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2021-22 News Releases / Features

May 2022

Animal Science Student Spotlight: Lisette Simental (May 16)

Nearly 6,000 graduates honored as commencement returns to Save Mart Center (May 13)

Ag students recognized for research, industry and community involvement (May 11)

Ag Business Professor Annette Levi selected for top teaching award (May 2)


Standridge honored as Jordan College Graduate Dean's Medalists (April 29)

Plant Science Graduate Student Spotlight: Ranvir Tung (April 29)

Jácome-Sáenz tabbed Jordan College Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist (April 27)

Enology Student Spotlight: Monica Gutierrez (April 24)

California Energy Commission approves $5 million for energy innovation (April 20)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Jolene Simas (April 17)

Animal Science Student Spotlight: Katlyn McClellan (April 11)

Fresno State to host 74th annual FFA Field Day event (April 9)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Riley Barney (April 3)

New lab gives students access to modern nut processing technology (April 1)


Spring plant sale offers special prices on home and garden varieties (March 29)

Viticulture Student Spotlight: Esteban Garcia (March 28)

Equine Unit Student Spotlight: Kaylee Melton (March 18)

Pre-Veterinary Club hosts vaccination, microchip clinic for dogs (March 17)

Animal Science Student Spotlight: Hannah Williamson (March 13)

Plant Science Student Spotlight: Omar Abulghanam (March 6)

Returning rodeo national qualifiers lead Fresno State against region’s best (March 1)


Commencement ceremonies plan for return to Save Mart Center (Feb. 15)

International humanitarian Omamo among 2022 Top Dog Alumni Award honorees (Feb. 10)

Industrial Technology Student Spotlight: Christopher Kyles (Feb. 4)

Fresno State looks forward to return of World Ag Expo (Feb. 1)


Harris Farms president to be honored at Ag One Community Salute (Jan. 20)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: ASI Senator Ashleigh Sorensen (Jan. 16)

California Water Institute releases water management report (Jan. 13)

Restructured California Water Institute improves access to programs and services (Jan. 11)

Agricultural Education / Ag Operations Student Spotlight: Zach Fallert (Jan. 5)

December 2021

Center for Irrigation Technology Retirement Spotlight: Tim Jacobsen (Dec. 28)

Viticulture & Enology Staff Retirement Spotlight: Cynthia Wood (Dec. 21)

Viticulture Faculty Retirement Spotlight: Dr. Sanliang Gu (Dec. 14)

Equine Unit Student Assistant Spotlight: Sarah Bartel (Dec. 13)

Enology Student Spotlight: Zihao 'Amir' Jiang (Dec. 10) 

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Garrett Quade (Dec. 5)

Plant science students commitment to agronomy rewarded with national honor (Dec. 3)


Staff Spotlight: Michelle Perez (Nov. 29)

United Nations Global Compact Member Report (Nov. 22)

Students share nutrition advice through grocery store tours (Nov. 19)

Fresno State to lead dairy innovation project with $1.8 million USDA grant (Nov. 18)

Veterans Day Student Spotlight: Sared Yim (Nov. 11)

Flavor of Fall wine tasting fetaures wines, food and music (Nov. 10)


Plant Science student Cervantes nourishing a new direction (Oct. 14)

Agricultural Education Alumni Spotlight: Ronda Hamm (Oct. 10)

Food, Family, and Farm Month connects campus to community (Oct. 8)

Plant Science Student Internship Spotlight: Arik Bains (Oct. 2)


James G. Boswell Foundation creates fund to support campus farm (Sept. 30)

Ag Education / Creamery Student Spotlight: Xena Millan (Sept. 26)

Food Science & Nutrition Alumnus Spotlight:John Mua (Sept. 19)

Smittcamp Honors Student Spotlight: Chelsea Castillo Najera (Sept. 18)

Staff Spotlight: Linda Lopez-Atkins (Sept. 17)

Alumnus reflects on overnight hike interrupted by Creek Fire (Sept. 10)

Student reflects on mountain of memories one year after historic Creek Fire (Sept. 1)

Hard work and fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (Sept. 1)


Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Macy Myers (Aug. 29)

Fresno State welcomes students back to campus (Aug. 21)

Industrial Technology Student Spotlight: Xuewen 'Molly' Li (Aug. 21)

Human nutritional sciences degree opens new doors for students (Aug. 20)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight Nancy Alvarez (Aug. 15)


News Stories

Viticulture and Enology Department / Winery Feature - KSEE 24 / CBS 47 (May 4, 2022)

A-maize-ing flavor (Fresno State Sweet Corn - California Bountiful Magazine, May/June 2022)

Professor Annette Levi Selected for Top Teaching Award (Sierra News Online, May 4)

Facing labor challenges, a new ag robotics forum aims to connect growers and startups (Agri-Pulse, April 13th)

