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

“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: ________________________________________