California Agricultural Teachers' Association

Mark Your Calendar


July 9 - Governing Board

September 18 - Southern Region Meeting

September 25 - North Coast Region Meeting

October 10 - South Coast Region Meeting

Oct 27-Oct 30 - National FFA Convention

November 4-5 - New Professionals Conference, Fresno

November 6 - Cotton State Finals, CSU, Fresno

November 12 - Superior Region

November 20 - Central Region Meeting

November 20 - San Joaquin Region Meeting

November 30 - December 4 - NAAE Conference, New Orleans

December 2-4 - Community College Midwinter Institute

January 6-7 - Student Teacher Conclave

January 14 - CATA Winter Governing Board

January 22 – Natural Resources State Finals, Reedley College

January 31 - February 1 - Supervising Teachers Institute

February 5 – Winter State Finals - Citrus, Tree and Vine Pruning, CSU-Fresno

February 12 - Southern Region Meeting, Cal Poly Pomona

February 26 - San Joaquin Region Meeting, Mission Oaks HS, Tulare

February 26 - Central Region Meeting, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento

February 28 - South Coast Region Meeting, San Luis Obispo HS, SLO

February 28 - North Coast Region Meeting, Ferndale Fairgrounds

March 4-5 - UC Davis Field Day

March 12 - Superior Region Meeting, Chico HS

March 26-29 - State FFA Leadership Conference

March 2 CRC Field Day-

April 9 - CSU, Fresno Field Day

April 25-27- NAAE Region 1 Meeting, Washington

May 7 - State FFA Judging Finals, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Executive Committee Meeting, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19 - Pre-Conference Governing Board, Cal Poly, SLO

June 19-23 - CATA Summer Conference, Cal Poly, SLO

June 23 - Governing Board Summer Retreat, San Luis Obispo

“Do The Right Thing”

California FFA Livestock Exhibition Code of Ethics

As a member of the California FFA, I hold these truths to be obvious and self evident in the management and exhibition of my supervised agriculture experience project.

1. This is my project. I deserve and claim all recognition for it. I accept all responsibility for its success or failure.

2. I am a member of the Animal Agriculture Industry. I will conduct and manage my project according to the best ethical practices as prescribed by the animal agriculture industry. I know I am an FFA member, and on a broader scope, I am a producer and steward of the animal agriculture industry.

3. The FFA is my organization. I accept and will follow the stated rules of the fair that I exhibit at, of the FFA organization, and of my school. I understand the intent and the spirit of the rules and pledge that I will commit myself to following them.

4. I believe cheating in my livestock project is wrong and I will support this belief by the following statements:

a. It is wrong because any cheating is wrong – any social consensus ethic would have a strong prohibition against cheating in any area.

b. It is wrong because cheating violates the very nature and purpose of livestock showing relative to agriculture.

c. It is wrong because cheating in this area radically conflicts with emerging social consensus regarding ethical principals for the treatment of animals used by humans.

d. It is also imprudent, i.e. it is likely to lead to some extremely negative consequences for agriculture and for shows.

5. Good animal husbandry, sportsmanship, leadership, and honesty, will be the greatest measure of my SAE.

Signature: ________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________