Winter 2018

The Effect of Photoperiod and Light Intensity on Leafy Green Production in an Aquaponics versus Hydroponics Control

Sean Foster is a graduate student and research assistant in the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE) Department. Prior to Cal Poly he earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, with a focus on neuroscience from UC Santa Barbara. Foster is now working on his thesis.

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BRAE Graduate Explores the Art of Engineering

Cal Poly alumnus Kyle Feist grew up in Elk Grove, California, working at his family’s custom woodworking shop. He enrolled at Cal Poly in 2004 as an art and design major but after sitting in the stands during the 2005 Cal Poly Tractor Pull and speaking with BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE) Department faculty, Feist realized that agricultural engineering was the direction he wanted to go.

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A Letter from the Department Head

Department Head Peter Livingston shares a brief update on recent department activities as the Spring quarter commences.

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Hay Bale Capstone Project

Lecturers G.W. Bates and Garrett Forbes led the equipment engineering and agricultural systems management (BRAE 442/419) class with a capstone project of creating a round hay bale feeder. 

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AES Career Fair

The Ag Engineering Society (AES) hosted the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department career fair Feb. 7-8 in the Cal Poly Farm Shop located on the southern end of campus. For more than 30 years, this event has been held at Cal Poly for Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Systems Management students to connect with industry partners.

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Capstone Presentations

Seniors majoring in both Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering (BRAE) and Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) presented their final capstone projects in March.

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Poly Royal Tractor Pull and Alumni Event 

The 39th annual Poly Royal Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Saturday, April 14,  in the pasture across from the Cal Poly Crops Unit on Mt. Bishop Road.

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