College of Agriculture

Clay Carlson


Personal Information

Clay lives in Orland, Calif. with his wife Rhiannon and their children. They stay involved with production agriculture on a daily basis. Clay has been employed at CSU, Chico since December of 2001 and has multiple responsibilities in the COA including coaching the Livestock Judging Team and overseeing the Swine Unit at the University Farm. At home, Clay and Rhiannon run a few cows and stay busy with a few horses.


  • ANSC 101 - Introduction to Animal Science (laboratory sections)
  • ANSC 120 - Livestock Skills
  • ANSC 250 - Live Animal Carcass Evaluation
  • ANSC 301 - Intermediate Animal Systems
  • ANSC 320 - Advanced Livestock Selection

Research and Professional Interests

  • Swine finishing rations including DDGs

Service to the College, University, and Community

Clay is the coach of the Livestock Judging Team(opens in new window) and the faculty supervisor of the Swine Unit(opens in new window) at the University Farm. He is also a member of the California Cattlemen's Association, the Glenn-Colusa Cattlemen's Association, the American Angus Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, and the American Paint Horse Association.

Portrait of Clay Carlson