College of Agriculture

BS in Agricultural Business

Program Highlights

Students consult with potential employers

Students will successfully complete an agricultural internship in one of many allied industries serving U.S. agriculture prior to program completion.

All ABUS students participate in an internship experience prior to graduating.

students pose outside conference

Students will participate in College of Agriculture student clubs and teams, conferences, activities and/or field days, providing additional skill development beyond the classroom experience.

Our award winning Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl and Food Marketing Teams compete in annual competitions. Agricultural Business students also participate in the annual FFA Field Day as a service to the State of California’s K-12 agricultural education.

Student checks out a display from Farm Credit West at the career fair
Career Opportunities

California State University, Chico’s College of Agriculture hosted its 14th annual career and internship fair in February 2017. Forty-seven companies attended the event to recruit students.

team of students holding award
Food Distributions Research Society

A team of students from California State University, Chico won the Food Distributions Research Society’s student marketing case competition in Philadelphia on October 11, 2015.

CSU, Chico College of Agriculture Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl Team
Agricultural Economics Quizbowl Team

CSU, Chico College of Agriculture Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl Team

students pose with Willie the Wildcat
CAL Program

The Center for Agricultural Leadership (CAL) Theme Housing(opens in new window) provides a supportive environment for freshmen agriculture students to build bonds and develop leadership abilities. This unique and exciting environment fosters academic success and enhances opportunities for students to develop strong relationships with those who share similar career objectives.

Outstanding Faculty

Outstanding faculty are the backbone of our college and the driving force behind our students' success. Read more about the achievements of some of our outstanding educators below.

 Jake Brimlow

ABUS Profesor Jacob Brimlow, and his wife, Noelle, own and operate the North Valley Food Hub. The North Valley Food Hub provides critical services to both growers and wholesale buyers that include consolidating transaction costs, creating a one-stop shopping platform for buyers and a marketplace for growers to post and promote their products, and serving as a centralized facilitator for creating and expanding local food markets in California’s North Valley.