March 6, 2015

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo

Cal Poly Students Shine at Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students shined recently at the California Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet, with Kenna Lewis, a third-year agricultural communications major, claiming the title of 2015 California Champion.

Cal Poly students delivered a stellar performance in the face of fierce competition, ultimately earning the Outstanding Team award. The team was comprised of agricultural communications majors Harrison Reilly, Riley Nilsen, Ariana Joven and Kenna Lewis.

Lewis will compete in the national event in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2016.

The California Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers is a program for agriculturists between the ages of 18 and 35 who are actively involved in production and affiliated professions.

About Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, comprehensive polytechnic university. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative students ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, including ranchland, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology.

Photo information: Cal Poly Students at the Young Farmers and Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet: (left to right) Harrison Reilly, Riley Nilsen, Kenna Lewis, and Ariana Joven

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