellar 33 year career included 14 years as a high school agriculture teacher, regional supervisor for three different regions and working as a teacher educator. He took an active part in fostering agriculture education and placed considerable effort in assisting students with learning difficulties or handicaps his goal was to serve all students. Keith served as the Director of the Mexico Agriculture Education Program while at Cal Poly SLO, and participated in the “Save our Bureau” efforts.