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 2014


Del Petersen

Santa Maria High School, 1966-2005, Allan Hancock Junior College, 1971-1973

Teacher of Excellence
Honorary American Degree

Del Petersen began his teaching career in Santa Maria as an addition to a two-person department, and he remained there for 39 years.   After he became department chair of the program, it grew considerably – eventually becoming a five-person program with over 550 students involved.  His early adoption and use of computer technology in the program resulted in the first computer aided instructional lab in the state.  He was active in CATA, where he served as a sectional and regional officer, as well as serving on statewide committees at Cow Palace and State Fair.  He also inspired many students to pursue careers in agricultural education, with 15 former students receiving credentials to teach ag ed.  Under his guidance, the Santa Maria program was recognized as the Western Region Outstanding Agriculture Program in 1988.

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