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 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.