Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture

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Cal Poly Pomona
College of Agriculture
Cal Poly Pomona university seal.png
Motto Instrumentum Disciplinae (Latin: "Application of Knowledge")
Established 1938
Type Public College
Space Grant[1]
Dean Lester Young
Academic staff 47
Students 1,000
Postgraduates 70[2]
Location Pomona (pop. 152,631),[3]
California California,
United States United States
Campus Building 2 - College of Agriculture,
Building 45 - Agricultural Engineering
Colors Green and Gold          [4]
Mascot Billy Bronco
Affiliations ABET
Cal Poly Pomona
California State University
Website Cal Poly Pomona - Agriculture

The Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture is the college of agriculture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) located in Pomona, California, United States. Founded in 1938, the college offers instruction in 12 majors and 11 options leading to the bachelor of science degree. Over 700 acres (2.8 km2) of university-owned land are available for pastures, crops, groves, and ornamental plantings.

Academic programs[edit]

Majors[edit]

The College of Agriculture grants 12 majors.

Options:
    • Equine Industries
    • Animal Agribusiness
    • Pre-Veterinary Science/Graduate School
Options:
    • Apparel Production
    • Fashion Retailing
Options:
    • Dietetics
    • Nutrition Science

Admissions[edit]

First-Time Freshmen Profile[5]
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Enrollment
178
217
218
280
222
215
162
275
243
Average GPA
3.37
3.30
3.29
3.37
3.38
3.42
3.43
3.39
3.51
Average SAT (out of 1600)
991
974
938
986
1017
1045
1073
1032
1047


Facilities[edit]

View of the College of Agriculture main building (background)

The vast arrangement of buildings comprising the college of Agriculture are located throughout various locations on campus. Building 2 and building 45 house the majority of classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices, as well as in the college of environmental design - building 7.[6]

  • Production units which include a citrus packing house and meat science processing laboratory.
  • Farm store and landscape nursery
  • 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of green houses and shade houses.
  • 700 acres (2.8 km2) devoted to pastures, crops, groves, and ornamental plantings.
  • Livestock units that house cattle, swine, and sheep.
  • Pine Tree Ranch, a 53 acres (0.21 km2) citrus and avocado ranch in Santa Paula, Ventura Country.
  • W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. A modern horse breeding, training, and showing facility.
  • Equine Research Center. A center specializing in the research of equine nutrition, physiology, and management of all horse breeds.
  • Apparel Technology and Research Center. A research center which provides outreach education and resource information service to the apparel and sewn products industry.
  • Center for Turf, Irrigation, and Landscape Technology (CTILT). Center focused on landscape and irrigation research and development.
  • The Center for Antimicrobial Research and Food Safety, which addresses foodborne pathogens.
  • The Westwind Ranch, 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) located in the city of Chino. A center for forage and grain production for livestock and dairy industry.
  • The Spadra Ranch, 125 acres (0.51 km2). Devoted to vegetable and fruit production as well as a home to student and faculty research projects. Its organic production enterprise encompasses 10 acres (0.040 km2) of the ranch producing certified organic fruits and vegetables for the farm store and farmers markets.
  • Agriscapes, directly across the street from the main campus, is a showcase facility featuring classrooms, a visitor center, a farm store, and a new ornamental horticulture unit. Over 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of greenhouse supports research and production of edible and ornamental plants, the Raymond Burr Orchid Collection, Weeks Roses research and rose breeding facilities, hydroponic production, and plans for a future conservatory.
  • A Model Agriculture Education Classroom is housed in building 2 for application-based hands on learning dedicated to developing the skills of students preparing to enter agricultural education professions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Space Grant Consortium Affiliates". California Space Grant Consortium. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ CSUMentor - Explore Campuses - Campus Facts - Cal Poly Pomona
  3. ^ "Pomona, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  4. ^ "University Typefaces and Colors". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Office of Public Affairs. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Just the Facts". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  6. ^ "College of Agriculture - Facilities". College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona. Retrieved 2009-10-05.