Ag Science Update with Sarah Hulick, Horticulture and Agriculture Technology Faculty
It's Harvest season at the Horticulture Center!
With all of our greenhouse and indoor growing systems it's harvest season all year long at the Cabrillo Horticulture and Agriculture Technology Center. Still, autumn or harvest season is a special time of abundance and renewal on the farm and in the nursery. Along with our bumper crop of winter squash the Organic Agriculture class harvested last week; we are celebrating that there are three Agriculture Plant Science A.S.T Cabrillo graduates in the CSUMB Plant and Soil Science B.S. degree program this year for the first time ever. The Cabrillo Agriculture Plant Science A.S.T is still a relatively new degree program, starting in 2017 and now has the newly launched, CSUMB Agricultural Plant and Soil Science B.S. as an option for transfer starting for the first time this Fall 2021. Further connection between faculty members at CSUMB and Cabrillo agriculture programs are leading to a strengths based collaboration with Cabrillo's high tech production systems and CSUMB's comprehensive laboratory abilities.
CSUMB and Cabrillo faculty members are working on developing the new talent pipeline into the combined programs by hosting a farm field day for high school students interested in Agriculture though the FARMS Leadership Program on December 9th at the Cabrillo Horticulture and Agriculture Technology Center. Cabrillo looks to further expand our Horticulture and Agriculture programs by creating a new AST degree in Agriculture Business. The planned launch date for the new Agriculture Business degree is late 2022. Here's to an abundant autumn!