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College of Agriculture hosts first university farm open house

College of Agriculture hosts first university farm open house

Alejandra Fraga

April 13, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

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. "We're hoping to make it an annual tradition, ...

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Molly Sullivan

May 9, 2016


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The Chico State Stockdog Association is holding a fundraiser. The association is a student organization based in the College of Agriculture that trains dogs in herding, agility and obedience. They are currently fundraising so they can take their dogs to a trainer in the Bay Area to learn goat herding. Th...

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Amelia Storm and George Johnston

May 3, 2016


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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 of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

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

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

Nicole Santos

March 24, 2015


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While most kids prefer to play with dolls, Natalie Holmberg-Douglas preferred her microscope. Holmberg-Douglas, a senior biochemistry and animal science major, is part of a research group in the chemistry department that is conducting cancer research. “I work with Dr. Arpin and am working on a proje...

Agriculture dean search narrowed to 3

Agriculture dean search narrowed to 3

Ernesto Rivera

October 17, 2014


Filed under Administration, News

The College of Agriculture has narrowed its search for a new dean to three candidates, all from out-of-state universities. Dave Daley, University Farm administrator, is currently serving as interim dean after the previous dean Jennifer Fox retired in June. The candidates are: Dr. Karen Jon...

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

Yessenia Funes

February 10, 2014


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The California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project has completely halted water delivery due to the drought. Water will not be delivered to its 29 public water distributors because of the current drought, said Ted Thomas, an information officer at the Department of Water Resources. An exception to this change is...

Farm bill may harvest money for agriculture program

Farm bill may harvest money for agriculture program

Madison Holmes

February 4, 2014


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Additional funding may come to Chico State's College of Agriculture after a farm bill was voted through the House of Representatives on Jan. 29. The bill comes after a two-year impasse between the Democratic and Republican parties and authorized $1 trillion in spending on farm subsidies and nutrition programs....

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014


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This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

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