California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 19 - Executive Committee Meeting, Teleconference

September 20-21 - Southern Region Meeting, Imperial Valley

September 20-21 - North Coast Region Meeting, Arcata HS

October 13 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister HS

Oct 27-Nov 2 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN

November 6-7 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 9 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 15 - Superior Region Meeting, Auburn/Rocklin Area

November 22-23 - San Joaquin Region Meeting/Roadshow, Tenaya Lodge

November 23 - Central Region Meeting, Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne

December 3-7 - NAAE Conference, Anaheim

December 5-7 - Community College Midwinter Institute, College of the Sequoias, Visalia

January 9-10 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto JC

January 15-17 - CATA Advanced Leadership Conference, Wonder Valley

January 15-17 – Winter Governing Board, Wonder Valley

January 25 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

February 1 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 3-4 - Supervising Teachers Institute, Sacramento

February 22 - Central Region Meeting, El Capitan HS, Merced

February 22 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oak HS,Tulare

February 24 - South Coast Region, San Luis Obispo

March 14 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 21 - North Coast Region Meeting, Analy HS, Sebastopol

March 28 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly, Pomona

April 18 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU, Fresno

April 22-25- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Las Vegas

April 23-26 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Anaheim

May 2 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21-25 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - 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