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Study Abroad in Costa Rica Provides Lessons in Sustainable Agriculture

Jul 25, 2017

Study Abroad in Costa Rica Provides Lessons in Sustainable Agriculture Fourteen Cal Poly Pomona students attended a three-week study abroad course this summer in Costa Rica to learn about tropical sustainable agriculture. The class was hosted by The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, known by its acronym, CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza) in Turrialba, two hours east of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. Students learned about coffee, bananas, coco and other tropical crops. The students also discussed and...


Horsehill Vineyards Wins Gold Medal at L.A. Wine Competition

Jun 12, 2017

Horsehill Vineyards Wins Gold Medal at L.A. Wine Competition Cal Poly Pomona’s latest Horsehill Vineyards vintage, a 2016 Zinfandel rosé, received gold medal recognition at the 2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. The annual event showcases the finest domestic and international vintages and is widely considered one of the most prestigious in the country. This year, 3,002 wines were received from 990 producers in 17 countries, and 661 submissions received gold medals. Horsehill Vineyards is a partnership between Cal Poly Pomona’s Don B....


Embracing Her Roots in Agriculture

Jun 01, 2017

Embracing Her Roots in Agriculture By Dan Lee Farming flows in Fabiola Perez’s blood. Both of her parents’ families have long worked in agriculture. And as a child growing up in Santa Maria, Calif., Perez helped her father work in the strawberry fields and grow sweet corn. “I love being out in the field,” Perez says. “I know how hard it is to be in the agricultural industry, but I also know how important it is.” On June 9, Perez will graduate from the Huntley College of Agriculture at Cal Poly Pomona with bachelor’s degrees in...


AMM Receives Software from Industry Leader

Apr 11, 2017

AMM Receives Software from Industry Leader Apparel merchandising and management students will have expanded access to cutting-edge software, thanks to an industry supporter. For the past eight years, Department of Apparel Merchandising & Management students have used AIMS360’s Enterprise Resource Planning software in an advanced apparel production lab class and then in their senior capstone simulation course in which they design and produce a fashion product line to sell in the Bronco Bookstore. Henry Cherner, the managing partner...


Kawamura and Soares to Receive Hicks Agricultural Achievement Award

Apr 07, 2017

Kawamura and Soares to Receive Hicks Agricultural Achievement Award A former state agriculture secretary and a prominent attorney are the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture’s honorees for this year’s Jim Hicks Agricultural Achievement Award. Former California Food & Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura and attorney George H. Soares are the first co-recipients of the award, which they will receive at the 3rd Annual Spring Harvest Dinner on Saturday, April 22. “Both of these men have accomplished much on behalf of California agriculture,” says Mary...


Research Trial Serves as Grounds to Plant Coffee

Mar 09, 2017

Research Trial Serves as Grounds to Plant Coffee Cal Poly Pomona brews beer and grows grapes for wine and oranges for freshly-squeezed juice. In a few years, you could add coffee to your shopping list. The Department of Plant Science has planted 13 different varieties of coffee from Honduras and El Salvador in a secluded spot on campus as part of a research trial to see which types can tolerate the range of temperatures in the Pomona area. “If it does well, the plan is to have our own Cal Poly Pomona variety of coffee to sell,” says Valerie...


Plant Science, Turf Management Student Headed to Super Bowl

Dec 12, 2016

Plant Science, Turf Management Student Headed to Super Bowl When Sean McLaughlin was 10 years old, his father taught him how to mow the lawns at their family’s Chino Hills home. For $5 a week, McLaughlin cut the grass where he played football with his brothers. Soon mowing the lawn became a point of pride for him: he wanted to make sure his family’s lawns were the best in the neighborhood. Today, McLaughlin is studying plant science at Cal Poly Pomona and preparing to travel next month to Super Bowl LI in Houston, where he will be the only college...


Poinsettias for Sale this Holiday Season at Cal Poly Pomona Greenhouses

Nov 18, 2016

Poinsettias for Sale this Holiday Season at Cal Poly Pomona Greenhouses The Plant Sciences Nursery will sell Cal Poly Pomona grown poinsettia plants for the holiday season for the first time in 13 years. The festive, red and green plants will be available for $10 each (including tax) at the AGRIscapes greenhouses starting Friday, Nov. 18. “We have about 3,000 poinsettias, and we’ll sell them until we run out,” says Monica Salembier, nursery manager. The nursery last sold poinsettias in 2003, when it had greenhouses on campus where the College of Business...


FLASHBACK: Former Ag. Student Kim Rhode Wins Sixth Olympic Medal

Nov 18, 2016

FLASHBACK: Former Ag. Student Kim Rhode Wins Sixth Olympic Medal Editor’s Note: Cal Poly Pomona is running a series of flashback stories this week in honor of the renaming of the College of Agriculture to the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. This story originally ran Aug. 15, 2016. Former College of Ag student Kim Rhode is bringing home her sixth Olympic medal in skeet shooting after participating in the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. She earned a bronze. Cal Poly Pomona to celebrate Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. Rhode, a onetime food...


FLASHBACK: College of Ag Partners With Nonprofit Petting Zoo

Nov 17, 2016

FLASHBACK: College of Ag Partners With Nonprofit Petting Zoo Editor’s Note: Cal Poly Pomona is running a series of flashback stories this week in honor of the renaming of the College of Agriculture to the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. This story originally ran Oct. 31, 2011.  After losing its home in Altadena, Danny’s Farm has found a new residence at Cal Poly Pomona. The nonprofit petting zoo has established its home base at the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation-supported animal science farm lab, and its mobile unit will travel around Los...