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September 2017

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West Side

Join Us for the West Side Luncheon on November 8!

A One and Fresno Equipment Company Invite you to the second annual West Side Agriculture Alumni and Friends Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Enjoy a BBQ lunch while visiting with fellow alumni, friends, faculty and staff of the Jordan College. Event proceeds benefit students and programs in the Jordan College. The Luncheon will be held at Fresno Equipment Company in Five Points. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and reservations are $35, RSVP by Nov. 1. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities please visit our website. We hope to see you there! Read more.

Ag Boosters BBQ event

40 years of the Ag Boosters BBQ is in the books!

Thank you to the sponsors, donors and attendees who supported the Ag Boosters BBQ on September 10, where we celebrated four decades and more than $1 million raised for Ag One and CWA! Guests enjoyed an exciting evening including a social hour sponsored by Fermin Campos Farms featuring Fresno State farm products and cheese tasting provided by valley industry partners. The Dog House, sponsored by Breco Firearms, was quite the hit offering a chance to win a Benelli shotgun or a Tiffany Blue .22 pistol! The CWA Country Store, sponsored by Ultra Gro Plant Food, encompassed a beautiful display of home grown farm products, handmade goodies and an array of silent auction items. Fresno State wine and other beverages were available at the bar sponsored by Rabobank and a delicious barbecue dinner, sponsored by Zenith Agribusiness, was prepared by Cal's Catering. Mark your calendars for the 41st Annual BBQ on September 9, 2018!

Fantasy Vacation

Congratulations to our Fantasy Vacation winners, Gary and Marnie Visser!

The 2017 Fantasy Vacation raffle was once again a fun and exciting drawing. The raffle is one of Ag One's efforts to provide financial support to the deserving student, as well as supporting the many programs in the Jordan College. Thank you to everyone who supported through sponsorships, donations and raffle ticket purchases. Every year, one lucky Fantasy Vacation winning ticket is drawn at the Ag Boosters BBQ. This year's Fantasy Vacation winners are Gary and Marnie Visser from Arroyo Grande. Gary is a Fresno State alumnus from the Craig School of Business ('72) and his wife Marnie is an alumna from the Jordan College ('73). They will get to choose from our Fantasy Vacation offerings, which include: an Alaskan Cruisre, America's National Parks, the Azores Islands, Costa Rica, the Greek Islands or the Iberian Tapestry. Congratulations Gary and Marnie!

Kern county farms

Kern County Alumni and Friends Luncheon, November 15

Join us for the 38th annual Kern County Alumni and Friends Luncheon at Sun Pacific Farming in Bakersfield on Wednesday, Nov. 15! This event is an opportunity to see all that Kern County has to offer the community, students and agricultural industry. Enjoy a BBQ lunch while visiting with Fresno State, Bakersfield College and local high school students, then stay for a facility tour. The social begins at 11 a.m. followed by  lunch and program at noon and the tour at 1p.m. Reservations are $35 per person, RSVP by Nov. 8. For information about sponsorships or to purchase a reservation, visit our website. Read More.

Trap shooting

Take aim for the 4th Annual Ag One Trap Shoot on Thursday, Nov. 30!

You're sure to have a blast at this year's Trap Shoot at the Kingsburg Gun Club! Save the date for a fun-filled afternoon of clay shooting, social and tri-tip dinner while supporting the Jordan College. Plus -- you won't want to miss out on your chance to win a Benelli shotgun or a YETI cooler in the raffle drawing! Stay tuned for more details or call Ag Once for more information.

California Cotton Alliance gathered on campus

California Cotton Alliance gathered on campus

Members of the California Cotton Alliance (CCA) met in the Jordan Agricultural Research Center on Sept. 21 for their board meeting. The group met students who received a CCA scholarship and are pursuing degrees in the Jordan College. Please join us in thanking CCA for their continuous support!

