October 22, 2015

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo

MEDIA ALERT — Cal Poly Student Clubs to Connect with Community at Annual Farm City Night Oct. 22

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Student clubs in Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences will meet with community members to help bridge the farm-to-fork gap from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the annual Farm City Night at the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market.

Club booths on Garden Street on both sides of Higuera Street will host games, prizes and other opportunities for community members to interact with Cal Poly students. The Cal Poly Tractor Club will also display the student-built Cal Poly tractor it uses to compete in tractor pulls throughout the state.

More than 25 student-run clubs, embracing Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy, operate within the college and serve a wide range of interests. The clubs are involved in the San Luis Obispo community and participate in an array of extracurricular activities, including competitions against other universities and interactions with industry professionals.

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 and Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals 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.

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