April E-News

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Join us for the Jordan Agricultural Research Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, May 13 at 9 a.m. 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 fosters 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. We hope to see you there! View invitation and campus map | View JARC video
 
 
  
 
Debbie Raven Please join us in congratulating Ag One President Debbie Raven, President and CEO of Valley Small Business Development Corporation which has been named one of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspective Honorees in the category of Agriculture Education and Community Impact. The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Honorees include leaders and visionaries from across the country. Selected by a distinguished panel of industry representatives, honorees are creating the future of agriculture and rural America through their dedication and innovation. Congratulations to Debbie and her team! More
 
 
 
 
 
AzoresOn April 7, the Jordan College hosted representatives from the government of Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores, along with board members from the Tulare-Angra Sister City Foundation, Azorean musicians and Tulare high school students and parents for a farm tour and lunch in the almond orchard. The visit is part of the partnership to establish a student exchange program with the University of the Azores. More
 
 
 
AzoresJordan College representatives Dean Sandra Witte, Sr. Director of Development/Ag One Executive Director Alcidia Freitas Gomes and Manager of Grants and International Programs Dr. Bill Erysian visited Angra do Heroismo, on the island of Terceira, Azores the week of April 11-15 to continue work on the partnership between Fresno State and the University of the Azores and to finalize plans for their return trip June 20-24 with Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro. The June visit will include the signing of the agreement with the University of the Azores which will officially establish an exchange program for students from both universities majoring in agriculture. More
 
 
 
 
Turf Day Join us for a swinging good time at the 45th Annual Turf Day Golf Classic on Monday, May 9th at the Belmont Country Club! Enjoy Fresno State farm products during lunch, social and dinner as well as games throughout the 18 holes and a raffle. Player registration is $160 thru April 29. The tournament is limited to the first 144 players and spots are filling quickly, sign up today! For more information about player registration and sponsorship opportunities visit the Turf Day web page.
 
 
ZoldoskeDr. David Zoldoske and his team in the Jordan College received a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to establish the Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Cluster. The focus will be to significantly expand incubation services for entrepreneurs developing energy technologies for water and agriculture sectors and connecting them with business and economic development organizations in the Central Valley and Northern California. An additional $3 million was secured from PG&E for support of the the Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP); an educational and incentive program intended to improve overall pumping efficiency and encourage energy conservation in California.
  
 
 
Ag Business Associates The Agricultural Business Associates were recognized April 21st at the Agricultural Business Club Annual Spring Banquet for their contributions to the Agricultural Business department. Their efforts have raised more than $23,000 for the department and this amount will be matched by President Castro, totaling more than $46,000. The program helps to build rewarding relationships with students and faculty through high-impact learning experiences that allow students to participate directly with industry. To become an Agricultural Business Associate, please join here.

 

Planting seeds of success…

Bee Sweet Alumna Monique Bienvenue, Director of Communications for Bee Sweet Citrus, was recently featured on the KSEE 24 Valley Delicious program with her recipe for Lemon Vinaigrette salad dressing. View the segment here 

  

 
 

Blue WillowBlue Willow will premiere next month at Fresno State starting May 6-8, continuing May 12-14. The play weaves the past and present voice of the migrant within the Central Valley, from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. 

 

 

 

Important Dates

If you're not already a member, please consider joining Ag One and receive 10% off selected items like wine and olive oil at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market!

 

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