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 permanent funds. Today, the Ag One Foundation has raised nearly $26.7 million in endowed funds which are invested with the Fresno State Foundation.
Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 4,800 students with over $7.6 million in scholarships and program support. For the 2021-22 academic year, Ag One will provide more than $950,000 to deserving students and programs.
Ag One Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 94-2685442.
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In Memory Harry P. Karle
1927 - 2021
Dr. Harry Karle, a professor emeritus of plant science at Fresno State, passed away on Friday, April 9, at the age of 94 surrounded by love and family in Fresno. He joined the Fresno State Plant Science Department faculty as an assistant professor in 1962. He later served as its department chair from 1969 until he assumed the position of Assistant Dean of Farm and Mechanized Agriculture in 1986. He was elevated to an associate dean in that capacity in 1987 before his retirement in September 1991. His guidance changed and impacted so many, the devotion and decades of service that Dr. Karle gave to Fresno State, the Jordan college, and Ag One over the years is priceless. He will be dearly missed.
Remembrances may be sent to the Ag One - Harry P. Karle Family Endowment or the Dr. Harry P. Karle Memorial Scholarship at Reedley College.
In Memory Frances Grande Ricchiuti
1921 - 2021
Frances Grande Ricchiuti, surrounded by family and treasured friends went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2021. Frances, who along with her late husband Pat, was a longtime benefactor of Fresno State. The heartfelt appreciation they both held for all their success and happiness was evident in their philanthropic gifts and support, which truly helped make area hospitals, churches, schools, universities, and the greater community a better place for all.
Remembrances may be made to Fresno State Ag One Foundation, Valley Children's Hospital Foundation, Community Regional Medical Center Foundation, or the Seventh-day Adventist Academy.
Fresno State Rodeo Program
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Jordan Agricultural 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 Agricultural 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 reinventing Fresno State as a leading research institution for decades to come.