California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar


June 23 - Governing Board

September 16-17 - Southern Region Meeting

September 30 - October 1 - North Coast Region Meeting
Superior Region Meeting

October 9 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 26-Oct 29 - National FFA Convention

November 5 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 8-9 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 18-19 - Central Region Meeting

November 18-19 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 27 - December 1 - NAAE Conference, Las Vegas

November 30 - December 3 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 5-6 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 13 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 21 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 29-30 - Supervising Teachers Institute

February 4 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 11 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

February 25 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 25 - Central Region Meeting

February 27 - South Coast Region Meeting, Atascadero

March 3-4 - UC Davis Field Day

March 16-19 - State FFA Leadership Conference

April 1 - North Coast Region Meeting, Livermore

April 1 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

April 22 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

May 6 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25-29 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 29 - 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.