College of Agriculture's Open House Brings Many to Campus


College of Agriculture's Open House Brings Many to Campus
More than 850 people visited Cal Poly Pomona during the College of Agriculture's open house.
Prospective students look at seeds and grain during the open house.
The open house exposes people to all aspects of the college's educational offerings.

A remarkable turnout of more than 850 guests attended the College of Agriculture's fun-filled open house earlier this month. The event gave visitors an opportunity to explore the college's academic programs through informative and interactive events.

Fall applicants, high school juniors, and their friends and families were invited to the open house, which also coincided with national Ag Day activities. The itinerary encouraged guests to explore the Cal Poly Pomona campus with diverse events scheduled in four different locations.

Special agricultural-focused activities included dog CPR and an insect fair. Guests observed how scientists work together to produce new and innovative food products, and they were also put to the test to attempt identifying the seeds of common plants.

The open house allowed guests to have a sense of what the university has to offer as a whole. Tours were conducted in the residence halls and throughout the campus. The club fair showed how people can get involved on campus; the research fair displayed the projects of different faculty and students; and the student services fair set up staff members to further clarify questions about Cal Poly Pomona.

Special guests and speakers intermingled with open house attendees, including representatives from the Peace Corps, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Dairy Council of California.

The lively day on March 8 ended at AGRIscapes, where people were able to rejuvenate with food samples from the Farm Store and an In-N-Out lunch. Here, guests could view a healthy-cooking demonstration and tour the new greenhouse.

To learn more about the College of Agriculture, visit http://www.cpp.edu/~agri/.