Statement of Purpose
The California Agricultural Teachers' Association was formed in 1920. The purpose of the organization is to promote and improve the teaching of agriculture in California and to foster the welfare of those engaged in this work.
Happy National Teach Ag Day!
Today we celebrate you and the noble profession you have chosen to pursue. Your involvement in this profession gives you the opportunity to influence hundreds of students daily; students who may also one day fill your shoes as an agriculture teacher.
I know that NAAE has sent out a list of activities for today, but I would encourage you to pay particular attention to their form where you can recommend a student to be an agriculture teacher. Please take 2-3 minutes today to reflect on your current students and nominate at least one as a future agriculture teacher.
Your students look up to you maybe even more than you know! You could be the factor that helps them start their path toward joining the profession.
CATA Summer Conference - June 21-June 25, 2020
Teach Ag California
Agricultural education prepares students for SUCCESSFUL CAREERS and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems. Agriculture educators are in HIGH DEMAND as California agriculture program enrollment continues to rise. For more information visit www.teachag.org.
Vision 2030 - Agriscience Education
The Vision 2030 Committee has worked hard to put Agriscience education at the forefront of the NGSS and Common Core movements. As part of this evolution in agricultural education, materials have been created that can be infused into traditional agriculture courses as well as matching the new UC-approved lab science coursework. Teachers interested in using materials developed for the new Agriscience courses can access them by going to Google Drive.
Cal Ag Plate Update
The support you have shown for Agricultural Education programs in California will ensure that students interested in agriculture will have opportunities to participate in activities that foster their leadership and personal development. California’s agricultural heritage as well as its’ impact on our state’s economy must be understood and appreciated by our youth. Thanks for being part of this effort!
Please continue to spread the word about the importance of
the California Agricultural License Plate program to your friends, family,
and others who value agriculture and the contribution it makes to all of
our lives. Encourage them to
go to www.dmv.ca.gov and order their
own Cal Ag Plate – it’s just a click away!
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