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College of Agriculture hosts first university farm open house

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Flyer showcasing the 'Wildcat Day on the Farm' event. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Flyer showcasing the 'Wildcat Day on the Farm' event. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Flyer showcasing the 'Wildcat Day on the Farm' event. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

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Chico State’s College of Agriculture organized its first ever “Wildcat Day on the Farm” event this Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., consisting of 75 to 100 volunteers.

The open house featured guided tractor tours, food trucks, plant sales, games and prizes.

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Check-in sign for ‘Wildcat Day on the Farm’. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

“We’re hoping to make it an annual tradition, we just have realized over the years that so many people on campus, faculty, staff and students don’t even realize we have a farm,” said Sarah DeForest, Director of External Relations for the College of Agriculture.

Farm

Families and students checking out the piglets at the ‘Wildcat Day on the Farm’ event Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

Tours

Guided tractor tours led by College of Agriculture students. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

The event was free of cost and open to the public but had a main focus on the campus community, “We’re probably the most diversified farm in Northern California with all that we have to offer here., said Deforest. “It’s 800 acres and tries to give students in agriculture the option to get their hands dirty while they are going through their education here.”

Ranch

Chico State farm showcasing its cattle. Photo credit: Alejandra Fraga

The university farms also hosts public tours on the third Friday of every month at 2 p.m.

Alejandra Fraga can be reached at [email protected] or @alifragster on Twitter.

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