Secondary & Post Secondary

Student Activities
This committee deals with issues regarding student leadership activities in their respective division. Student conferences, training, and other matters regarding the overall management of student organizations are referred to this committee.

This committee deals with all curriculum revision and adoption issues in the Division. Special curriculum project funding issues are referred to this committee for recommendation to the full Division.

The purpose of this committee is to provide input regarding the development and delivery of statewide inservice activities. In addition, the committee reviews previous inservice activities and critiques the effectiveness of the inservice delivery.

Affairs and Relations
This committee deals with organization business issues specific to the Division. Topics might include: agricultural education legislation, program standards, relations with National Professional Organizations, and other issues not specifically assigned to other Division committees.

Operations Division

Nominations, Bylaws and Professional Awards
The mission of this committee is to review the qualifications of candidates running for State CATA Office and approve the submitted application, discuss and recommend proposed changes to the CATA Bylaws, prepare ballot at Summer Conference, and review the criteria and qualifications for Professional Awards within the CATA organization.

Budget and Audit
The committee reviews the proposed annual budget, makes appropriate changes as needed, and sends recommendations regarding the annual budget to the Operations Division meeting.

Membership Services
The mission of this committee is to formulate, evaluate, and recommend to the CATA membership through the Operations Division, policies involving Classes of Membership, Dues and Conference Fees, Recruitment of Members, Educational Exhibits/Farm and Idea Show, GOLDEN SLATE, and other services to benefit CATA members and their agricultural programs.

Curricular Code
This group of committees is charged with updating and correcting the Curricular Code, which governs all FFA contests. One-third of the contests are reviewed annually by the membership, with provisions to open other contests as needed. The proposed changes are discussed in committee, posted for member review, and voted on at the Operations Division meeting.

Agriculture Issues/Fairs
This committee deals with concerns facing the agricultural education profession, issues involving fairs and expositions and other youth activities.

Professional Ethics
The goal of the Professional Ethics Committee is to: establish and evaluate the CATA organization's Code of Ethics, mediate and arbitrate unethical situations, and to educate new and continuing CATA members regarding ethical practices within our profession.

Teacher Recruitment
The mission of this committee is to formulate and recommend strategies to recruit prospective agricultural teachers into our profession, and coordinate scholarship fund raising efforts. The committee is also responsible for judging the scholarship applications at Summer Conference and providing the current balance in the scholarship fund.

Articulation/Certification/Tech Prep
The mission of this committee is to foster collaborative conversations among various stakeholders (Industry Representatives, Certification Organizations, Secondary Teachers, and Post-Secondary Instructors) and recommend strategies for providing pathway specific student certifications that are aligned with industry identified knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for students to demonstrate employment potential and instructional pathway progression.  The committee’s mission is to also provide information on parallel and independent curriculum projects for Junior High, High School, and Community Colleges.  It also provides communication and education regarding Tech Prep developments and provides a mechanism to assist and guide instructors and schools regarding articulation procedures.