Virtual Tour and Photo Gallery

Welcome to the College of Agriculture Virtual Tour

The College of Ag literally surrounds Cal Poly Pomona. Horses in pastures. 1,500 acres of farmland with fruit trees and grain. We "learn by doing" cutting-edge sustainable agriculture, food research and apparel merchandising. Every major is very hands-on. There’s lots of contact with potential employers: events, research, internships. What’s really cool is how much like a family everybody is: faculty, staff and students.

Classes and Labs

Horses running through pastures.

1,500 acres of pastures, fruit trees and a famous horse farm

Cal Poly Pomona is surrounded by our farm country, with horses galloping in fields, hillside vineyards, and green pastures with cows grazing. All this "belongs" to us in the College of Ag. We’re even the ones behind various areas of the landscaping.

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Corn field.

We learn by doing, with plants, animals, food and fashion.

Our favorite thing is "Learning by doing" hands-on in classes, labs and special projects like testing crop varieties for yields, developing healthier snacks, presenting business plans for "green" products, or creating a new clothing line.

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Food scientist.

Scientists can
geek out :)

People who were into science in high school have unlimited ways to geek out. Biology, chemistry, biochem and genetics, in action!

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Clubs and Events

Veterinarian performing an ultrasound

Ultrasound for a grizzly and other community activities

Our clubs get us involved with each other and the community. Petting zoos and pet therapy for kids and the elderly. Saving wildlife (the grizzly is OK now). Mentoring FFA members…and students from Japan. Demonstrating food experiments at the LA County Fair.

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Fashion show

Our fashion shows rock

Surprised? Our College of Ag has the best Apparel Merchandising and Management program in the West. We retail our creations on campus and put on runway shows for the whole University.

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Professors with pie on their face at Spring Fling

Fun at Spring Fling

The Ag Council is an organization made up of representatives from all the Ag student clubs, but we’re not all serious. We put on the Spring Fling to celebrate the year’s end. Those are professors with pies in the face!

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Other Cool Stuff

CPP president kisses a piglet

It’s a family affair.

The College of Ag is like a big family. We help the whole University get into the spirit, like the CPP President at our "Kiss a Farm Animal" Day. Check out this photo album of a few ways students and faculty play together.

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Tractor show

Our Pumpkin Festival and Tractor Show are famous

Over 30,000 people attend our famous Pumpkin Festival in the Fall. Families pick their own pumpkins and play games at booths run by Ag student clubs. But our Antique Tractor and Car Show is getting almost as popular.

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Students pitch in on Ag Beautification day

Everyone pitches in

Every year the whole College of Ag, including faculty and staff, helps out with a big improvement project on "Ag Beautification" day. Our projects have varied from renovating barns, to enhancing the apparel production lab, and we’ve even cleaned up the swine unit together.

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