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 2015

Ken Harris

Hughson High School, 1964-1981, CATA Executive Director 1981-1992,
San Joaquin Region Supervisor 1992-2011

Teacher of Excellence
Honorary American Degree
CATA Founders Award 1993

Ken Harris began his teaching career in Hughson in 1964. After 17 years, he was selected as the first CATA executive director. In Sacramento, Ken initiated legislation that led to the establishment of Agricultural Education Standards. Following the adoption of these standards, Ken helped to establish a funding source for agriculture programs. His efforts led to $3 million being set aside for agriculture programs meeting the standards. To date, over $120 million have gone into agriculture programs. After spending 11 years in Sacramento, Ken became the supervisor for the San Joaquin Region. Ken annually mentored over 150 teachers and 18,000 students, as well as two national and 31 state officers; he also served on the National Proficiency Committee. In Washington D.C., Ken was an advocate for a national incentive grant program. Upon his retirement, Ken had been engaged in agricultural education for 47 years, all of which were to promote opportunities to enhance the quality of agricultural education.