Ag Teachers Assoc. says COS program is outstanding

At the 86th Annual California Agriculture Teachers Association (CATA) Conference held in San Luis Obispo, the College of the Sequoias Agriculture Program was recognized as the Outstanding Community College Agriculture department for California. The award was presented during CATA's annual banquet.

This marks the second time COS has been recognized by the CATA. There are over 60 community colleges in the state that offer agriculture education and COS offers one of the most comprehensive.

The college operates a 500-acre school farm, equine and livestock units, ornamental horticulture facility and dairy herd and processing facility on Linwood Avenue and Walnut Street.

With an enrollment of over 1,000 students, the college has offered agriculture education for nearly 70 years.

Division Chair, Frank Tebeau and instructors Richard Harris, David DeSilva, Fernando Fernandez, David Mendonca and Bob Britton, along with several adjunct faculty inspire students to choose a career in California's leading industry, agriculture.

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