Valley Ventures

11 water, ag and energy start-ups selected to recieve Valley Ventures support

The Valley Ventures Accelerator at Fresno State announced its fall cohort of start-up companies that will receive venture capital direction and support in the water, agriculture and energy technology industries. The three-month program will provide professional guidance on growing sales, company value and profitability for 11 emerging companies from primarily California, as well as Brazil, Chile and Malaysia. Read more.

Wine Month

California Wine Month Celebration recognizes Fresno State students, faculty and staff

Congratulations to Department of Viticulture and Enology seniors Javier Garcia and Greg Herzfeldt who were recognized at the California Wine Month Celebration hosted by the Madera Vinters Association. The students each received a $2,500 scholarship in memory of department founder Professor Vincent E. Petrucci and former winemaster/faculty member Professor Ken Fugelsang. Also honored at the event was department outreach and events coordiantor Cynthia Wood who won the MVA honorable partner of the year award. Read more.


Visiting faculty from the Azores

University of the Azores agricultural faculty Dr. Emiliana Silva enjoyed presenting to Fresno Stat classes and meeting faculty, staff and other Central Valley friends with Portuguese ties over the course of her recent 7-day trip. Fresno State signed a memorandum of understanding in 2016 with the University of Azores, which has a respected ag department on its Angra do Heroismo campus on Terceira Island. A grant by the Lisbon-based Luso-American Development Foundation has helped fund the academic exchange of agriculture students and faculty between the campuses. Planning is underway for students from each institution to participate in the second year of the exchange program in 2018. Read more.

Ag Fest Flyer

Come cheer on the Bulldogs at the Ag Fest football game Sept. 30!

Purchase your tickets today for the 'Ag Fest' Fresno State Athletics football game next saturday. Sept. 30 at 7p.m. vs. Nevada! Lots of great promotions will feature Jordan College stdents, faculty and staff! Get great deals on general admission tickets online by entering the promo code AGFEST. Large groups can also purchase tickets through Aaron Johnson at the Bulldog football ticket office ( Go Dogs! Purchase tickets.

Planting seeds of success...

  • The Fresno State winery turns 20 this year! Read more.
  • Dr. Steven Pao, chair of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, traveled this summer to Nepal as part of a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Farmer -to-Farmer assignment. Read more.
  • Plant Science Department faculty dr. Anil Shretha is applying his extensive agricultural weed management experience while on sabbatical in Nepal this fall. Read more.
  • Many thanks to the sponsors of the Plant Science Department career fair on Sept. 20: Premier Sponsors - brandt, Crop Production Services Inc. and Wilbur-ellis; Actagro LLC, Agrian, Bayer Crop Science, Bee Sweet Citrus, Dow AgroSciences LLC, E&J Gallo Winery, J.G. Boswell Co. and Wonderful Citrus Orchards. Read more.
  • Stop by the Horticulture Nursery on campus for the Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 30. Read more.


Meet our staff

Rachel Coelho - Student Assistant

Rachel Coelho - Student Assistant

Rachel was born in Turlock, California where she lived until she began her college career at Fresno State in 2015. She is an Agricultural Communications major and a Plant Science/Crop Production minor currently working toward her Bachelor of Science degree. She plans on pursuing a career in public relations and advertising for an agricultural corporation. Rachel joined the Ag One team in April of 2017

Important Dates 

September 22-23, 2017: The Fresno State Equestrian Team is competing against Texas A&M and South Dakota for home opening weekend

September 30, 2017: Fresno State Horticulture Nursery Fall Plant Sale

September 30, 2017: Meyers Livestock Judging Team Tailgate

October 13, 2017: Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala

October 14, 2017: Red Wave Sale, Dairy Club Tailgate

October 21, 2017: Gibson Farm Market Fall Festival

November 8, 2017: West Side Alumni and Friends Luncheon, Fresno Equipment Company, Five Points

November 9, 2017: Ag Business Management Conference

November 15, 2017: Kern County Alumni and Friends Luncheon, Sun Pacific Farming, Bakersfield

November 30, 2017: Ag One Trap Shoot, Kingsburg Gun Club

 Become and Ag One Member!

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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