California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar


June 23 - Governing Board

September 16-17 - Southern Region Meeting

September 30 - October 1 - North Coast Region Meeting
Superior Region Meeting

October 9 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 26-Oct 29 - National FFA Convention

November 5 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 8-9 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 18-19 - Central Region Meeting

November 18-19 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 27 - December 1 - NAAE Conference, Las Vegas

November 30 - December 3 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 5-6 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 13 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 21 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 29-30 - Supervising Teachers Institute

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

February 11 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

February 25 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tulare

February 25 - Central Region Meeting

February 27 - South Coast Region Meeting, Atascadero

March 3-4 - UC Davis Field Day

March 16-19 - State FFA Leadership Conference

April 1 - North Coast Region Meeting, Livermore

April 1 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

April 22 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

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

CATA Summer Conference
June 19 - June 23, 2022
Agriskills - June 19 (2 sessions) and June 23 (1 session)

Join us in San Luis Obispo for the annual California Agricultural Teachers’ Association (CATA) Summer Conference!  Professional Sessions, AgriSkills Sessions, and the Idea Show are all centered around the professional development of agricultural teachers. All sessions are specific to the curriculum and concepts taught in agricultural education at the middle school, secondary, and post-secondary levels. These sessions are centered around classroom instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (work experience), and student leadership development.  Presenters include National FFA staff, National Association of Agricultural Education staff, California Department of Education staff, university and community college personnel, and experienced agricultural teachers throughout the state.  Additionally, CATA Conference offers participants the opportunity interact and network with agricultural education professionals from all over California. 

The conference officially begins on Monday, June 20, 2022, with pre-conference activity beginning on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Conference registration MUST be submitted online. You can submit everything electronically by following the procedures outlined on our online registration. Banquet is SOLD OUT. If you want to be put on the waiting list, please email kstockton@calagteachers.orgOnce you have input your information, the final page will contain a receipt number, please print a copy of this page for your records and for your district. You will also receive an email confirmation confirming that you are registered. We strongly suggest that you pre-register for Summer Conference before June 1st, otherwise, some of the meal functions may no longer be available and the registration fee increases.

Agriskills will again be split between Sunday and Thursday. There will be two Agriskills sessions on Sunday, June 19, then the remaining session on Thursday afternoon, June 23. Agriskills Registration

Conference Registration: Registration will be conducted at the Oppenheimer Family Equine Center on Sunday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., then again on Monday morning from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. outside the Performing Arts Center. The first General Assembly will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. Late registration will be handled in the Conference Operations Office in Erhart Agriculture room 10-241.

Farm Show and Idea Show: Farm Shop - Building 9 will once again be the location for the Farm Show and Idea Show on Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 2:45 p.m. Contact Cari Brown at if you are interested in a booth.

Curricular Code Committee Meetings: Coaches and others interested in the "C" list contests should plan to meet on Tuesday. (Round #1 - 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. and Round #2 - 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.)

The "Unoffical" CATA Hack 'N" Blast is back in San Luis Obispo on Monday, June 20th at the San Luis Sprotsmans Club. Registration


  • Summer Conference 2 CEUs:  - $155 (You must sign in at both Regional Meetings, both Tuesday and Wednesday Professional Development Sessions, and an Operations Division Meeting, or a Secondary/Postsecondary Division Meeting to receive credit.) 
  • Agriskills Institute 1 CEU:  - $90 (To receive credit you must register for the Institute and attend three half day sessions or one full day and one half day session.) 

*NEW – PARKING MUST BE PROCESSED DIRECTLY THROUGH CAL POLY’S WEBSITE AT (Venue – click “Cal Poly Campus”, then pick Event – click CATA 2022.)

Additional details will be posted once they are available.

More Information

CATA Membership Application Form (PDF)

Online Registration (Banquet is SOLD OUT. If you want to be put on the waiting list, please email

CATA Conference Registration Form (PDF) - For your district use only.

2021-2022 CATA Leadership Opportunities

Conference Schedule - Final Conference Program Guidebook