Welcome to the Agricultural Science Virtual Tour

Our major is for people who are into all aspects of agriculture and want to either teach it or be a manager in an Ag-related industry. Many of us were in FFA (Future Farmers of America) in high school. Now as part of our class work and clubs, we get to mentor FFA kids who are just like we were. We also do community service projects. First we learn by doing, then we teach by doing.

Classes and Labs

Animals, plants and bugs: We study it all and learn by doing.

Animals, plants and bugs: We study it all and learn by doing.

Which areas of Ag are you interested in? We study it all, and also pick a specialty. Plant Sciences. Animal Science. Crop ecology. Horticulture. Arthropods – including good bugs for sustainable pest control. Agribusiness enterprise management. You get a chance to do everything.

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Helping raise foals at the Kellogg Horse Center

Helping raise foals at the Kellogg Horse Center

This is really horse heaven. We students help operate this on-campus horse ranch as we learn about breeding and feeding. You can work with other livestock too, we have herds of cattle, goats, sheep and pigs.

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Agriscapes, greenhouses and 1,500 acres of farmland

Agriscapes, greenhouses and 1,500 acres of farmland

We learn about sustainable agriculture on 1,500 acres of farmland. You can grow fruit and horticultural plants and sell them at our Farm Store. Our vermaculture team raises our own worms for soil science. Agriscapes is our amazing educational and research center – watch the video.

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Clubs and Events

Our Ag Field Day for 500 high school FFA members

Our Ag Field Day for 500 high school FFA members

The Ag Ed club organizes and runs the annual Ag Field Day for over 500 high school FFA (Future Farmers of America) members. As part of our coursework we set up the competitions (like Floriculture, Light Horse Judging, an Ag science fair, and Trailer Backing), supervise over 50 volunteers, and give out the awards. We teach, learn and have fun.

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Mentoring at the State FFA leadership conference

Mentoring at the State FFA leadership conference

The Ag Ed Club attends the annual State FFA Leadership Conference held at Fresno State. Thousands of high school FFA members from across the state attend. We get hands-on teaching experience by putting on workshops to improve FFA member leadership skills.

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Other Cool Stuff

Ag Science - Student Teaching

Ag Science - Student Teaching

Our major puts you on the fastest possible track to a teaching credential. We get lots of hands-on experience educating students (and adults and kids) as part of community service programs and fun events. We work with FFA at Ag Field Day and the State Leadership Conference. And get real classroom experience as well. There’s a demand for Ag educators who graduate from our program – nice to know!

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