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Jordan College Events Calendar

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Recent Video Features / Webinars

Fresno State student developing cottage cheese ice cream (KGPE 47 (CBS) Jan. 31)

Fresno State Creamery offering mix of education and job experience (KGPE 47 (CBS), Jan. 20)

Meat Industry Appreciation Dinner and Product Development Showcase (Jan. 10)

Gift ideas from the Gibson Farm Market (KGPE 47 (CBS), Dec. 16)

Valley student dreams of serving hometown (KGPE 47 (CBS), Dec. 2)

Karen Ross (State Secretary of Food and Agriculture) Campus Visit (Nov. 29)

Fresno State dietician student staying local (KGPE 47 (CBS), Nov. 18)

Ashleigh Sorensen, Day of Giving Student Spotlight (Nov. 3)

Dallin King, Day of Giving Student Spotlight (Nov. 3)

Kelsey Galvan, Day of Giving Student Spotlight (Nov. 3)

Bella Chueh,  Day of Giving Student Spotlight (Nov. 3)

Diymond Walker, Day of Giving Student Spotlight (Nov. 3)

Former Fresno State Dean to be honored at Fresno Chamber of Commerce Ag Awards (KGPE 47 (CBS), Nov. 2)

Dietetic Post-Graduate Program Feature (KGPE 47 (CBS), Oct. 30)

Fresno State working to keep dietitian students in the Valley (KGPE 47 (CBS), Oct.28)

Ag job fair provides networking opportunities for Fresno State students (KGPE47 (CBS), Oct. 26)

Fresno State training the next generation of dietitians (KGPE 47 (CBS), Oct. 21)

Fresno State students are examining how certain plants react to boron (KGPE 47 (CBS), Oct. 17)

Milkweed research at Fresno State could aid farmers (KGPE 47 (CBS), Oct. 7)

Fresno State meat science department feature (KGPE 47 (CBS), Sept. 30)

Fresno State Grape Day spotlights ag innovations (KGPE 47 (CBS), Aug. 17)

Grape Day event showcases future of vineyard, winery practices (FOX 26, Aug. 12)

Researchers study effects of LED lights on plants (KGPE 47 (CBS), Aug. 6)

Students use new technology to track cow health (KGPE 47 (CBS), July 15)

Fresno State recognized for dairy innovation, receives USDA grant (KGPE 47 (CBS), July 13)

Fresno State to welcome St. Hilarie as new Dean of Agriculture (KGPE 47 (CBS), July 8)

     (* video archives


Recent College Newsletters 

Provost Xuanning Fu & Dr. Annette Levi

Spring-Summer 2021

Fall-Winter 2021

Spring-Summer 2020 

Fall-Winter 2019-20 

Spring-Summer 2019

     (* newsletter archives)  


Recent News / Press Releases

Dean Rolston St. Hilaire & Dr. Susan Pheasant

January 2023

Hurst and Correia lend expertise to campus SECREd Garden (Jan. 21)

Plant Science Student Spotlight: Israel Rangel Galvan (Jan. 14)

Pedroza serves as international wine judge at Mexican Mondial De Bruxelles event (Jan. 9)


December 2022

Jordan College Honors Reserach Cohort 9 welcomes 10 students (Dec. 29)

Plant Science student spotlight: Donald Williams (Dec. 20)

Peacocks expand their giving with a $7 million planned gift (Dec. 16)

Equine Science Student Spotlight: Sarah Harrison (Dec. 4)

Partnership between Fresno State, U.S. Army Civil Affairs focuses on global food security issues (Dec. 2)

Black and team sweep state discussion titles (Dec. 1)



Veterans Day Student Spotlight: Anthony Reyes (Nov. 11)

Number of donors, gifts up for Fresno State’s sixth Day of Giving (Nov. 4)

$19M grant extends dairy business innovation program led by Fresno State (Nov. 3)

Day of Giving Student Spotlights (Nov. 3)

Fresno State’s sixth annual Day of Giving will look different this year (Nov. 1)



