College of Agriculture

Alumni and Donors


Donors impact student's lives every day in the College of Agriculture. From scholarships that open doors of opportunities to new equipment and facility upgrades that increase access to hands-on education to funding cutting-edge applied agricultural research, private giving means that difference between a good College of Agricultural at Chico State and an extraordinary one. Thank you to the following donors who made contributions to the College of Agriculture between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. 

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Where Are They Now? 


Jerry Maltby (Agriculture, ’67) 

Owner, Broken Box Ranch—Williams 



Gerald Mahoney (Agricultural Business, ’86) 

Owner, Blosser Urban Garden/TKP Farms—Santa Maria 


Heather Thomas (Agricultural Science, ’90) 

Owner, Thomas Hay & Livestock—Sutter 

Jennifer (Coffin) Leonard (Animal Science, ’96) 

General Manager, Almendra Winery & Distillery—Durham 

Woody Melton (Animal Science, ’99) 

Territory Manager, Merck Animal Health—Bakersfield 

Harley Ramirez (Agricultural Science, ’99) 

Sales Manager, AGCO—Redding 



Melissa (Wolf) Macfarlane (Animal Science, ’00) 

Director of Genetic Deployment, Driscoll’s—Cottonwood 

Bryan Taylor (Agricultural Science, ’00) 

Forester, Trinity River Lumber Co. —Weaverville 

Becky (Lima) Freeman (Agricultural Education, ’02) 

Agriculture Teacher, Tokay High School—Lodi 

Dan Wright (Agricultural Science and Education, ’06) 

State Conservationist, USDA-NRCS—Amherst, Massachusetts 



Emanuel Magaña (Agricultural Business, ’11) 

Supervisor, Magaña Labor—Santa Paula 

Samantha (Aragon) Pearle (Animal Science, ’11) 

Business Manager, Adisseo—Ione 

Matt Benzel (Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource Management, ’14) 

Regional Operations Manager, Simplot 

Timothy Dwyer (Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource Management, ’14) 

Pest Control Advisor, Scientific Methods—Chico 

Joe Chimente (Agricultural Business, ’15) 

Project Manager, Distinctive Metals; Owner, C&L Enterprises—Angels Camp 

Tony Landini (Agricultural Business, ’15) 

Welder-Fabricator at Iron Tree Solutions and Owner at TL Custom Farming—Willows 

Juliet (Conant) Lawton (Animal Science, ’15) 

Equine Specialist, Purina Animal Health—Nicolaus 

Maille McCallister (Agricultural Science and Education, ’15) 

Agriculture Mechanics Teacher, Elsie Allen High School—Santa Rosa 

Daniela Oliva (Agricultural Science and Education, ’15) 

Agriculture Teacher, Livermore High School—Livermore 

Joel Lundberg (Agricultural Science and Education, ’16) 

Pest Control Advisor—Chico 

Logan Chapman (Agricultural Business, ’17) 

Farm Manager, California Olive Ranch—Chico 

Natalie Cunha (Agricultural Science and Education, ’17) 

Development Assistant, California Rangeland Trust—Sacramento 

John Olson (Agricultural Science and Education, ’17) 

Agriculture Teacher, Golden Valley High School—Merced 

Jessie (Peterson) Chaves (Agricultural Education, ’18) 

Agriculture Teacher, Tokay High School—Lodi 




Adriana (Gudino) Hansard (Agricultural Education, ’21) 

Agriculture Teacher, Shafter High School—Shafter 

Wilson Hansard (Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource Management, ’20) 

Farm Manager, Wilson Ag—Shafter 

Heather Kuykendall (Agricultural Business, ’21) 

Farm Loan Officer, USDA Farm Service Agency—Escalon 

George Williams (Agricultural Business, ’21) 

Transportation Planner, G3 Enterprises—Lodi