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NAMA team hopes to renew excitement for agricultural marketing at Cal Poly

This winter quarter, eight agribusiness students will start working on a marketing challenge: to promote a robotics company that makes products to help harvest produce.  These students are members of Cal Poly’s National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) team. They will create a business marketing strategy for the robotics client, and present it at a national competition […]

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Cal Poly faculty participate in annual ‘Climate Solutions Now’ conference

The Initiative of Climate Leadership and Resilience (ICLR) hosted their annual Climate Solutions Now conference, an event coordinated across 12 different industries featuring professionals speaking on climate change and sustainability.  Cal Poly professors and alumni presented their work on various tracks within sustainability, including agriculture and agribusiness, campus facilities and operations and climate communication and […]

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Brookshire Farm brings ‘agri-entertainment’ to San Luis Obispo

Big, small, orange, white… Brookshire Farms sells all sorts of pumpkins and gourds throughout October while also offering entertainment for all ages. From hayrides, to pumpkin patches, to corn cannons, co-owner of Brookshire Farms, Sean Callaway, shares what the farm calls “agro-entertainment.” The farm offers a wide range of different agricultural items and activities for […]

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Microgreen business provides insight to student entrepreneurship at Cal Poly

Random roommates in Cal Poly’s residence halls might consider themselves close friends after spending an entire year together — yet even fewer do roommates become business partners. Business junior Emmanuel Rivera-Romo and public health senior Ethan Tse started as strangers, but now run a microgreen startup together.  The two were able to start a successful […]

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Horses trained by students, sold by students: The Quarter Horse Enterprise and Cal Poly Performance Horse Sale

Smooth and Snappy. Nine Ball Wild Card. Cowboys Fancy Sage. Wednesday Corona. WW Colonel Hawkinson. Hes All Wright. Miss Jackson. Smooth Jaguar. Bullet Proof Boon. Willie Was Colonel. Call Me A Pepto.  What could all of these words have in common? These are the official registered names of some of the horses that will be […]

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Cal Poly students win first at National Grocers Association Case Study competition

Cal Poly Agricultural Business students won first place for the second year in a row at a student case study competition, which allowed students the opportunity to address real-world issues currently impacting the food industry. The team consisted of four seniors –– Carsen Beckwith, Kaylee Earnshaw, Megan Poyar and Brittney Tran –– and was advised […]

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Coronavirus canceled the 80th Poly Royal, but the work that went into it was a labor of love

Child development senior Kassidy Hamer has ridden horses since before she can remember. Following in her parents’ footsteps of riding, farming and ranching, she continued the legacy as a part of the renowned rodeo team at Cal Poly. “[Riding is] just kind of part of my lifestyle,” Hamer said. This year would have been Hamer’s […]



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