Fresno State volunteers plant trees on Clean Air Day (Oct. 19)

Ag Education / Ag Operations Unit Student Spotlight: Ayden Garcia (Oct. 15)

Political pundit headlines Agribusiness Management Conference presenters (Oct. 13)

Fall Festival kicks off fourth annual Food, Family and Farm Month (Oct. 12)

Ag robotics conference comes to U.S. for first time; includes demonstrations at Fresno State (Oct. 5)



Pre-veterinary club offers dog wash and nail trim clinic (Sept. 28)

New Dean Spotlight: Meet Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire in this in-depth interview (Sept. 20)

Supermarket tours teach nutrition awareness (Sept. 19)

Plant Science Student Spotlight: Yadira Garcia Hernandez (Sept. 18)

Friday Night Flights wine tastings slated for fall return (Sept. 17) 

Fresno State receives record $54.7M for research in 2021-22 (Sept. 11)

New Ag One president finds unique way to serve his alma mater (Sept. 1)



Fun, food and fundraising part of Ag Boosters BBQ tradition (Aug. 30)

Agricultural Business Graduate / Internship Spotlight: Wilson De Groot (Aug. 25)

Plant Science Student / Internship Spotlight: Colton Pricolo (Aug. 17)

New University ag initiative to address global food security issues (Aug. 12)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Hannah Hieber (Aug. 3)

Jordan College awarded more than $18 million in state funding (Aug. 1)



Dodds leads Fresno State to 13th-place national rodeo team finish (July 28)

Grape Day showcases future of vineyard, winery practices (July 25)

Viticulture and Enology Alumni Spotlight: Matt Rule (Juy 19)

Jordan College Student Spotlight: Erik Rodriguez (July 17)

Viticulture Student Marnelle Salie Spotlight (July 10)

College Nationals Final Rodeo Team Student Spotlight: Cole Dodds (July 7)

Agricultural Education Student Spotlight: Brendan Black (July 3)

     (* news / press releases / feature story archives


Recent News Stories

Dr. Carmen Licon Cano & students in campus creamery

For the love of wine: Belen Ceja, winemaker (La Prensa Sonoma, Dec. 29)

Gary and Marlene Peacock Expand Their Giving with a Generous $7 Million Planned Gift to California State University, Fresno (Sierra Sun Times, Dec. 17)

Gift ideas from the Gibson Farm Market (KGPE 47 (CBS), Dec. 16)

Fresno State to Receive $7 Million Donation in Honor of Graduate's Father (The Business Journal, Dec. 16)

Fresno State Alums Expand Their Giving with $7M Planned Gift GV Wire (Dec. 16)

As the drought persists, one enchanted garden at the foot of the Sierra tends to people (LA Times, Dec. 14)

Partnership focuses on global food security issues (Morning Ag Clips, Dec. 12)

Nominations Open for the 2023 Common Threads Awards (California Ag Today, Dec. 9)

California Dairy Innovation Center Releases Q1 2023 Schedule of Dairy Short Course Training Opportunities with a Focus on Innovation (Hoard’s Dairyman, Dec. 8)

Valley student dreams of serving hometown (KGPE 47 (CBS), Dec. 2)

Brooks recognized for 50-year Academy of Nutrition membership (Merced County Times, Dec. 1)

Hughson’s Agueda earns national FFA recognition (Ceres Courier, Nov. 30)

German visiting scholar studies red wine quality (WSU Insider, Nov. 28)

Fed Funding Fuels Nutrition Study That Will Feed Fresno State’s Hungriest (GV Wire, Nov. 22)

Fresno State dietician student staying local (KGPE 47 (CBS), Nov. 17)

Measure C narrowly passing as Tulare County voters see need for more degrees (Visalia Times Delta, Nov. 17)

The Changing Face of Agriculture (News Wise, Nov. 15)

Fresno State’s Dairy Business Innovation Program Receives a $19 Million Award (Compsmag, Nov. 5)

