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University Farm 60th Anniversary

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The University Farm was established in 1960 through the efforts of its namesake, Senator Paul L. Byrne. The facility supports classes in agriculture in the same way a chemistry lab supports its discipline. Whether participating in class labs or working as part-time employees, thousands of students have benefited from the University Farm.

The farm serves more than just students. Farmers and ranchers benefit from research conducted on the farm, and the farm’s produce and meat sales have long been popular in the Chico community.

The University Farm serves as an educational opportunity for grade-school students as well. Thousands of children tour the farm annually. For most of them it is their first exposure to live farm animals and hands-on interaction with farming.

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, all gifts received in honor of the Farm's 60th Anniversary will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000.

Donations are applied to...

University Farm Annual Fund: To discover, share, and disseminate knowledge of integrated agricultural and environmental systems to students, the agricultural community, and society.

Why are donations necessary?

Agriculture can’t be learned solely from a textbook. That’s why our University Farm is so important to our educational program. It’s the place where our students literally get their hands dirty putting into practice the concepts they learn in the classroom.

Thanks To Our Recent Donors!