College of Agriculture

Welcome to the College of Agriculture

The mission of the College of Agriculture is to discover, share, and disseminate knowledge of integrated agricultural and environmental systems to students, the agricultural community, and society.

Why Choose Chico?

If it were just food and fiber, it would be indispensable. But agriculture is more than that. It’s both the promise of sustenance for a hungry world and a source of enjoyment in a demanding world. It is education and entertainment. It is land use and landscape. It is natural sustainability and national security.

It is a confluence of biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, engineering, meteorology, biotechnology, economics, finance, marketing, packaging, distribution, sales, and sociology. Essentially, agriculture is life.

For almost 70 years, the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico has impacted the quality of life in California and across the nation by educating and equipping agricultural leaders who have the theoretical knowledge, practical experience, and decision-making ability that allows them to excel in their chosen career. The close, friendly nature of our college, combined with an integrated agricultural curriculum and remarkable access to hands-on education, creates a fertile learning environment for our students and the agriculture industry we serve.


Precision Ag Day

The Chico State College of Agriculture is holding an Inaugural Precision Ag Day at the Chico State University Farm on November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Outdoor demonstrations from innovative agriculture companies will be displayed and all are encouraged to attend this free event sponsored by Trimble. Interested attendees can register today(opens in new window).

More Announcements:

Chico State Wins 2022 FAS Agricultural Export Market Challenge

Team smiling at camera

Through a new student contest hosted by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), students from Chico State’s College of Agriculture received “top team” for the 2022 FAS Agricultural Export Market Challenge.

Eight Students Selected to Receive Student-Teacher Awards

Agricultural Exploration Trip in Puerto Rico

Students holding a Puerto Rico Flag

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Upcoming Events

November 15

Career and Internship Fair

November 16

Precision Ag Day

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