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November E-News


Thanks to everyone who made "Farmland" at Fresno State a huge success. Over 250 students participated in a free screening and Q&A session, while another 150 sponsors and guests attended a second screening and panel discussion. The panelists, Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture; Randy Krotz, CEO, US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance; Debbie Raven, President and CEO, Valley Small Business Development Corporation; Ryan Jacobsen, Executive Director and CEO of the Fresno County Farm Bureau and Ryan Veldhuizen, a fourth-generation farmer featured in the film, addressed the challenges and strategies facing our world’s ag industry today. Special thanks to our sponsors who supported this spectacular event. Proceeds benefited the Jordan College. photos here


CCAOn November 13, 2015, the California Cotton Alliance board met at Ag One to meet many of the students they helped support through an annual scholarship donation. The board funded ten scholarships to students pursuing a degree in plant science or agricultural business. This year, Nathan Vanderhoof (plant science), Ryan Cox (plant science/plant health), Kelsie Raulino (ag business), Jessie Brazil (plant science), Brian Coelho (plant health), Vanessa Jimenez (ag business), Paige Wysong (plant science), who are pictured with Jordan College interim dean Sandra Witte and Don Cameron, California Cotton Alliance chairman, who attended the meeting. Not pictured are Lindsey Anderson, Courtnie Fox and Keigan Roos (ag business) students. Thank you!


KERNAlumni and Friends gathered for the Showcase of Opportunities at this year’s Kern County Alumni and Friends Luncheon at Sun World International in Wasco on Thursday, November 5. The audience included ag industry professionals from throughout Kern County as well as current high school and community college students which provided a great networking opportunity during the social hour. Fresno State Ag Ambassadors engaged with prospective students and following the luncheon Sun World hosted a tour of their research and variety development center. Proceeds from this event benefit the Carl and Barbara Fanucchi Scholarship Endowment which supports Jordan College students from Kern County. 


trapThank you to all who participated in the second annual Ag One Trap Shoot at the Kingsburg Gun Club yesterday! Our last event for the year went out with a “bang” with more than 65 shooters who participated in the friendly competition. Also, special thanks to our sponsors: naming sponsor RBT,Inc, dinner sponsor Ultra Gro Plant Food, practice round sponsor Nichino America, and trap house sponsors A-C Solar, GAR Tootelian, Inc, Golden State Farm Credit and Solutions4Earth. 


JIM GOMESAg One board member Jim Gomes, who also serves on the California Creamery Operator's Association board announced that for the second year in a row, the California Creamery Operators Association will be providing scholarships to students at Fresno State's Jordan College pursuing a degree in animal sciences and specializing in dairy science or food science and nutrition. Jim, who is pictured with fellow Ag One board members and interim dean, Dr. Sandra Witte, recently helped celebrate the 100th birthday of Ag One advisor Bob Glim, professor emeritus of agricultural economics and one of the founding fathers of the agricultural business department. 
Planting seeds of success...
Jordan College deans candidates arrive on campus for public forums. Dr. Margaret Benson of Washington State University was held on November 19Dr. Thomas Dormody of New Mexico State University, November 23; and Dr. Paul Patterson of Auburn University, December 3. These upcoming forums will be held in the Residence Dining Hall (East Wing) located on campus from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Contact the college for more info: 559-278-2061.


The Jordan College is growing! Many of the college’s departments have faculty positions open, for more information visit the Career Opportunities page and sort by Job ID number:
        Agricultural Business: Agricultural Business, vacancy #12658
        Animal Science and Agriculture Education: Animal Science -                   Poultry, #12718; Animal Science - Dairy, #12719; Agricultural                 Leadership, #12696
        Child, Family and Consumer Sciences: Child and Family                         Sciences, #12691
        Food Science and Nutrition: Culinary Science, #12632; Nutrition             and Dietetics, #12752
        Plant Science: Tree Physiology & Horticulture, #12789
Important Dates
November 19, 2015 - The Rue & Gwen Gibson Farm Market kicked-off the Helping Hams Campaign, running through December 4, 2015. 


November 24, 2015 - Nominations due for Common Threads Awards Luncheon.


December 4, 2015 - Fresno Ag Roundtable hosted by the Jordan College at Fresno State's Smittcamp Alumni House


January 16, 2015 - Ag Fest Basketball Night at the Save Mart Center.  Fresno State Vs. San Jose State


If you're not already a member, please consider joining Ag One and receive 10% off selected items like wine and olive oil at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market!


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