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

Lindee Jones, Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource Management

Growing up as the daughter of an agriculture teacher makes for a busy, active childhood. When both parents are agriculture teachers, life is an agriculture-filled adventure. This would describe the fast-paced life of recent crops, horticulture, and land resource management graduate Lindee Jones. 

News Flash

Molecular Biologist to Speak at CSU, Chico

David Johnson, a professor of molecular biology at New Mexico State University, will present a seminar titled “Soil Microbes: A Powerful Influence in Agroecosystems” on Sept. 29, 2016, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Bell Memorial Union, Room 203.

Wildcat Leadership Institute, Agriculture Leadership Course Merge Certification

Fall 2016 marks the inaugural semester offering agriculture leadership students a new incentive—a Certificate of Leadership Development from the Wildcat Leadership Institute by enrollment in the agricultural education course AGRI 380A.

Annual Welcome-Back Ice Cream Social Joins New Students, Clubs, Faculty

Sept. 1 marked the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture’s annual ice cream social at the University Farm, allowing new students the opportunity to learn about the College of Agriculture’s clubs and familiarize them with college faculty.