Rolston St. Hilaire boasts ambitious plans to elevate the university's programs to international recognition (Western Farm Press, Nov. 2)

Former Fresno State dean to be honored at Ag Awards (Your Central Valley, Nov.2)

Fresno State working to keep dietitian students in the Valley (Your Central Valley, Oct. 28)

Ag job fair provides networking opportunities for Fresno State students ( Your Central Valley, Oct. 26)

Fresno State training the next generation of dietitians (Your Central Valley, Oct. 21)

Fresno State students are examining how certain plants react to boron (Your Central Valley, Oct. 17)

Hernandez Trejo earns scholarship from California Rodeo Salinas (King City Rustler, Sept. 15)

Patrick Tachella Viticulture Alumni Feature (Sierra News, Sept. 13)

Fresno State receives record $54.7M for research in 2021-22 (Sept. 11)

Fresno State Researchers Speed Up Grape Composition/Maturity Monitoring Process (California Ag Net, Sept. 10)

New Ag One president finds unique way to serve his alma mater (Morning Ag Clips, Sept 6.)

Fresno State’s New Ag Initiative Focuses on Global Hunger (GV Wire, Aug. 15)

Fresno State's grape day event showcases future of vineyard, winery practices (FOX 26, Aug. 12)

(Jasmine Flores) These ag students were their families’ first college grads (Ag Daily Aug. 11)

These ten women, business to be honored for contribution to women's isses (Business Journal, Aug. 11)

Eye on Ag: Fresno State researchers study effects of LED lights on plants (KSEE 24/KGPE47, Aug. 6)

Fresno State’s Jordan College of Ag Receives Nearly $19M From State (Business Journal, Aug. 2)

Fresno State Plans $18M in ‘Climate Smart’ Farm Upgrades (GV Wire, Aug. 1)

Eye On Ag: Fresno State students use new technology to track cow health (KSEE24 / KGPE 47, July 15)

Eye On Ag: Fresno State to welcome new Dean of Agriculture (KSEE24 / KGPE 47, July 8)

The Water Blueprint for the San Joaquin Valley Sets Priorities to Advance Water Solutions for the Region (Business Wire, June 23)

A look inside Fresno State's Winery (Your Central Valley, June 22)

New dean announced for Fresno State's Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (Dairy Business, June 22)

Fresno State Announces New Dean of Jordan College (Sierra News Online, June 18)

Contenders bringing it at College National Finals Rodeo (Montana Sports, June 15)

2022 College National Finals Rodeo 1st round results (Casper Star Tribune, June 13)

Top-Ranked Rider Leads Bulldoggers to National Rodeo Finals (Sierra News online, June 11)

Vaca natives launch their own wine label (The Reporter, May 31)

Fresno State corn fans’ wait is over for first-of-the season sweet corn (Fresno Bee, May 31)

Sweet corn returns to Fresno State's Gibson Farm Market (KSEE 24 / CBS 47, May 30

Fresno State’s sweet corn is back! Watch as the popular corn is once again on sale at Gibson Market (Fresno Bee, May 30)

Fresno State Announces Sweet Corn Returns to Gibson Farm Market Just In Time for Memorial Day (Sierra Sun Times, May 30)

Fresno State sweet corn now on sale at Gibson Farm Market (ABC30, May 30)

Sweet corn is back at Fresno State (FOX26, May 30)

Fresno State sweet corn returns May 30 (ABC30, May 27)

Meet AmericanHort’s New Board of Directors Leadership (GreenHouse Grower, May 27)

Fresno State sweet corn is coming. Here are all the details about how and when to buy it (Fresno Bee, May 27)

Famous Sweet Corn Returns to Fresno State’s Farm Market (KMJ, May 27)

Fresno State President Honored by Cal State Student Association (GV Wire, May 26)

Fresno State Corn Fans, Set Your Alarms for Monday Morning (GV Wire, May 26)

Agribusiness honors go to Zipser, Marchy (The Ceres Courier, May 25)

