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

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