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CATA Summer Conference

June 23 - June 27, 2024
Agriskills - June 23 (2 sessions) & June 27 (1 session)

Additional information will be posted once it becomes available.



June 2023 CATA Summer Conference

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 from throughout the state.  Additionally, CATA Conference offers participants the opportunity to interact and network with agricultural education professionals from all over California. 

The conference officially begins on Monday, June 26, 2023, with pre-conference activity beginning on Sunday, June 25, 2023. Conference registration MUST be submitted online. We strongly suggest that you pre-register for Summer Conference by May 31st, otherwise, some of the meal functions may no longer be available and the cost to register increases.

Register Now (link)
DUES - If you have NOT paid your 2022-2023 dues and you want to register for conference at the member rate, then you need to pay your dues before processing your conference registration.  If you are already a 2022-2023 member, the MemberClicks system will not allow you to process your 2023-2024 dues until after July 1st.  

AgriSkills will again be split between Sunday and Thursday. There will be two Agriskills sessions on Sunday, June 25, then the remaining session on Thursday afternoon, June 29.  AgriSkills Registration Form / AgriSkills Descriptions (link)

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 [email protected] if you are interested in a booth.

Curricular Code Committee Meetings: Coaches and others interested in the "A" list contests should plan to meet on Tuesday. (General Rules - 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. / Round #1 - 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. / Round #2 - 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.)

Banquet and Awards Program - This year's banquet theme is "Under the Western Lights" and will take place at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. The Summer CATA Banquet is right around the corner, and we are excited about the new location and venue! Reservations for the shuttle service and table reservations can be found by clicking on the June 28 CATA Banquet Link found on Judging Card. Please login to your account and get your shuttle and table reserved ASAP! We are limited on parking at the venue, so we are encouraging the use of the shuttle. 

The "Unofficial"  is back in San Luis Obispo on Monday, June 26th at the San Luis Sportsmans Club.


  • Summer Conference 2 CEUs:  - $200 (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:  - $100 (To receive credit you must register for the Institute and attend three half day sessions or one-full day and one-half day session.) 

Parking must be processed directly through Cal Poly's website at  The pre-event fee per day is $11.50, however onsite event permits are also available using campus pay stations for $15 per day. New policy on campus - Exempt licensed vehicles do NOT need a parking pass this year.

Additional details will be posted once they are available.

More Information

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

2023-2024 CATA Leadership Opportunities

Conference Schedule (condensed draft) - Conference Program Guidebook

Meeting Agendas

Conference Minutes