CSU, Chico

Livestock Judging Reunion

Livestock Judging Reunion

Date: Friday, June 21, 2013 Time: 5:00 PM

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 jmross@csuchico.edu 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