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

Conference 2017 - Conference Program


Jim Aschwanden
Executive Director of CATA and Conference Coordinator
Dave Gossman
President, California Agricultural Teachers' Association
Matt Patton
Chair, Secondary Division
George Sellu
Chair, Post Secondary Division
John Williams
Chair, Operations Division
Lloyd McCabe
State Supervisor, Agricultural Education, California Department of Education

SUBJECT: CATA Summer Conference

Plans for Summer Conference 2017 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 26, 2017, with pre-conference activity beginning on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Conference registration MUST be submitted online this year. You can submit everything electronically by following the procedures outlined on our online registration (NO LONGER AVAILABLE). Once you have input your information, the final page will contain a receipt number, please print a copy of this page for your records. 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..

CATA Governing Board:  Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., CATA Governing Board will meet in Erhart Agriculture 10-223, for their semi-annual meeting.

New Teacher Orientation:  University Teacher Educators, Visions 2030, and CATA President, Dave Gossman 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 10-206. 

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, corn hole, children's games and shaved ice, with dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

The Curricular Code Committee meetings are to Tuesday, June 27. Coaches and others interested in the “A" list contests should plan to meet that after from 2:45 to 4:50 p.m.

The Superior 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)

Online Registration - NO LONGER AVAILABLE (contact CATA office)

CATA Conference Registration Form (PDF) - For your district use only. (CSU, Fresno Luncheon - SOLD OUT)

2017-2018 CATA Leadership Opportunities

Conference Schedule (condensed draft version) (PDF) Final Conference Program

Farm Show Reservation Form

Annual CATA Awards Banquet

Tuesday Professional Sessions & Wednesday Professional Sessions

Agriskills Course Descriptions - Registration Form

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

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

Hack 'n Blast (unofficial CATA activity)