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On Aug. 23, a couple of people are picking peaches off the rows of trees at the Chico State University Farm. Photo captured by Alejandro Mejia Mejia.

University Farm ‘U-Pick Peaches’ sells out on first day

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Editor-in-Chief // August 28, 2023

Chico State’s annual “U-Pick Peaches” event brought many to the University Farm where they sold out of peaches in the first four hours of the event. The farm has traditionally hosted this event...

Woman in red shirt and blue jeans grabbing an orange peach in a dense green orchard

New AG communication and leadership option sees first grads, looks to expand

Natalie Ernandes, Contributor // April 20, 2023

Michelle Borges committed to Chico State knowing she wanted to study agricultural communications and leadership. The problem? Chico State didn’t have the program she wanted. The solution? Borges...

Chico State College of Agriculture students in Puerto Rico in 2021 for a class trip. Photo courtesy of Michelle Borges.

Wildcats finding resilience in Puerto Rico

Melvin Bui and Mason Tovani // October 25, 2022

With only five years to rebuild after two severe hurricanes, Puerto Rico’s infrastructure wasn’t ready for Hurricane Fiona as flooding waterlogged agriculture land and power grid for two days from...

Randall Mattson, Co-owner of Richvale Natural Foods, stands at his booth for a picture. Mattson is a donor to the Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry. Photo by Noah Herbst, taken Sept. 25

Nut Festival brings community together, celebrates ag(ri)culture

Noah Herbst, Reporter // September 30, 2021

The 14th annual California Nut Festival returned this weekend after being postponed then canceled last year. The event attracted consumers and vendors alike to the Patrick Ranch Museum on Saturday. Attendees...

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

College of Agriculture hosts first university farm open house

Alejandra Fraga // April 13, 2018

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...

Nicole Marlin and her dog, Rider, were on campus April 5 to raise awareness of the Stockdog Associations fundraiser. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Molly Sullivan // May 9, 2016
The Chico Stockdog Association brings out their dogs for Chico State students.
Students took a field trip to learn about water usage in California. Photo courtesy of Heather Kirkendal

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Amelia Storm and George Johnston // May 3, 2016

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College...

Natalie Holmberg-Douglas,  a senior biochemistry and animal science major, is working with multiple colleges at Chico State to work with animals and research cures for cancer. Photo courtesy of Natalie Holmberg-Douglas.

Senior Spotlight: Scientist pursues passion for cancer research, animal care

Nicole Santos // March 24, 2015
Natalie Holmberg-Douglas is an active participant within the science community on campus.
Karen Jones, department chair for plant, soil and agricultural systems at Southern Illinois University, is one of three candidates for the dean of agriculture. Photo courtesy of Karen Jones.

Agriculture dean search narrowed to 3

Ernesto Rivera // October 17, 2014
All candidates come from out-of-state universities. There is no timeline as to when the decision will be made and a new dean will be hired.
David Daley, associate dean of College of Agriculture, University Farm administrator, discusses the impact of the water shortage.Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

Yessenia Funes // February 10, 2014
Due to the drought, the California Department of Water Resources cannot allocate water to its 29 public water distributors.
Dr. Jennifer Ryder Fox, Dean of the college of agriculture

Farm bill may harvest money for agriculture program

Madison Holmes // February 4, 2014
The passing of a House bill could mean big changes for Chico State's College of Agriculture
Inforgraphic by Liz Coffee

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee // January 29, 2014
The university will be ticketing guests at the graduation ceremony this year.
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