Dee Jordan Donates $29.4 Million


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 3,700 students with more than $2.7 million in scholarships and grants. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Ag One will provide nearly $600,000 to deserving students and programs. For a complete list of endowments, click here.

Dr. Vincent E. Petrucci, ‘Father’ of Fresno State Viticulture and Enology programs, leaves lasting legacy

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On December 27, 2016 the Jordan College and Ag One lost a dear friend, Dr. Vincent E. Petrucci, at the age of 91.

Dr. Vincent E. Petrucci, professor emeritus of viticulture at Fresno State, will be remembered as a wonderful man who inspired and trained generations of young people for the grape industry.  Few people have had an impact on the lives of students and an industry more than Dr. Petrucci. Click for press release

To honor their father, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made payable to the Ag One Foundation for the Vincent E. Petrucci Endowment (est. 1994) in support of scholarships for deserving viticulture and enology students, or to support the Vincent E. Petrucci Library Endowment (est. 1996) serving students, researchers and professionals in the grape industry.

To donate online, please select the following link:

Donate to the Vincent E. Petrucci Scholarship Endowment or the Vincent E. Petrucci Library Endowment

Click for more information about the Vincent E. Petrucci Library

Please contact Ag One at 559.278.4266 for more information. 

Ag One Founding Board Member Gerald Steiner remembered for devoted service to agricultural education at Fresno State

SteinerGerald J. Steiner, founding member of Ag One at Fresno State, passed away on December 29, 2016 at the age of 94.

Mr. Steiner was a graduate of Visalia Union High School where he was an active member of the Future Farmers of America and was a State Star Farmer. He continued to engage in the agriculture industry in the Central Valley as well as state and national organizations including the Pork Producers Association, Bank of America Livestock Symposium, Ranchers Cotton Oil and Cattlemen's Association. Mr. Steiner farmed and resided in the Visalia area until his retirement in 2003. More

Memorial tributes may be made in Gerald Steiner's name to Ag One in support of students and programs in the Jordan College. To donate online, please visit the Giving Opportunities page, select the donate button and add a comment during the transaction that the gift is in honor of Gerald Steiner.

Contact Ag One at 559.278.4266 for more information.

Longtime Ag Community supporter and friend, Vernon Conrad, passed away December 10

ConradOn December 10, Ag One and the Jordan College lost a dear friend and longtime supporter, Vernon Conrad. Vernon was a dedicated valley agri-businessman and retired member of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. He was recognized as the 1996 Ag One Community Salute honoree, which established the Ag One – Vernon Conrad Scholarship Endowment fundThe family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to his endowment fund. To donate online, please visit the  Ag One – Vernon Conrad Scholarship Endowment fund webpage. 

Contact the Ag One office for more information, 559.278.4266. 

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

March 7, 2017 - Mar Calmo Nunca Fez Bom Marinheiro Book Presentation

March 9, 2017 - Stanislaus County Alumni and Friends Dinner, Modesto

March 22, 2017 - Common Threads Awards Luncheon, Tulare 

May 1, 2017 - 46th Annual Turf Day Golf Classic, Belmont Country Club

June 14, 2017 North Bay Alumni & Friends Dinner, Santa Rosa 

July 14, 2017 - Community Salute Honoring the Borba Family