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Jordan Agricultural Research Center


Joseph Castro“At Fresno State, we want to support advances in the agriculture industry, and we have the opportunity to do that with the Jordan Agricultural Research Center. It's going to have a tremendous impact in the Valley and around the world. We'll be able to perform research that will advance knowledge throughout the industry.”

—Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President, Fresno State




Sharon Benes“We have been very limited in the laboratory space available to faculty and graduate students for research. The Jordan Agricultural Research Center will provide this space, as well as the opportunity to interact with other researchers in our college and with those from Science and Math and Engineering. Having a modern, state-of-the-art research building will also make us more competitive in our grant proposals and allow us to attract high quality graduate students and new faculty to our campus.”

—Dr. Sharon E. Benes, professor, Soils and Crop Nutrition, Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Plant Science




Alejandro Calderon-Urrea"New research space for biological sciences, what's not to like about that? The new building will have state of the art equipment and functional space to advance applied biological research of regional interest. We are very excited about the opportunities the new Jordan Agricultural Research Center offers us and are ready to contribute with faculty expertise."

—Alejandro Calderón-Urrea, chair, Department of Biology




William Wright“This research center was carefully designed to support a wide range of unique project needs determined by the scientists and engineers who will carry out the research. This work will lead to solutions to pressing problems in our region, and technology that would enhance quality of life.”

—Dr. William Wright, associate professor, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering