California drought scorches Learn By Doing

While the drought has prevented students from gaining practical experience, it hasn’t stopped students from wanting to learn by doing.

Ag community looking for better labeling proposition

Erin Springer Special to the Mustang Daily Cal Poly agricultural communicators celebrated when Proposition 37, aimed at labeling genetically engineered products, was defeated at the beginning of this month. However, department members are in support of drafting a better proposition…

Mad cow not a threat to Cal Poly cows

The fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, in the U.S. was confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a dairy cow carcass from Tulare County on April 24. The infected animal did not…

The 'Permaculture' movement

In the past 10 years, it has become “cool” and “hip” to care about our planet. Almost every store has at least a dozen items promoting their sustainability or earth-friendly packaging model. Many generations before us cared deeply about the…

Students take second in horticulture competition

Cal Poly students took second place out of 64 competing schools at the 36th Annual Student Career Days competition, an event held for horticulture students across the nation. The three-day competition took place at Kansas State University March 22 to 25, with…

Cal Poly agriculture students — Where are they now?

[box]The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences produces some of the top agriculture graduates throughout the country, but what are some of the interesting careers available to them?[/box] Breanne Harlan Dairy science junior Harlan went to the Fall career…