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.


Chico State Livestock Judging Team Wraps Up Competitive Season
The California State University, Chico Livestock Judging team ended its 2021 season with a strong finish at all its fall contests. The team overcame multiple hurdles to make it to the finish line, especially after returning from a virtual environment.

More Announcements:

Holiday Cheers Bloom at University Farm
Poinsettias and Christmas cacti grown at the University Farm Greenhouses are now available to the public. The greenhouse will be open for holiday plant sales on Thursdays and Fridays from 1–5 p.m. through December 17. 

University Farm Open House
On October 8, more than 200 guests visited the University Farm for Chico State’s Alumni and Family Homecoming Weekend Open House.

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Upcoming Events

January 24

Spring Semester Begins

January 28

Chico State Social at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale

February 2

Colusa Farm Show Breakfast

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