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Chico High Future Farmers Of America pumpkin patch returns after five years

Hayrides are offered for a drive around the pumpkin patch. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 15, 2018

For the entirety of their summer vacation, anywhere from one to eight students came out to the field for a few hours every Monday through Friday, to individually pull out weeds growing between pumpkins and tend to the crop.“We were out here almost every day just to get rid of the weeds, they were...

Chico State student elected national President of Future Farmers of America

Holbert will lead the FFA 2017-2018. Image courtesy of Breanna Holbert.

Christian Solis

November 8, 2017

Breanna Holbert, from Chico State, became the first African-American woman president to lead the 2017-2018 Future Farmers of America.Holbert, an agriculture education major, is excited to continue giving back to the organization that changed her life on a national level, she said.She started participating in ...

Chico State hosts 25 events for FFA field day

University Farm held the 47th annual FFA Field Day on Saturday. Photo courtesy Chico State

Katherine Feaster

March 14, 2015

Chico State’s College of Agriculture hosted its 47th Annual California Statewide National FFA Organization Field Day on Saturday where high school students participated in various contests from identifying plants to working with welding. The college teamed up with the Agriculture Natural Resource...

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