California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

 

June 23 - Governing Board

September 16-17 - Southern Region Meeting

September 30 - October 1 - North Coast Region Meeting
Superior Region Meeting

October 9 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 26-Oct 29 - National FFA Convention

November 5 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 8-9 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 18-19 - Central Region Meeting

November 18-19 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 27 - December 1 - NAAE Conference, Las Vegas

November 30 - December 3 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 5-6 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 13 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 21 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 29-30 - Supervising Teachers Institute

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

February 11 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

February 25 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 25 - Central Region Meeting

February 27 - South Coast Region Meeting, Atascadero

March 3-4 - UC Davis Field Day

March 16-19 - State FFA Leadership Conference

April 1 - North Coast Region Meeting, Livermore

April 1 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

April 22 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

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

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.