College of Agriculture

Guess Who Created This Harvest Issue?

Michelle Borges

With Sarah Deforest’s departure from our college, you may have been wondering who was in charge of magazine production this year. I am happy to share with you that this issue was created entirely by one of our students, Michelle Borges. She is currently a senior in the Agriculture Communication and Leadership program and pursuing minors in agribusiness and journalism. Michelle is also a public information intern in our college.

When I approached Michelle to discuss leading the production of Harvest, she didn’t hesitate for a second. We briefly brainstormed on the topics and people we wanted to include this year, and then off she went!

Michelle Borges

For those of you who don’t know Michelle, I would love to share with you my impressions of this remarkable student. I met Michelle in August of 2021 during our “U-Pick” peach harvest event. Her enthusiasm and passion for agriculture was undeniable. She is one of those “superstar students” who sets a high bar for themselves. Michelle has represented our college and campus in various roles, including as student senator, AS Commissioner of Sustainability, and founding member of the Ag Ambassadors. Michelle clearly exemplifies the leadership qualities that Chico State agriculture students are known for, and every piece of this Harvest issue reflects her dedication and hard work.

I hope you can all join me in congratulating Michelle! She will be graduating next spring 2023. We will certainly miss her, but I have no doubts that she will make great contributions wherever she goes. We are delighted that Michelle is a member of our college and a proud Wildcat!

Thank you, Michelle, for your hard work, dedication, and passion!!