Cultivating Ag All-Stars
The College of Agriculture educates more than 600 students each year for success in the many facets of 21st-century agriculture.
- The Chico State Discussion Meet Team won the California Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet Championship in 2012.
- The college was named among the 2011 top 25 Game Changers for agricultural innovation in California.
- Students in the Livestock Judging Team devote nearly every weekend of the year to competition or practice. Their work pays off: the team consistently places in the top 10 at competitions around the country, and in 2011 Jordan Baumgartner became the first Chico State student in 30 years to win the high individual placing at the American Royal competition.
- The Domestic and International Food Marketing teams competed at the 2012 Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition, winning first and second in their divisions, respectively. In addition, four agricultural business students competed in the 2012 Food Distribution Research Society’s National Student Food Marketing Challenge in Puerto Rico.
- Agriculture students develop ag advocacy skills by planning and running workshops, field days, seminars, and youth activities at the University Farm. More than 14,000 people per year attend these events, learning about agriculture and its importance to the state.
- The University Farm's organic dairy is the first of its kind in the western United States, training students for success in the changing world of dairy production.