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 15 - Reedley College Spring FFA Field Day

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

Curricular Activities Code

The Code on this site has been edited to reflect the format changes adopted in June (see Introduction - General Rules) and to correct errors as allowed by the Code. If any discrepancies are found please notify CATA and corrections will be made. The entire code can be downloaded in PDF format using the link below. Links are provided to samples of the current OMR (scanned) and bar coded forms for use by the California Tabulations program. Instructions for using OMR Forms.

Complete Code
(PDF, 08/2021)

*Documents linked below are in MS Word format. Word Viewer can be used to view the Word document if you do not have MS Word installed.


  Contests Score Cards (Samples)

Agricultural Communications (Revised 6/2022) - 2023 Media Plan Scenario

See Code
  Agricultural Issues Forum (Revised 6/2015)
See Code

Agricultural Mechanics (Revised 6/2022)
   Tool ID List (1/2014)
*Top 24 teams qualify for State Finals.
*Qualifying Field Days - Arbuckle / Chico State / Fresno State / Gridley / Le Grand / Merced College / Modesto Junior Colleg / Reedley College / UC Davis
*Ag Mech Rankings

Scantron and OMR Exam forms

Agricultural Mechanics Fair (New Contest 6/2022)

  Agricultural Pest Control (Revised 6/2022)
See Code

Agricultural Sales (Revised 6/2021) - 2023 Product - Bowsmith

See Code

Agricultural Welding (Revised 6/2022)

See Code

Agriculture Experience Tracker (AET) Farm Record Book (Revised 6/2019)
   AET Scenario Samples

Scantron and OMR Exam forms

Agriscience Fair (Revised 6/2022) Display Board Rubric

See Code

Agronomy (Revised 6/2022)

OMR and Barcode judging cards
  Best Informed Greenhand (Revised 6/2022)

Scantron and OMR Exam
  California Water Issues (New Contest 6/2022)  

Citrus Judging (Revised 6/2018)

OMR and Barcode judging cards
  Computer Applications (Revised 6/2013)
See Code

Cotton (Revised 6/2019)

OMR and Barcode judging cards
  Creed (Revised 6/2017)
   Creed Speaker Script
See Code

Dairy Cattle Judging (Revised 6/2020)
Test Bank

OMR and Barcode judging cards
  El Credo De FFA (New Contest 6/2022)  

Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Revised 6/2017)

See Code

Farm Business Management(Revised 6/2019)

Scantron and OMR Exam forms

Farm Power and Machinery

Scantron and OMR Exam forms

Floriculture (Revised 6/2022)
   Floral Judging Manual Test Bank Test Key

OMR, Barcode judging and exam cards
  Food Science & Technology (Adopted 6/2016) (Revised 6/2019) See Code
  Forestry (Revised 6/2022) See Code

Fruit Tree Judging (Revised 6/2020)

OMR, Barcode judging cards
  Fruit Tree Pruning See Code

General Rules (See Introduction) (Revised 6/2022)


Grapevine Judging

OMR, Barcode judging cards
  Grapevine Pruning (Revised 6/2020) See Code, Scantron, OMR Exam
  Impromptu Public Speaking (Revised 6/2014) See Code

Job Interview (Revised 6/2022)
2022-2023 Job Interview Descriptions

See Code

Light Horse Judging (Revised 6/2019)

OMR, Barcode judging cards
  Livestock Judging (Revised 6/2022)
  Test Bank
OMR, Barcode judging cards

Marketing (Revised 6/2022)
   Exploring Farmer Cooperatives (Revised 9/2017)
   Co-Ops 101 An Introduction to Cooperatives
   Cooperatives in Agribusiness

See Code
  Marketing Plan (Revised 6/2022)
See Code

Meat Judging (Revised 6/2022)

OMR Meats forms

Milk Quailty and Dairy Foods (Revised 6/2022)
Test Bank Test Key

JudgingCard Template
  Natural Resources (Revised 6/2016) See Code
  Nursery/Landscape (Revised 6/2021)
See Code, Scantron, Judging Cards
  Parliamentary Procedure and Debate (Revised 6/2018) See Code
  Poultry Judging (Revised 6/2019)
See Code and Judging Cards
  Prepared Public Speaking (Revised 6/2021) See Code
  Small Engines (Revised 6/2018)
Scantron and OMR Exam forms
  Soil and Land Evaluation Contest (Revised 6/2022)
   California FFA Soil and Land Evaluation Manual
OMR Barcode
  Vegetable Crop Judging (Revised 6/2022)
OMR, Barcode judging cards

Veterinary Science Judging (Revised 6/2022)
    Practicum Rubrics (PDF)
   Veterinary Science Math Problems 
Top 24 teams qualify for State Finals.
*Qualifying Field Days - Arbuckle / Chico State / Dinuba / Fresno State / Gridley / Hancock College / Hemet / Le Grand / Liberty (Madera) / Modesto Junior College / Mt. San Antonio College / Reedley College / Reedley Middle College / San Diego Section / UC Davis *Veterinary Science Rankings -

OMR, Barcode judging cards Barcode
  California FFA Foundation Award Sponsors