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 2013


Glen Casey

Carlsbad High School, 1967-1970 – El Cajon Valley High School 1970-1972 – El Capitan High School, 1972-1982 – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 1982-2011 – Oklahoma State, 1985-1986

Teacher of Excellence
Distinguished Service Award
Honorary American Degree

Glen Casey served the agricultural education profession for 44 years, with 29 years of that service in the Agricultural Education Department at Cal Poly, SLO.  Glen served the Southern Region CATA as a regional officer during his high school teacher tenure, and literally built the El Capitan High Ag Program from the ground up from 1971 through 1982.  At Cal Poly, Glen served as the Ag Education Department Chair from 1988 through 2002, and later served as the associate dean for the College of Education at Cal Poly.  As a teacher educator, Glen supervised over 75 successful student teachers, and chaired over 60 Master of Science committees.  During his tenure at Cal Poly, Glen played a leading role in the coordination and planning of State FFA Judging Finals, as well as the CATA Annual Summer Conference and Skills Week.



Bill Loveridge

Anderson High School, 1978-1985 – Shasta College, 1982-1985 - Loyalton High School, 1985-2010 – Asian Christian School of Ministry, 2011

CATA President 1992-1993
Teacher of Excellence
Honorary American Degree
Outstanding Teacher

Bill Loveridge taught ag education for 33 years, the first seven at Anderson High and the remainder at Loyalton High, where he built a program that was well recognized statewide for excellence.  He was extremely active in CATA, serving on various committees and task forces that greatly impacted the ag ed profession, and served as a State CATA Officer as well.  Besides his leadership in the ag education profession, Bill was active in many industry and community organizations including nine trips to the Philippines working with the Asian Christian School of Ministry.  He also served on the Board of Directors for the California FFA Foundation during his teaching tenure, and continued to serve on the Board for several years after his retirement.