College of Agriculture

University Farm Open House

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, 1–5 p.m.
University Farm
No charge

Visitors listen to a tour guide as they ride a trolley wagon on a farm tour

In celebration of Chico State’s Alumni and Family Weekend and the Sierra Oro Farm Trail, the University Farm will host a special open house on Friday, October 8 from 1-5 p.m. Join us as students in the College of Agriculture guide you around the extraordinary 800-acre living laboratory that is the centerpiece of their agricultural education.

Special Events

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  University Farm Tours: Trolley departs from Farm Pavilion at 15-20 minute intervals. Stops include Swine Unit, Beef Unit, Organic Dairy Unit, Greenhouses, Organic Vegetable Project (1-3 p.m.), Meats Lab*, and Sheep Unit. Self-guided walking and driving tours are also available. Masks are required on the trolley and in any indoor locations.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Meet the Dean: Farm Pavilion
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.OVP Tours: Organic Vegetable Project
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Walnut harvest demonstration (tentative)

*Throughout the month of October, Sierra Oro Farm Trail Farm and Wine Passholders can receive 50% off one package of our famous Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage at the Meats Laboratory.

For more information contact Sarah DeForest at 530-898-3737 or by email at