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Funding is down on California's college farms

Aug 7, 2011 10:25:19 PM- latimes.com
Cal Poly Pomona's and Cal State Fresno's livestock don't take summer vacation. So as schools scale back agriculture programs amid budget cuts, they rely more on volunteers and market sales.

The cattle, sheep and horse herds are smaller these days on the 700-acre farm operated by Cal Poly Pomona in the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Buildings and equipment need updating, and the farm and ranch depend more than before on volunteers and donations.

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