CSU, Chico

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.

Student Spotlight

Ethan Ulmanis, Animal Science

Ethan Ulmanis just graduated from California State University, Chico, with a degree in animal science. Ulmanis is from Koshkonong, Missouri, where he was born into a family deeply seated in agriculture. In Koshkonong, a small rural town with a population of about 200 people, Ethan’s father is the veterinarian, the Ulmanis family owns a feed store, and family members run a herd of registered cattle.

News Flash

Andersen & Sons Honored at the 2016 Red Bluff Social

California State University, Chico’s College of Agriculture welcomed alumni and friends to the annual Red Bluff Social on Jan. 29 during the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale. Alumni Patrick and Mike Andersen of Andersen & Sons Shelling were honored for their family’s long-time support of the college.

College of Ag to Host 13th Annual Career and Internship Fair

California State University, Chico’s College of Agriculture will host its 13th annual Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 17, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Farm Pavilion located at 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane in Chico.

Unruh Appointed Dean of the College of Agriculture

John Unruh, chair of the Food Science Undergraduate Program at Kansas State University, has been named dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico. Unruh will begin his position Aug. 1, replacing Dave Daley, who has served as interim dean of the College of Agriculture since 2014.