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

“Do The Right Thing”

California FFA Livestock Exhibition Code of Ethics

As a member of the California FFA, I hold these truths to be obvious and self evident in the management and exhibition of my supervised agriculture experience project.

1. This is my project. I deserve and claim all recognition for it. I accept all responsibility for its success or failure.

2. I am a member of the Animal Agriculture Industry. I will conduct and manage my project according to the best ethical practices as prescribed by the animal agriculture industry. I know I am an FFA member, and on a broader scope, I am a producer and steward of the animal agriculture industry.

3. The FFA is my organization. I accept and will follow the stated rules of the fair that I exhibit at, of the FFA organization, and of my school. I understand the intent and the spirit of the rules and pledge that I will commit myself to following them.

4. I believe cheating in my livestock project is wrong and I will support this belief by the following statements:

a. It is wrong because any cheating is wrong – any social consensus ethic would have a strong prohibition against cheating in any area.

b. It is wrong because cheating violates the very nature and purpose of livestock showing relative to agriculture.

c. It is wrong because cheating in this area radically conflicts with emerging social consensus regarding ethical principals for the treatment of animals used by humans.

d. It is also imprudent, i.e. it is likely to lead to some extremely negative consequences for agriculture and for shows.

5. Good animal husbandry, sportsmanship, leadership, and honesty, will be the greatest measure of my SAE.

Signature: ________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________