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

CATA Hall of Fame - Class of 2007

Alfred DeRose, Jr.

Cal Poly, SLO 1963-1968, Atascadero HS 1968-2004

Teacher of Excellence

Al DeRose started and developed the Atascadero High School Agriculture program, which grew during his 36 year tenure into a powerhouse program that garnered state and national honors in several areas. Al coached 17 State Champion judging teams, seven of which went on to win National Champion recognition. In addition, his students were very active in fairs and shows throughout California, garnering several champions at county and state levels. He was recognized as the San Luis Obispo County Teacher of the Year and served two terms as Chair of the FFA Board of Directors.


Bill King

UC Davis 1957-1964, Petaluma HS 1966-2005, Santa Rosa JC 1981-2003

Teacher of Excellence

Bill King taught agricultural mechanics at Petaluma High School for 40 years, helping shape the employability and life skills for countless students who are now gainfully employed throughout California. His focus on integrating real life applications to the curriculum offered in his courses earned him the respect of his peers, numerous State FFA championships, tremendous support from businesses and employers, and the everlasting gratitude from the community he served. Bill served as Regional CATA President for the North Coast.