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CATA Update - Fall 2013

CATA Update - Fall 2013

Bell Family Presidential Scholarship Fund

The Chico State College of Agriculture recently received a $2 million gift to establish the Bell Family Presidential Scholarship Fund.  The donation from Dan Giustina was the largest scholarship gift in our university’s history. Two new students next year, and up to four in each subsequent year, will receive $5,000 per year for four years as Bell Family Presidential Scholars. Applicants who meet the academic eligibility for the Bell Family Presidential Scholarship (3.5 GPA and 1200 SAT or 27 ACT) will be invited to submit an essay for further consideration.  Out of the qualifying applicants, students will be chosen who have a commitment to agriculture and demonstrate a history of leadership and service. To apply for this and other College of Agriculture Recruitment Scholarships, click here.


Chico State Bell Family Presidential Scholars Agriculture Recruitment Day

On Thursday, November 14th we will be hosting the first annual Bell Family Presidential Scholars Agriculture Recruitment Day.  We will invite the top agriculture seniors in the state to this event promoting the Chico State agriculture experience. They will experience farm and campus tours, admissions and scholarship workshops, and connect with faculty members and students. Please nominate your students for this event by emailing their name and home address to: agoutreach@csuchico.edu.


Agriculture Master of Science Program

The new online Master of Science in Agricultural Education is undergoing its second session of enrolled cohorts. We are expecting our first graduates this fall and spring. The College of Agriculture received almost $300,000 from the USDA creating an option in leadership and communications. The program is open to anyone, even if they don’t plan on becoming an agriculture teacher. To find out more information about the program click here.


College of Agriculture Welcomes Record Number of New Students

The fall enrollment in the Chico College of Agriculture has boomed to over 700 agriculture students! Consequently, we are recruiting three full time, tenure-track assistant or associate professors in agricultural business, animal science, and plant science to join our talented and dedicated faculty.


University Farm Update

We have been working on gathering estimates for a greenhouse retrofit project and we are planning on planting 40 acres of walnuts in early 2014. The Meats Lab and the Organic Vegetable Project continue to work with Food Service, AS Housing and the Bookstore to market Farm Products on campus.


Chico Preview Day

On Saturday, October 19th we will be having our annual Chico Preview Day where we give prospective students the opportunity to explore Chico State and the wonderful college experience that can be offered to them. To register for the event or to find out more information visit the admissions website.


2014-2015 Scholarship Information

New Agriculture Student Scholarships (Applications must be received by 12/15/13):

  • Superior Ag Recruitment
  • Academic & Performance
  • Ag Alumni Recruitment
  • Crabb Recruitment Award
  • Bell Presidential Scholars

University Scholarships


2014-2015 Admission Information

  • Admissions Filing Period: 10/1/13 – 11/30/13 (via www.csumentor.edu).
  • First-time freshman applicants must meet CSU Admission requirements, and are required to take the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT no later than the December 2013 test date, regardless of GPA.
  • For more information visit: http://em.csuchico.edu/admissions.

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