Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Petting Farm Receives New Trailer, Thanks to Donors

Published Date: May 1, 2018 3:15:00 PM

The Cal Poly Pomona Petting Farm decal wrap thanking the Scritsmeier family for the new trailer.

The Cal Poly Pomona Petting Farm has a new trailer to haul its animals, thanks to an alumnus and his family.

Lyle Scritsmier may have graduated from the College of Business Administration, but his father owned and operated a swine farm in Ontario. Both of his parents worked on the Cal Poly Pomona campus for a time; his father, Lloyd Scritsmier, worked for the contractor that built the swine unit in Ag Valley.

In honor of their parents’ legacy, Lyle Scritsmier and his siblings decided to support the Huntley College of Agriculture and local community by contributing to the Cal Poly Pomona petting farm. The Scristmiers’ generosity helped purchase a new trailer for the petting farm, including the decal wrap, and will assist with programmatic expenses related with the petting farm’s visits to children in low-income schools.

In continuing the Cal Poly Pomona “learn by doing” model, Lyle Scritsmier also made a personal contribution to support stipends for Cal Poly Pomona students who work in the on-campus swine unit.

For more information about the Cal Poly Pomona Petting Farm, visit: http://www.cpp.edu/~agriscapes/petting-farm.html.