By Sarah Elkeaikati
Events for the College of Agriculture’s 70th anniversary kicked
off on Saturday where alumni, students, staff and family attended a
silent auction, reception and dinner in the Bronco Student Center.
Guests entered to the sound of a harpist playing throughout the
silent auction and reception.
Dozens of items lined the walls for guest viewing and purchase
during the auction. The campus Farm Store donated several
Other auction items included cases of the College of
Agriculture’s private wine label Horsehill Vineyards, gift cards, a
Cal Poly vintage jacket and an autographed photo of Elizabeth
A complete set of items from the historic-working Rabbit Ranch
of Northern Arizona was also up for sale and included a preserved
bull skull from the ranch.
All items were donated to the college and proceeds totaled
Informational poster boards during the reception were on display
showcasing the college’s accomplishments and student work.
Projects from the majors within the College of Agriculture were
displayed all around the room.
The evening ended with a video tribute to the college compiled
by its own students.
The second day of events included the Arabian horse show held at
the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.
Arabian horses were shown to a crowd of more than 200 guests.
The free show entertained the large crowds who were lucky enough
to avoid the light rain of the days before.
George Heras, a second-year communications student, has been
volunteering with the center for two years and participated in two
performances during the show alongside several students.
“I like volunteering [for the center] because I get to learn
about caretaking, feeding and basic horsemanship,” said
Jackie Camacho, a fourth-year Animal Science-Equine Science
major, showed Libertie, a 4-year-old trick horse born at the
center. Libertie impressed the crowd with her ability to push a
baby buggie, respond to questions with a nod or shake of the head
and bow down.
After the show, guests were invited to a barbeque at the Farm
Store where they viewed a video about the history of the
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College of Ag celebrates 70
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