California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 4 - Executive Committee Meeting, Galt

September 23-24 - Southern Region Meeting, Palm Springs

September 24 - North Coast Region Meeting, Fort Bragg

October 9 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister

Oct 19-22 - National FFA Convention,Indianapolis, IN

November 4-5 - Superior Region Meeting, Petaluma

November 5 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 16-17 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 18-19 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tenaya Lodge

November 19 - Central Region Meeting, Lake Tahoe

November 30 - December 3 - NAAE Conference, Las Vegas, NV

December 1-3 - Community College Midwinter Institute, Santa Rosa

December 7-9 - Advanced Leadership Institute

January 5-6 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto

January 12-13 – Winter Governing Board, Galt

January 21 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 30-31 - Mentoring Conference

February 4 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 25 - Central Region Meeting, Modesto JC

February 25 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 27 - South Coast Region, TBD

March 11 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

March 25- North Coast Region Meeting, Humboldt

April 8 - Southern Region Meeting, Pomona

April 22 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU-Fresno

April 22-25 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Fresno

April 25-28 - NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Sheridan, Wyoming

May 6 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25-29 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 29 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

Meet the CATA Officers


Officer School Email
Dave Gossman, President Atwater High School
Robin Grundmeyer, President Elect Norco High School
Clay Freeman, Secretary Foothill High School
Erin Gorter, Treasurer Templeton High District/Cal Poly SLO
Ralph Mendes, Past President Kern High School District
Jim Aschwanden Executive Director
Kerry Stockton Executive Assistant
George Sellu, Post Secondary Division Chair Santa Rosa Junior Collegte
Troy Gravatt, Post Secondary Division Chair-Elect Modesto Junior College
Chris McCraw, Post Secondary Division Secretary Bakersfield College
John Williams, Operations Division Chair Madera South High School
Judy Aschwanden, Operations Division Chair-Elect St. Helena High School
Nicole Ray, Operations Division Vice Chair Exeter High School
Travis Cardoso, Operations Division Secretary Hughson High School
Matt Patton, Secondary Division Chair Elk Grove High School
Lindsay Devuars, Secondary Division Chair-Elect Highland High School
Julie Beechinor, Secondary Division Vice Chair Frontier High School
Sarah Herdell, Secondary Division Secretary St. Helena High School
Aaron Nering, Southern Region President Perris High School
Kevin Woodard, San Joaquin Region President Reedley College

Jodi Evans, South Coast Region President San Luis Obispo High School

JessaLee Goehring, Central Region President Galt High School
Mike Somerville, Superior Region President Lassen High School
Wesley Hunt, North Coast Region President Healdsburg High School