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Crop Science and Horticulture Students Attend CAPCA Convention

Crop Science and Horticulture Students Attend CAPCA Convention

California State University, Chico was well represented by members of the Crop Science and Horticulture Club at the 37th annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) national convention in Reno, Nev., Oct 17-19.

CAPCA is an association for California Pest Control Advisors (PCAs) with a focus on being a leader in the evolution of the pest management industry. PCAs are important to the California farmer in that they advise them on how to manage pests in their crops efficiently and effectively. This year’s conference was based on the theme “Protecting California Agriculture,” a spin off the acronym PCA for pest control advisor.

Seven active members and one alumni member of the Crops Science and Horticulture Club attended the CAPCA conference. They attended educational sessions that addressed issues in the industry and new regulations. During the convention there was also a tradeshow where the students could network with industry representatives and hand out resumes.

Sarah Neuharth, a senior in crops, horticulture and land resource management, said, “The convention is a fun opportunity to network with industry professionals and apply what I have learned in the classroom to issues in the pest control industry.”