California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar


July 9 - Governing Board

September 18 - Southern Region Meeting

September 25 - North Coast Region Meeting

October 10 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 27-Oct 30 - National FFA Convention

November 4-5 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 6 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 12 - Superior Region

November 20 - Central Region Meeting

November 20 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 30 - December 4 - NAAE Conference, New Orleans

December 2-4 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 6-7 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 14 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 22 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 31 - February 1 - Supervising Teachers Institute

February 5 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 12 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

February 26 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oaks HS, Tulare

February 26 - Central Region Meeting, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento

February 28 - South Coast Region Meeting, San Luis Obispo HS, SLO

February 28 - North Coast Region Meeting, Ferndale Fairgrounds

March 4-5 - UC Davis Field Day

March 12 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 26-29 - State FFA Leadership Conference

March 2 CRC Field Day-

April 9 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

April 25-27- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Washington

May 7 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19-23 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 23 - 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.