 French Ag Robotics Showcase Chooses Fresno For First US Event  (The Business Journal, April 12)

International Ag Robotics Forum to be hosted in Fresno and on campus (ABC 30, April 12)

International ag robotics forum coming to Fresno (CBS 47 / NBC 24, April 12)

Robot tractors and farm equipment on display at Fresno State (Fox 26, April 12)

Fresno State students learn nut processing by doing (Western Farm Press, April 11)

2,000 high school students compete at Fresno State for its 74th annual FFA Field Day (KMPH Fox 26, April 9)

New Tree Nut Processing Laboratory Unveiled at Fresno State (Ag Net West, April 5)

'Bringing back lost history': Winemaking returns to Catawba with new red blend (VE alumna Margot Federkiel, Port Clinton News Herald, March 14)

USDA touts $80M for dairy initiatives (March 3)

Valdez-Herrera & Fernando among California Weed Science Society Student Research Presentation Winners (UC Weed Science Blog, Jan. 25)

Use of Gypsum to Reclaim Salt Problems in Soils (Progressive Crop Consultant, Jan. 24)

Swall Leads Discussion Team to Fourth Consecutive State Team Title (California AG Today, Jan 1)

Fed funds to benefit county farmers (Sun Gazette, Dec. 8)

Student commitment to agronomy and outreach rewarded with national honor (California News Times, Dec. 3)

Fresno State Viticulture Club hosts 68th Annual Fall Harvest Dinner (Collegian, Nov. 22)

USDA awards dairy business grants (Capital Press, Nov 11)

Fresno State Plant Science researchers begin year 5 of cover crop roller study (Conservation Agriculture, Nov. 10)

Lumberyard Cellars Welcomes In 21-Plus Crowd (Escalon Times, Nov. 3)

Storms come as relief for Valley farmers dealing with drought conditions (featuring Robert Willmott, ABC30, Oct. 25)

Newspaper story: Agriculture career fair offers opportunities for Fresno State students (Collegian, Oct. 13)

Food, Family and Farm Month connects campus to community (California News Times, Oct. 9th)

James G. Boswell Foundation creates fund to support campus farm (California News Times, Sept. 30)

Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase scheduled (Fruit Growers News, Sept. 28)

Winemaker Taragomes talks about grapes, wine, and her Chumash Winery-Silicon Valley (Fuentitech, Sept. 27)

Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: TIM VAUX (producebusiness, Sept. 27)

The Applegate Valley Offers Oregon Winemakers a Quiet Place to Experiment (Alum Herb Quady, New York Times, Sept. 23)

Gibson Farm Market now offering free wine tasting through November (Collegian, Sept. 21)

Fresno State Poultry Science Dr. Katy Tarrant Interview (Pat Simone Jr. Podcast, Sept. 18)

Hard work, fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (Merced County Times, September 15)

Hard work and fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (California News Times, Sept. 11 

Hard work and fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (Market Research Biz Reports, Sept. 11

(CWI's Laura Ramos featured) As California restricts water use for farmers, low supply levels add to drought’s harsh reality (PBS, Sept. 3)

Shaver Lake volunteer firefighter recalls first response to the Creek Fire (ABC30, Sept. 2)

One Year Later: Fresno State students share harrowing Creek Fire experiences (Channel 24/47, Sept. 2)

Fresno State students (like Justin Tran) excited, nervous during move-in day (The Fresno Bee, August 28)

(VE faculty Brillante featured in) The Financial Case for Organic (Beverage Media Group, Aug. 24)

Cliff Yu Joins Fresno State Viticulture Faculty (Wine Business, August 23)

Ag Business alum ID'd as victim in crash in Fresno (Fresno Bee, Aug. 14)

(VE alum Mike Sullivan) Wine of the week: Benovia, 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Press Democrat, Aug. 10)

Former marine from Madera finds new career in beekeeping (ABC30, Aug. 7)

(Correia, nursery faculty) How bad is it to reuse soil from a dead plant? (HGTV magazine, September issue page 54, Aug. 5)

Cassell recognized among IA annual award winners (Artificial Grass News, July 27)

New Ag One president brings over 30 years' experience to his alma mater (California News Times, July 24)

New Ag One president brings over 30 years' experience to his alma mater  (Eminetra, July 19)

New AgOne Foundation Chairman Brings Over 30 Years of Experience (Industry-update.com, July 19) 

Boyce Thompson Institute Intern Spotlight: Anisabel Guzman (Facebook, July 17)

IA names annual award recipients (Irrigation & Green Industry, July 12)

Three Fresno State agriculture students selected as Teach Ag Ambassadors (ABC30, July 9)

Agricultural employers weigh in on ‘soft skills’ (Ag Alert, July 7)

Parra elected ASI Senator of Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs (July 10)

Gomes among among new milk board princess (Foothills Sun Gazette, July 10)