College of Agriculture

Welcome to the College of Agriculture

Why Choose Chico?

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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 almost 70 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.


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Ice Cream Social Kicks Off Fall Semester
On September 9, more than 200 students, staff and faculty in the College of Agriculture came together to ring in the new school year at the University Farm with the annual ice cream social.

More Announcements:

Meats Lab Joins Sierra Oro Farm Trail Mobile Farm & Wine Pass
The Sierra Oro Farm Trail is back with a new mobile Farm & Wine Pass accepted at more than 30 Butte County farms and wineries during a month-long harvest celebration beginning Oct. 1.

Annual Report Details Ag's Economic Contribution
The latest annual report from the Agribusiness Institute demonstrates agriculture's economic impact in Northeastern California in 2019. 

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Upcoming Events

November 1, 2021

Superior Ag/Tri Counties Bank Golf Classic 

November 16-17

Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance Conference and Trade Show

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