Student Success

Definition of Success

1 a: degree or measure of succeeding b: satisfactory completion of something c: the gaining of wealth, respect or fame 2: a person or thing that succeeds

Cal Poly Makes the Final Four at the Young Farmers and Ranchers Meet

A group of six Cal Poly students attended the California Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Meet on Dec. 4 in Anaheim. Three students advanced to the Elite 8 Round: agricultural communication senior Haley Warner, animal science junior Sarah Dreyer and agricultural business senior Blair Brookes. Warner and Dreyer advanced to the Final Four. “They worked hard to prepare and represented Cal Poly and CAFES with poise, dignity and talent,” said Professor Scott Vernon, who advised the group.


Cal Poly Wins First Place at Timber Sports Competition

Cal Poly’s logging team, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the Cal Conclave collegiate logging competition held Nov. 4 at Cal Poly. Twenty-four Cal Poly students competed in three teams of eight, based on a combination of ability, improvement and commitment to the competition. Professor Samantha Gill is the team’s advisor. Events included tree climbing, power saw (chainsaw), single and double buck with cross cut saws, obstacle pole, choker setting and more. Cal Poly bioresource and agricultural engineering junior Will Kraemer emerged as the top male competitor, winning the title “Bull of the Woods.”


Dairy Judging Team Earns Top Honors at Southwestern Livestock Exposition

Cal Poly’s dairy judging team earned the highest team ranking at the Fort Worth Stock Show Dairy Judging contest in Texas on Jan. 14. Fourteen teams representing many of the top college dairy programs in the nation competed, with Cal Poly placing as the High Team Overall. Cal Poly also placed first in reasons, first in the Jersey breed, second in Brown Swiss, and third in Holsteins. Individual team members also placed high, including sophomore Brandon Almeida, who received the High Individual Overall. Almeida placed first in Jerseys and was fifth in oral reasons. Senior Caitlin Lopes placed third in oral reasons and teammate Hannah Neer placed fourth in the same category.


Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show

Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show — the largest student-run exhibition of its kind in the U.S. — was held from Feb. 16-18, at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles. Western Bonanza began as a senior project in 1985 and has grown over the last three decades to be one of the largest and most successful student-run jackpot shows with more than 657 exhibitors and 4,000 entries. This year exhibitors from all over the Western United States showed their animal in one of four categories: beef, swine, sheep and goats. A management team of 30 Cal Poly students and more than 100 committee members host the junior livestock show annually. This is the event’s 34th year.


2018 Ag Showcase

The Agribusiness Management and National Agri-Marketing Association Club hosted the 29th annual Ag Showcase Jan. 18-19. The two-day career fair is organized solely by students. More than 100 companies attended the event, giving students the opportunity to network with company representatives from a wide range of fields in the industry. The event serves as one of the largest fundraisers for the club each year, with proceeds invested directly back to students. In 2017, more than $20,000 in scholarships were awarded from the showcase’s past proceeds.

Related Content