California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar


July 9 - Governing Board

September 18 - Southern Region Meeting

September 25 - North Coast Region Meeting

October 10 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 27-Oct 30 - National FFA Convention

November 4-5 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 6 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 12 - Superior Region

November 20 - Central Region Meeting

November 20 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 30 - December 4 - NAAE Conference, New Orleans

December 2-4 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 6-7 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 14 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 22 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 31 - February 1 - Supervising Teachers Institute

February 5 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 12 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

February 26 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oaks HS, Tulare

February 26 - Central Region Meeting, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento

February 28 - South Coast Region Meeting, San Luis Obispo HS, SLO

February 28 - North Coast Region Meeting, Ferndale Fairgrounds

March 4-5 - UC Davis Field Day

March 12 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 26-29 - State FFA Leadership Conference

March 2 CRC Field Day-

April 9 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

April 25-27- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Washington

May 7 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19-23 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 23 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

2021-2022 Leadership Opportunities

CATA State Treasurer (5 year commitment)

To apply for a State Officer position, the applicant must:

1. Be an active CATA member.
2. Have served on Governing Board either as a Regional President, Division Chair, or Division Chair-Elect.
3. Be a teacher of agriculture.

CATA State Treasurer duties include the following:

1. Attend Executive Committee Meeting in August.
2. Take responsibility for insuring that every elected officer in CATA has paid dues by their first regional meeting.
3. Attend Winter Governing Board Meeting in January.
4. Attend Pre-Conference Governing Board Meeting in June.
5. Coordinate with the Executive Director in preparing the proposed annual budget.
6. Attend the CATA Operations Division Budget and Audit Committee Meetings.
7. Coordinate and assist in the dues collection process at Conference.
8. Continue in development of dues incentive programs and membership services.

Operations Secretary (4 year commitment) – Chair of the following committees:
Curricular Code
This group of committees is charged with updating and correcting the Curricular Code, which governs all FFA contests.  One-third of the contests are reviewed annually by the membership, with provisions to open other contests as needed.  The proposed changes are discussed in committee, posted for member review, and voted on at the Operations Division meeting.

Teacher Recruitment
The mission of this committee is to formulate and recommend strategies to recruit prospective agricultural teachers into our profession, and coordinate scholarship fund raising efforts.  The committee is also responsible for judging the scholarship applications at summer conference and providing the current balance in the scholarship fund.

Secondary Secretary (4 year commitment) – Chair of the following committee:
This committee deals with all curriculum revision and adoption issues in the Division.  Special curriculum project funding issues are referred to this committee for recommendation to the full Division.

Post Secondary Secretary (3 year commitment)