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Dee Jordan Donates $29.4 Million

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Our Mission

In 1979, several faculty, alumni and friends of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology had a million-dollar idea -- to start a foundation that would benefit, promote and support the college and its programs. The supporters set out to raise $1 million in endowed scholarships. Today, the Ag One Foundation has raised more than $19.5 million in endowed funds.

Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 4,400 students with more than $6.2 million in scholarships and program support. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Ag One will provide more than $700,000 to deserving students and programs. For a complete list of endowments, click here.

In Memory of Ruben "R.E." Pahl

Ruben and Bonnie Pahl

Ag One, the Jordan College and Fresno State lost a dear friend, Mr. Ruben "R.E." Pahl on August 15, 2018. During the Korean War he enlisted in the US Air Force and was assigned to Castle Air Force Base where he was a member of a B- 50 Bomber flight crew. After active duty, Ruben completed his education at Fresno State and received a bachelor's degree in Plant Science and Viticulture. He was a student of Professor Vincent E. Petrucci and later a graduate instructor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State. He was a key volunteer for Ag One's Turf Day Golf Classic for a number of years. Ruben was a longtime supporter of the college and lifelong friend of Vince Petrucci, the two continued to attend Fresno State Football Tailgates even in their 80's. His passion for Fresno State was an inspiration to many.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the Ag One Foundation for support of students majoring in the Department of Viticulture and Enology in Ruben's name. Click for more information.

Jordan Agricultural Research Center

Bridging academic research with practical education

As the flagship university in the top agricultural region in the world, Fresno State is a fitting home for a world-class research center to discover and investigate the most advanced concepts and practices of agriculture, food and natural resources. The new Jordan Agricultural Research Center at Fresno State will foster collaboration between some of the brightest minds in agriculture, engineering, science and mathematics. The 30,000-square-foot facility is reinventing Fresno State as a leading research institution for decades to come.

President's Commission on the Future of Agriculture

The Commission on the Future of Agriculture issued its report on May 9, 2014 with several key recommendations to enhance and build the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The full report is available here

Important Date

November 29, 2018 - Trap Shoot, Kingsburg Gun Club

March 27, 2019 - Common Threads Awards Luncheon