CSU, Chico

Fall Tours Introduce Students to the College of Ag

Fall Tours Introduce Students to the College of Ag

On Nov. 18, the California State University, Chico College of Agriculture hosted Fall Tours for 28 potential students to tour the University Farm and the CSU, Chico campus and meet with current students, faculty, and staff.

Outreach Coordinator Audrey Denney and Elizabeth Hurd, a senior in agriculture business, welcomed the visitors with a presentation about the College of Agriculture and the opportunities available at CSU, Chico. After the introduction, groups were formed based on the four disciplines available in the College of Agriculture. A faculty member and a student from each discipline led the groups, answering questions and discussing the major options.

After the group sessions, the participants were given a tour of the University Farm. Ag students were at each of the farm units to discuss the opportunities at the farm and current activities happening in the units. Once the farm tour was completed, the participants ventured to the CSU, Chico campus and the Ag Theme House at University Village for a tour.

Students were recruited to attend the Fall Tours through high school visits by Denney and the Agriculture Ambassadors and through agriculture teachers at California Agriculture Teacher Association meetings.

“Many of the students who attended the Fall Tours are still deciding what colleges they want to apply to or attend,” said Denney. “Having the opportunity to meet and network with faculty, staff, and students gives a face to CSU, Chico and showcases the close-knit, personal feel of the College of Agriculture.”