The Agribusiness Marketing Team won a $20,000 scholarship in the HSI Scholarship Competition sponsored by Sam’s Club. The scholarship was awarded to the three-member team and faculty advisor for a proposal on marketing Sam’s Club to Hispanics.
When someone suggested to Dr. Nancy Merlino that the food marketing team promote Cal Poly Pomona’s Horsehill Wine for the 2010 competition, she immediately saw it as a unique opportunity. Not only was it a real (and award-winning) product, but it was CPP produced and soon to be available at the Farm Store. So, in the 2009 Fall quarter, preparations began for the College of Agriculture’s participation in the 2010 Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition (WCFMC). The WCFMC is the brainchild of Dr. Merlino and was first held in March 2005.
Cal Poly Pomona's “Gluten Freedom” team won at the Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee (BESAC) Conference for its presentation on a gluten-free cookie. Held in Costa Mesa April 29 to May 1, the conference includes a statewide competition for teams to present ideas to improve business, academics and curriculum. Each contestant is graded by their peers.
Members of the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division were on campus for just four days of instruction, but the knowledge they gained -- and the ties they forged with the university -- could change lives in war-torn Afghanistan. The 18 soldiers of the Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) are part of an Army counterinsurgency effort to diminish the Taliban's influence by showing Afghan farmers how to grow better crops and raise more productive livestock. Agriculture Professor Jon Phillips, who led the crash course, covered everything from crops to irrigation to transportation, but perhaps the most important consideration, he says, is the cultural context.
Agribusiness Marketing team at the HSI Scholarship Competition sponsored by Sam’s Club
Specialist Kathy Tanson learns about improving agriculture practices in Afghanistan.
Professor Broc Sandelin talks with members of the 40th Infantry Division about care of cattle.
Staff Sergeant James Yellis learns about cow digestion.