SVS Ag Students Visit Chico State and Cal Poly

Agriculture students from Ms. Pommerening's class at Smith Valley Schools went on college tours at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Chico State University through a work-based learning grant.  

While at Cal Poly they got to see the campus during their Open House and met with professors from the Ag College to discuss course pathways depending on students’ areas of interest.  They learned about the different enterprises Cal Poly offers and toured the University Farm’s dairy unit, beef unit and equine unit.
 
While at Chico State they toured the campus and the dorms, met with the Ag College advisor and discussed possible courses and financial aid options to assist the students in paying out-of-state tuition.  They toured the University Farm’s swine unit, beef unit, dairy unit, sheep unit and meat processing unit.  At the sheep unit, they were able to meet with the sheep advisor to discuss animal nutrition classes that the pre-vet students may take at Chico State and were able to meet the UC Davis Veterinarian and his students as they were artificially inseminating ewes from Chico State’s farm and surrounding farms. The students were able to talk to Dr. McNabb and discuss possible choices of UC Davis’s Veterinarian School Program.
 
Ms. Pommerening says, "Both tours were fantastic for the students to see what other programs are available for pre-vet majors, ag mechanic majors animal nutrition majors and ag business majors. It was great for the students to meet the individuals they may be taught by and those that could potentially be advising them through college."
 
Cal Poly Beef Unit

Cal Poly Dairy Unit

Cal Poly Open House

Al Sheep at Chico State

Dr. McNabb speking at Chico State

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