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The Agricultural Biology (Ag Bio) Club

The Agricultural Biology (Ag Bio) Club was founded to promote unity among Ag
Bio majors with interests in Entomology and Environmental Health. Ag Bio Club welcomes all majors to come to the meetings. Club meetings are posted in 2-126 and on the Ag Bio Club board.

The major event the club focuses on is the Insect Fair held in alongside the Pumpkin Festival every third weekend in October. Many members and those dedicated to going on the club's biennial trip to countries in Southeast Asia need to volunteer up to 40 hours of help at the Insect Fair. The 40 hours of volunteer time will pay for your plane ticket and lodging expenses on the next trip. In previous years, the Insect Fair and Reptile Fair were held separately, but are now combined. So, in addition to bugs at the Insect Fair, there will also be a few reptiles. We hope that you come join the fun too!

We have an excellent advisor and instructor of Ag Bio, Dr. Richard Kaae who has been an Ag Bio instructor at Cal Poly Pomona for a lengthy amount of time. Dr. Kaae (869-2183 or rskaae@csupomona.edu) is a good advisor to contact for Insect Fair information and questions regarding the biennial club trip.

2010-11 Officers

President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Ag Council Rep:

Los Robles Back To Top

The Los Robles Horticulture Club is open to all students of all majors in all colleges, and we welcome anyone with our common interest to join us in membership. Last year we had 30 members, a far cry from the original 9 founding members in 1940. Club meetings are held in Building 2 Room 201 on alternating Thursdays.

Los RancherosBack To Top

Established in 1958, Los Rancheros serves students majoring, or with an interest, in agronomy or soil science. Active members may become members of the Student Activities Subdivision of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). Los Rancheros sponsors the College of Agriculture 's annual Pumpkin Festival, proceeds of which help support Los Rancheros, the Crops Judging Team, and the farm throughout the year.

Los Rancheros is also an active member of Ag Council, participating in many college wide activities each quarter. Los Rancheros sends members to state and national conferences and on field trips to various production and research organizations.

The Crops Judging team studies plant and pest identification, general agronomic practices, equipment identification and agricultural mathematics for the annual NACTA competition. NACTA is a large agricultural college competition, usually taking place back east. Students join Los Rancheros to take leadership opportunities, make industry contacts, and meet new friends with common interests.

2010-11 Officers

President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer: 

Ag Council Rep: 

Historian: 

Advisor: Dan Hostetler, 2-209, (909) 869-2189 (dghostetler@csupomona.edu)

The Turf ClubBack To Top

The Turf Club’,  or by its official title, the Cal Poly Pomona Student Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendent's Association of America, is unique among student clubs because of its association with its parent organization. The GCSAA serves to advance the profession of the golf course superintendent and is, by itself, an international organization with over 30,000 members. Local chapters, such as the California Golf Course Superintendent's Association (CGCSA), the Southern California (GCSASC), the Hi-Lo, and the San Diego Chapters of the GCSAA, provide liaison to the "National," in addition to educational seminars and social functions. The Turf Club is recognized by the "National" as a local chapter, and affords students an opportunity to gain access to the profession that is invaluable and otherwise unobtainable.  The Turf Club also maintains a connection to the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), for students interested in venues outside the golf course industry.

The Turf Club participates in numerous activities during the year, each unique in function and form. The reasons for participation are as varied as the events themselves, but all can be linked to a few common themes. The club establishes links to the community through volunteering at local events and performing a variety of community service projects.  Links to the golf course industry are strengthened by attending monthly Southern California chapter meetings, and by the club's participation in events such as the Landscape, Turf and Equipment Expo.  In recent years, the club has won top honors with the establishment of an antique turf equipment display.  Additionally, the Turf Club establishes a link with the university through the annual Cal Poly Pumpkin Festival.

The club participates in the Golf Industry Show, where the club participates in the annual collegiate Turf Bowl Competition.  As the club gets stronger, so does our presence at the GIS, and so does the amount of the support we can give our members.  We are always looking for fun events.  One of the perks of being so closely connected to the golf industry is the opportunity to play golf at local courses.  We have several courses throughout California managed by graduates of Cal Poly, and they are always willing to host our club for a round of golf.

The Turf Club’s mission is to provide Cal Poly Pomona students and associates, interested in pursuing a career in golf turf, sports turf, and turf irrigation, a platform from which they can: 1) network among industry professionals; 2) apply and compete for turf-related scholarships; 3) seek out and complete golf course internships, and 4) seek out and participate in non-traditional educational opportunities.

Club Dues:  At the beginning of each year (Fall quarter) club dues are $25/year.  After the Fall quarter, dues run $15/qtr. (excluding Summer)

The Turf Club meets every other Thursday from noon to 1 PM in 2-201.  Free lunch is always provided.

2010 - 11 Executive Board

President:

Vice President:                 
Secretary:                   
Treasurer:                  

Advisors

Kelly Parkins Kelly Parkins, 2-210, (909) 869-2989

Dr. Ramesh Kumar  rkumar@csupomona.edu , 45-107, (909) 869-2085Back To Top