2018-19 Fall / Winter Newsletter


Greetings from the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State!

As I write this, we are celebrating National Ag Day here on campus. Please accept my sincere and deepest appreciation for each of you in the agriculture industry.

As you know, my academic discipline is human nutrition, so I should also mention that March is National Nutrition Month. When some people seem puzzled by the connection between nutrition and agriculture, I find it very simple to explain by this corollary. 



Multicultural Ambassadors group photo with Parlier High School after campus farm tour


Opening their eyes to new possibilities
Thanks to a gift by five area Farm Credit System lenders, Jordan College students in the multicultural agricultural ambassador program mentor area high school students about college and ag career options. VIDEO / STORY / PHOTOS


Plant Science Club - President's Trophy winner


Fifth national title in seven years
The plant science club's busy year of community outreach and education again propelled it to the nation's top college award at the annual agronomy, soils and environmental sciences speech contest. READ MORE / PHOTOS


Dr. Gurreet Brar & Shawn Ashkan - pistachio harvest calculator


Smart data improves pistachio prediction
Center for Irrigation Technology researcher Shawn Ashkan utilized plant science faculty Dr. Gurreet Brar and weather and harvest data to develop a new online harvest calculator for area growers. READ MORE


Fresno State Bulldoggers Rodeo Team


Rodeo star returns to take reins
The Fresno State rodeo team didn't look far to find a new rodeo coach in former saddle bronc national qualifier Uhuru Adem who has the team primed for even more regional and national success. READ MORE / PHOTOS 


Meat Science Scholarship donors


Top Dog shares citrus innovations with students
Agricultural Business graduate and Bee Sweet Citrus CEO Jim Marderosian was honored for his campus philanthropy at the alumni association's biggest annual event. VIDEO 


Sean Day feature


Planting a New Direction
Navy SEAL veteran Sean Day is using a new found interest in agriculture to create a second career while serving the community. READ MORE / PHOTOS


Gibson Farm Market Fall Festival


Inside the Valley's Most Dynamic Farm
Students who work on the 1,000-acre campus farm shared their passion for raising and processing hundreds of fresh and delicious products at the Gibson Farm Market's third annual fall festival. PHOTOS 


Building Pathways meeting


Building Pathways program improves transfer transition 
Agriculture faculty are streamlining the path to four-year degrees through a new collaboration between Fresno State, area community colleges and state officials.  READ MORE


Fresno State Winery


Creating Tomorrow's Winemakers Today
See how our students gain integral hands-on experience in all phases of production, research and marketing at the Fresno State Winery, the nation's oldest commercial college on-campus winery. VIDEO /  PHOTOS



John and Sally Savona story


Sewing a special legacy
Alumni Sally and John Savona might not have graduated with Jordan College degrees, but the impact of agriculture on their lives has led them to create a gift to benefit future generations of students.  READ MORE


Food Science & Nutrition senior Matthew Jaime


Dietetic student fueled to share healthy choices
Senior Matthew Jaime is using his personal experience and classroom knowledge to help students and other Central Valley residents better manage their own diabetes issues. VIDEO


Council on Family Resources student club


Bringing Central Valley families closer
The Council on Family Resources club connects students with area family support organizations to provide vital hands-on experience, leadership and research opportunities. READ MORE


J.J. Lino - Carr Scholarship recipient


Carr scholarship rewards student's perseverance
Obstacles on the football field have motivated viticulture freshman J.J. Lino to find new ways to succeed, and now he dreams of becoming his family's first college graduate. READ MORE


Ag One graduation


Your gift to the  Ag One Foundation matters because the quality of a Fresno State education and the College‚Äôs commitment to educational opportunity depend on it. Fresno State could not be the institution it is today without generous gifts like yours.  GIVE NOW


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