Aw, Shucks. No Word Yet on When Fresno State Will Start Selling Corn (GV Wire, May 24)

California Dairy Innovation Center Offers Opportunities For Cheese Education (Dairy Business, May 23)

Fresno State Limited Edition Wine Toasts the Class of 2022 (Sierra News, May 22)

Watering the valley of the future (Western Farm Press, May 20)

Hector Jácome-Sáenz honors his immigrant parents with dean’s medalist recognition (Fresno Bee, May 20)

Nearly 6,000 Graduates to be Honored at Save Mart Center (Sierra News, May 16)

Fresno State Jordan College Agriculture Students Recognized (Sierra News, May 13)

Sonoma County’s Robert Young winery names new vineyard manager (Business Journal, May 12)

A-maize-ing flavor  (California Bountiful, May 6)

A look inside the Fresno State Winery (Your Central Valley, May 4)

Professor Annette Levi Selected for Top Teaching Award (Sierra News Online, May 4)

Here are the Fresno State alumni who received the 2022 Top Dog Awards (The Collegian, May 3)

Hanford student named Fresno State Dean's Medalist (Hanford Sentinel, May 2)

Ag Business Professor Annette Levi Selected For Top Teaching Award (FIOR reports, May 2)

ENZO’s Table and Fresno State Olive Oils Win Medals in Valley Competition (Clovis Roundup, April 19)

Facing labor challenges, a new ag robotics forum aims to connect growers and startups (Agri-Pulse, April 13th)

 French Ag Robotics Showcase Chooses Fresno For First US Event  (The Business Journal, April 12)

International Ag Robotics Forum to be hosted in Fresno and on campus (ABC 30, April 12)

International ag robotics forum coming to Fresno (CBS 47 / NBC 24, April 12)

Robot tractors and farm equipment on display at Fresno State (Fox 26, April 12)

Fresno State students learn nut processing by doing (Western Farm Press, April 11)

2,000 high school students compete at Fresno State for its 74th annual FFA Field Day (KMPH Fox 26, April 9)

New Tree Nut Processing Laboratory Unveiled at Fresno State (Ag Net West, April 5)

Big Spring Plant Sale Set at Fresno State Farm Market on Saturday (GV Wire, March 31)

Here are the 2022-2023 Associated Students Inc. election results (The Collegian, March 29)

Farm Credit announces MANRRS Scholarship winners (Ag Daily, March 23)

CSU Alumnae: Women Changemakers in Wine - Newswise (CSU News Wise, March 21)

With Fewer Enology Majors, Fresno State Looks at Adding Wine Marketing Program (GV Wire, March 18)

 Join the local effort to help Western Monarch Butterfly (Merced County Times, March 18)

'Bringing back lost history': Winemaking returns to Catawba with new red blend (VE alumna Margot Federkiel, Port Clinton News Herald, March 14)

USDA touts $80M for dairy initiatives (March 3)

Central Valley women in agriculture recognized (The Sentinel, March 1)

Fresno State shows ‘passion for agriculture’ in 2022 World Ag Expo ( The Collegian, Feb 22)

Kenyan Immigrant Leads Fresno State’s Top Dog Honorees (GV Wire, Feb 16)

Latino students changing the face of agriculture from their family history (Fresno Bee, Feb 10)

How can we encourage more, better ag technology? (Western Farm press, Feb 8)

Fresno State's Shrestha counts weeds at CIG vegetable farmer's Santa Ana ranch in Hollister (Conservation Agriculture, Feb 6)

Fresno State Prof Delves Deeply Into Black-owned Wineries (GV Wire, Jan. 31)

Valdez-Herrera & Fernando among California Weed Science Society Student Research Presentation Winners (UC Weed Science Blog, Jan. 25)

Use of Gypsum to Reclaim Salt Problems in Soils (Progressive Crop Consultant, Jan. 24)

Swall Leads Discussion Team to Fourth Consecutive State Team Title (California AG Today, Jan 1)


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