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.
Position Announcement for CATA Executive Director
Five years experience in agricultural education, legislative advocacy, association management, or agriculture. Experience may be in any one of the above areas or a combination of any of the above. Familiarity with the legislative process is essential and familiarity with all of the above is desirable.
Serves as the Executive Director of the California Agricultural Teachers' Association, California FFA Foundation, and the California Association FFA. Specific job responsibilities are detailed in the attached paperwork. This is a full time position. (Job Description)
Salary and benefits are negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.
Applications will be accepted through August 11, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted no later than mid-September with final interviews no later than mid-October. It is anticipated that job offers will be made in late October to early November. Employment will begin January 1, 2018. (Application)
For additional information and/or application information call or email:
California Agricultural Teachers Association
Summer Conference - June 25 - 29, 2017
Congratulations to our 2016 NAAE Region 1 Winners
NAAE Outstanding Young Member Award - Natalie Ryan, North High School - Bakersfield
NAAE Outstanding Secondary Program Award - Tulare High School Farm, David Caetano, Kevin Koelewyn, Michael Mederos, Jared Castle, Jennifer Sousa, Hector Urueta, and Shay Williams-Hopper
NAAE Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship - Lauren Fontes, King City High School
Congratulations to our 2016 XLR8 Professional Development Program Participants
Judy Aschwanden (St. Helena HS) and Shay Williams-Hopper (Tulare Joint Union HS) will participate in the year-long NAAE XLR8 professional development program aimed to accelerate their ag teaching career. This year, NAAE received 85 applications for the XLR8 program that only has 20 spots available for participants each year.
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.
Website for "Vision 2030"
A NEW website for "Vision2030" has been created and the site address is www.CATAVision2030.org. Please save the link as one of your "favorites" as it will serve as the primary information/resource hub pertaining to Vision 2030.
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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