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 $16 million in endowed funds.
Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 3,350 students with more than $2.4 million in scholarships and grants. For the 2014-2015 academic year, Ag One will provide nearly $500,000 to deserving students and programs. For a complete list of endowments, click here.
Jordan 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 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 slated for groundbreaking on May 14, 2014 -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.
March 26, 2015 - Common Threads Awards Luncheon, Fresno State