College of Agriculture
- January 21 - Spring Semester Classes Begin
- January 25 - CSU Chico Swine Day
- January 31 - Ag Social at the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, Sponsored by the College of Agriculture
- February 5 - Alumni Breakfast at the Colusa Farm Show
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 animal science major Cain Madrigal is no rookie when it comes to managing livestock. Originally from Likely, Calif., Madrigal started his journey at Shasta College where he was chosen to live in the agriculture farm dorms in return for managing the livestock units. At California State University, Chico,Madrigal has taken on the role of lead swine herdsman at the University Farm. And with his proven track record, hard work, and passion for the livestock industry, Madrigal earned an internship with Harris Ranch last summer, where he hopes to return to launch his career after graduation this May.
California State University, Chico senior agriculture education major Sierra Meyers placed as 10th high individual in Louisville, Kentucky at the North American International Livestock Exposition senior collegiate livestock judging competition on November 18. Livestock judging consists of a calendar year of judging contests, which culminates in what contestants consider the “National Championship” in Louisville. Thirty-one schools competed from around the nation, for a total of 146 student contestants.
Five California State University, Chico students traveled to Chicago to the Food Distribution Research Society’s annual meeting Oct. 4–7 to compete in the 2013 Student Food Marketing Challenge. The students who attended and competed are Angela Faryan, Amie French, Katelyn Hicks, Daniel Menzies and Cecilia Wilson.
Tri Counties Bank was honored as the newest member of the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture Hall of Honor on Oct. 12. The 23rd annual Hall of Honor ceremony was held at the University Farm Arboretum.