Regional Impact

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    “At Fresno State, we want to support advances in the agriculture industry, and we have the opportunity to do that with the Jordan Agricultural Research Center. It's going to have a tremendous impact in the Valley and around the world. We'll be able to perform research that will advance knowledge throughout the industry.”

    —Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President, Fresno State

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    “The Jordan Agricultural Research Center will provide lab space, as well as the opportunity to interact with other researchers in our college and with those from Science and Math and Engineering. Having a modern, state-of-the-art research building will also make us more competitive in our grant proposals and allow us to attract high quality graduate students and new faculty to our campus.”

    —Dr. Sharon E. Benes, Professor, Soils and Crop Nutrition, Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Plant Science

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    "New research space for biological sciences, what's not to like about that? The new building will have state of the art equipment and functional space to advance applied biological research of regional interest. We are very excited about the opportunities the new Jordan Agricultural Research Center offers us and are ready to contribute with faculty expertise."

    —Alejandro Calderón-Urrea, Professor, Department of Biology

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    “This research center was carefully designed to support a wide range of unique project needs determined by the scientists and engineers who will carry out the research. This work will lead to solutions to pressing problems in our region, and technology that would enhance quality of life.”

    —Dr. William Wright, Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering

With more than 6,500 undergraduates studying agriculture, engineering, science and mathematics, Fresno State is Central California’s largest educator of students in these critically important disciplines. This first-of-its-kind research center on a California State University campus will be designed to change and grow with science, linking students and faculty with industry leaders in various fields.

The university is committed to ensuring the laboratories in this building remain the most technologically advanced while providing a comfortable, collaborative learning environment. A blend of lab space, interaction areas and workspace will enhance research in various fields important to the future of agriculture.