California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 4 - Executive Committee Meeting, Galt

September 23-24 - Southern Region Meeting, Palm Springs

September 24 - North Coast Region Meeting, Fort Bragg

October 9 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister

Oct 19-22 - National FFA Convention,Indianapolis, IN

November 4-5 - Superior Region Meeting, Petaluma

November 5 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 16-17 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 18-19 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tenaya Lodge

November 19 - Central Region Meeting, Lake Tahoe

November 30 - December 3 - NAAE Conference, Las Vegas, NV

December 1-3 - Community College Midwinter Institute, Santa Rosa

December 7-9 - Advanced Leadership Institute

January 5-6 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto

January 12-13 – Winter Governing Board, Galt

January 21 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 30-31 - Mentoring Conference

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

February 25 - Central Region Meeting, Modesto JC

February 25 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 27 - South Coast Region, TBD

March 11 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

March 25- North Coast Region Meeting, Humboldt

April 8 - Southern Region Meeting, Pomona

April 22 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU-Fresno

April 22-25 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Fresno

April 25-28 - NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Sheridan, Wyoming

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

Involvement and Leadership

How to become involved in the California Agricultural Teachers’ Association: Become an active member by paying your association dues at the annual conference. Attend sectional and regional meetings, inservices, and professional workshops.

How to become an officer in CATA: This starts at the sectional level. Even first year teachers can be elected into these offices. Officers rotate up through the chairs to provide consistency within the officer teams. In order to run for state office, an Ag teacher must have completed the rotation through the regional officer positions or held a chairmanship at the state level.

How to apply for professional awards: This involves being nominated by your peers, usually at the sectional level. The region then votes on a regional winner. However, others who meet the award criteria are welcome to apply. The applications for the following awards are found in the Leadership Handbook that the state, division, and regional officers are given and on CATA's website. Leadership Handbooks can also be purchased from the CATA office.

CATA Awards: Due February 15th

Agriscience Teacher of the Year
Outstanding Post Secondary Program
Outstanding Secondary Program
Outstanding Teacher - Don Wilson Memorial
Outstanding Young Member
Teacher of Excellence
Teacher Mentor
NAAE Awards - state winners’ applications submitted to nationals