CSU, Chico

College of Agriculture

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If it were just food and fiber, it would be indispensable. But agriculture is more than that. It’s both the promise of sustenance for a hungry world and a source of enjoyment in a demanding world. It is education and entertainment. It is land use and landscape. It is natural sustainability and national security.

It is a confluence of biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, engineering, meteorology, biotechnology, economics, finance, marketing, packaging, distribution, sales, and sociology. Essentially, agriculture is life.

For 60 years, the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico has impacted the quality of life in California and across the nation by educating and equipping agricultural leaders who have the theoretical knowledge, practical experience, and decision-making ability that allows them to excel in their chosen career. The close, friendly nature of our college, combined with an integrated agricultural curriculum and remarkable access to hands-on education, creates a fertile learning environment for our students and the agriculture industry we serve.

Student Spotlight

Elisa Pearson-Gomez, Agriculture Business

Growing up in Healdsburg, California, with a background of commercial farmers on one side of the family and migrant farm workers on the other has given Elisa Pearson-Gomez perspective into traditional ways of farming, influencing her decision to study agriculture with an emphasis in sustainability. She is determined to educate others about sustainable practices and came to California State University, Chico, to earn a degree in agriculture business, with an emphasis in sustainability and minors in environmental sciences and Spanish.

News Flash

Livestock Judging Team Wins Contest in Fresno

The 2014-2015 California State University, Chico Livestock Judging Team won California State University, Fresno’s Livestock Judging Contest on Oct. 24, 2014. The team has spent the past year competing and evaluating livestock across the state and nation, and will conclude their season at the North American Livestock Exposition in Louisville on Nov. 16, 2015.

Student Research Presented at Statewide Showcase

California State University, Chico students Kaylee Bohn and Blakely Green represented the College of Agriculture at the Agricultural Research Institute Showcase on Nov. 5, 2015, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The showcase allowed undergraduate and graduate students from around the state the opportunity to present their research projects to other campuses. 

Please join the College of Agriculture for: Rangeland Livestock Production and Water Quality—A Forum

A Rangeland Livestock Production and Water Quality forum will be hosted Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the California State University, Chico University Farm in Classrooms 9 and 10. Speakers Ken Tate and Leslie Roche will be in attendance.