California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 19 - Executive Committee Meeting, Teleconference

September 20-21 - Southern Region Meeting, Imperial Valley

September 20-21 - North Coast Region Meeting, Arcata HS

October 13 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister HS

Oct 27-Nov 2 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN

November 6-7 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 9 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 15 - Superior Region Meeting, Auburn/Rocklin Area

November 22-23 - San Joaquin Region Meeting/Roadshow, Tenaya Lodge

November 23 - Central Region Meeting, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne

December 3-7 - NAAE Conference, Anaheim

December 5-7 - Community College Midwinter Institute, College of the Sequoias, Visalia

January 9-10 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto JC

January 15-17 - CATA Advanced Leadership Conference, Wonder Valley

January 15-17 – Winter Governing Board, Wonder Valley

January 25 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

February 1 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 3-4 - Supervising Teachers Institute, Sacramento

February 22 - Central Region Meeting, El Capitan HS, Merced

February 22 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oak HS,Tulare

February 24 - South Coast Region, San Luis Obispo

March 14 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 21 - North Coast Region Meeting, Analy HS, Sebastopol

March 28 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly, Pomona

April 18 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU, Fresno

April 22-25- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Las Vegas

April 23-26 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Anaheim

May 2 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21-25 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - 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.