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 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.