College of Agriculture
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.
Senior agriculture education major Jenny Kaslin is widely recognized for her involvement throughout the College of Agriculture. Her combination of organization, leadership abilities, and passion for the agriculture industry has made her a valued member of the college family.
On May 15, the annual student lunch was held by Dean Jennifer Ryder Fox to celebrate the conclusion of the semester and to announce the 2013 Star Students and Club of the Year for the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture.
A senior animal science major has joined a growing list of agriculture leaders to serve as president of the Associated Students at California State University, Chico. After weeks of tabling, campaigning and mingling with students, Taylor Herren was selected by majority vote to serve as the 2013-2014 AS president with the platform of "Your Voice, Experience, Our Story." During her year of presidency, Herren will supervise and direct the business and the offices of corporation, chair the Board of Director meetings, and help represent the corporation on campus and statewide issues.
On Thursday, April 11, four California State University, Chico agriculture students attended the California Seed Association's Flower Seed Tour in Salinas, Calif. Approximately 50 students from CSU, Chico, CSU, Fresno, UC Davis, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo attended the tour to learn about the flower industry. CSU, Chico students who attended included Laura White, Enrique Pinon, Derek Ellen and Thomas McWhorter.
Livestock Judging Reunion - June 21, 2013
Location: Butte Creek Country Club
The CSU, Chico College of Agriculture invites you to the Livestock Judging Program Benefit Dinner and Alumni Round-Up.
For many of us who graduated from the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture, one of our most pivotal and transformative experiences was competing on the livestock judging team. Chico State has a long history of success at the national level, competing against major land grant university teams such as Texas A&M University, which has a current student enrollment of 6,800 while Chico has fewer than 700 students currently majoring in agriculture.
CSU, Chico boasts one of only two livestock judging teams at four-year universities in California that competes on the national level, traveling to competitions at major stock shows in locations such as Denver, Houston, Kansas City, and Louisville. Chico consistently places among the top 10 in these large competitions, and many individual members and teams have walked away with first-place honors over the years.
While the competitions center around accurately evaluating livestock and interpreting production data, the experience is one of the best training grounds for an undergraduate student to gain confidence, develop leadership and communication skills, and make lasting connections with teammates and industry professionals.
Alumni of the CSU, Chico Livestock Judging Team are planning our second biennial reunion and fundraiser on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Butte Creek Country Club to give current and future Chico State students a chance to have the same life-changing experience we had. We’re a competitive group, so we have big goals for an extremely successful event. We are looking for support from our partners and friends in the livestock and agricultural industries to make this event a success. Please call Jennifer Ross at the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture at 530-898-4597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Chico State Livestock Judging Team Reunion Committee: Regina Stafford, Shannon Douglass, Holly Foster, Dave Daley, Clay Carlson, Jen Ross, Sarah DeForest, Shane Strickler, Melissa Macfarlane