California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar

August 4 - Executive Committee Meeting, Elk Grove

September 20 - North Coast Region Meeting, Sebastopol

September 26-27 - Southern Region Meeting, Quechan Resort - Winterhaven

October 12 - South Coast Region Meeting, Hollister

Oct 26-Nov 2 - National FFA Convention, Louisville, Kentucky

November 8 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 8 - Superior Region Meeting, Santa Rosa

November 14-15 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Tenaya Lodge

November 18-22 - NAAE Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

November 21-22 - New Professionals Conference

November 22 - Central Region Meeting, Ironstone Vineyards - Murphys

December 4-6 - Community College Midwinter Institute, Chico

January 8-9 - Student Teacher Conclave, Modesto

January 15-16 – Winter Governing Board, Galt

January 24 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

February 7 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 23 - South Coast Region, San Luis Obispo

February 28 - Central Region Meeting, Cosumnes River College

February 28 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Lemoore

February 28 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico

March 28 - North Coast Region Meeting, Livermore

April 11 - Southern Region Meeting, Pomona

April 18 - CSU-Fresno Field Day, CSU-Fresno

April 18-21 - State FFA Leadership Conference, Fresno

May 2 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 21-25 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 25 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

Conference 2015


Jim Aschwanden
Executive Director of CATA and Conference Coordinator
Mike Albiani
President, California Agricultural Teachers' Association
Krista Vannest
Chair, Secondary Division
Darol Fishman
Chair, Post Secondary Division
Jessica Fernandes
Chair, Operations Division
Lloyd McCabe
State Supervisor, Agricultural Education, California Department of Education

SUBJECT: CATA Summer Conference

Plans for Summer Conference 2015 are now beginning to develop. Please allow this to serve as your “First Call” to this big event to be held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo! The conference officially begins on Monday, June 22, 2015, with pre-conference activity beginning on Sunday, June 21, 2015.

There are a couple of ways to submit your registration and CATA dues. You can submit everything electronically by following the procedures outlined on our online registration (NO LONGER AVAILABLE). If you prefer to handle a “hard copy” of the forms and write on them, you can download the Conference Registration and CATA Dues form, fill them out and send them in with your purchase order, check or credit card information (FAX is okay with credit card or purchase order). Please keep a copy for your records. We strongly suggest that you pre-register for Summer Conference – waiting in line will only cut in on your ability to fully enjoy the Sunday evening reception!

CATA Governing Board:  Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., CATA Governing Board will meet in Erhart Agriculture 10-223, for their semi-annual meeting.

New Teacher Orientation:  University Teacher Educators and CATA President, Mike Albiani are planning an exciting and rewarding orientation program for all individuals who have not previously particpated in Summer Conference on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  They will meet with the new teachers in Erhart Agriculture 10-220. 

Conference Registration:  Registration will be conducted at the Arboretum - OH Unit 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 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. 

Family BBQ:  The Family BBQ on Tuesday will be at the Sports Complex on the Cal Poly Campus this year.  The fun starts at 4:45 p.m. with softball, volleyball, corn hole, and children's games, with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

The Curricular Code Committee meetings are to Tuesday, June 22. Coaches and others interested in the “B" list contests should plan to meet that morning from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.

The Southern Region is diligently working on plans for an outstanding evening at the Annual Banquet. It will once again be held at the Madonna Inn Expo Hall, so buy your ticket(s) early to guarantee a seat.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

More Information

CATA Membership Application Form (PDF)

CATA Conference Registration Form (PDF-Print)  (MS Word)

2015-2016 CATA Leadership Opportunities

Conference Schedule (condensed version) (PDF)
Conference Program

Farm Show Reservation Form

Annual CATA Awards Banquet

Tuesday Professional Sessions & Wednesday Professional Sessions

Skills Course Descriptions - Registration Form

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Lodgings - Poly Canyon Summer Village - Hampton Inn & Suites
Embassy Suites (Mention CATA)

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Three-Week "Late Spring" Courses

Irrigation Faculty Academy
- Registration & Grant Application

Hack and Blast (unofficial CATA activity)