College of Agriculture

Lidia Segoviano

Student smiling at camera.

Gearing up for graduation, Lidia Segoviano has made her mark the past four years at Chico State. Segoviano is a Northern California local from Yuba City, and she is majoring in agricultural education with the goal of becoming a high school agriculture teacher.  

Segoviano grew a passion for agriculture in high school when she accidentally enrolled in an agriculture class. She eventually became involved in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) by participating in public speaking contests and the Soil and Land Evaluation Judging Contest.  

Originally wanting to go to another school, she decided to come to Chico State because of the supportive and friendly faculty and staff and the affordability of being able to live at home. She started as a plant and soil science major, but once she took the “Introduction to Agriculture” Education (AGED 201) class with Alyssa Schager, assistant professor and student teacher coordinator in the College of Agriculture, her career path changed.  

Segoviano is an active and engaged member of various clubs on campus: she is involved in Ag Ambassadors, Alpha Zeta, Crops and Horticulture Club, and Collegiate FFA. She also served as the FFA Field Day chair earlier this year, which provided her a tremendous amount of organizational and communication skills.  

The College of Agriculture is something that Segoviano holds close to her heart. She has built many friendships and professional relationships through the strong community she has created there.  

“This college has helped me build my confidence, personal growth, and skill set. I am so fortunate with the amazing group of people that I can count on in my community. I have also increased my knowledge about agriculture, which will help me become a better teacher for my future students,” Segoviano said.  

One of Segoviano’s favorite memories in the College of Agriculture is attending the Puerto Rico Exploration trip in January of this year. The trip was geared towards comparing and contrasting California agriculture with Puerto Rican agriculture.  

“This was a once in a lifetime experience of being immersed in agriculture and culture,” Segoviano said. “I enjoyed the agricultural tours and being able to learn from my peers.” 

Segoviano’s biggest mentors are Alyssa Schager and Thomas Henderson, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture. She has worked closely with both professors for the past four years.  

“I look up to both faculty members because they have taught me what a good educator looks like. Both are so focused on student success, and they truly care about my well-being,” Segoviano said.  

Outside of academics, she enjoys leather tooling, spending time outdoors, and gardening. She is looking forward to starting the credential program this fall. Her goal is to become a high school agriculture teacher in Northern California then pursuing a master’s degree in agriculture education.