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.
Nick Bellizzi has worked for an Italian restaurant in Alameda, a farm in Colorado, a landscaping business in Oakland, and attended Merritt College in the Bay Area. Together, these experiences have brought him to the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture where the senior is thriving in the crops, horticulture, and land resource management program.
Together, with the largest incoming class in the history of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico, three new tenure-track professors have joined the faculty this fall. A record 308 new students enrolled in agriculture programs at CSU, Chico, bringing total enrollment close to 900 students.
On Sept. 3, 2015, California State University, Chico’s College of Agriculture hosted an ice cream social at the University Farm Pavilion to welcome the 2015 incoming class of freshmen and transfer students into the College of Agriculture.
California State University, Chico senior Luke Benton was elected president of the Student Section of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) at the organization’s annual meeting in San Francisco, July 24-26, 2015. AAEA is a non-profit national association that serves the professional interests of members working in agricultural and applied economics.