California State University, Chico

Contact Information

Sarah DeForest – Director of Advancement, College of Agriculture


Phone: 530-898-3737

College of Agriculture
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0440




Amount of Current Endowment



Special Needs/Requests

Did you know that you can support agriculture education and possibly receive a tax deduction by donating new or used equipment?

Here are some items that we will need to equip our Farmstead Creamery and Farm Store:

(Note: all of the items that are listed on our “Wish List” are available on a 2-page PDF flyer.  Please click on the Farmstead Creamery and Farm Store “wish list” image below)







“Wish List” Items

Milk Receiving Room:

3,000 gallon refrigerated receiving tank
Piping/duct system
Milk receiving pump

Mechanical Room:

Boiler unit
CIP unit for cleaning the entire system
COP tank
One Sudmo sanitary product pump and CIP valves
Compressor unit

Raw Milk Room:

Three 300 gallon blend tanks
One 500 gallon skim tank
300 gallon HTST pasteurizer system or
AGC plate heat exchanger/Heater/Cooler/ Balancing tank/ HTST pump/valves
Fristam mixer unit – inline mixing, blending
Raw cream storage tank
Cream storage tank and pasteurizer

Pasteurized Milk Room:
Yogurt filler
Vat Pasteurizers for old-style milk products
Federal 6 valve bottle filler
Ice cream freezer
Ice cream blast freezer
Yogurt processing tank
Cheese vats – two 300 gallon and Platform
One Fristam product pump
Miscellaneous piping and hangers
Stainless steel processing tables
Carts and racks
Cheese molds and presses

Dry Storage:
Boxing equipment
Boxing station for on-line sales
Hand pallet jacks to maneuver pallets


Milk quality equipment:
pH meters
LPC/SPC plate counter and incubations equipment
Components testing
Microbial testing

Farm Store:
Wall freezers/Bench style freezers/Wall coolers
Display case for cheese
Freezer for ice cream bar
Cash register/computer

2000 gallon transport tanker
Refrigerated truck for deliveries to distributors
Classroom equipment – fully mediated classroom, tables, chairs, white board, screen
Water reclamation equipment for waste water – irrigation end use
Office equipment – desks, copier, FAX, chairs, cabinets

Additional Needs:
Internship opportunities for students
Nut processing and packaging equipment

If you can help with donating any of these items please contact Sarah DeForest –

Upcoming Events

Scholarship Recognition Reception – April 4, 2013


California State University, Chico Scholarship recipients, 2012