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The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology


2015-16 Newsletters

Spring/Summer 2016

Video Features

Ag Development for Armed Forces Pre-Deployment Training (ADAPT) Program (June 30)

Jordan Agricultural Research Center Ribbon-Cutting (May 13)

Andrew Beebe Graduate Medalist Student Spotlight (May 12)

Kelli Williamson Undergraduate Medalist Student Spotlight (May 11)

Juliann Bethke Student Spotlight (May 10)

Carolyn Chase - Student Spotlight (March 14)

Matt Brain - Bob Quinn iHeart Radio Ag Life Interview (Feb. 8)

Interim Dean Sandra Witte - Bob Quinn iHeart Radio Ag Life Interview (Feb. 8)

Julie Pedraza - Student Spotlight (Jan. 19)

Bo Bonnheim & Jacob Vazquez Football Feature (Nov. 28)

Agribusiness Management Conference Recap (Nov. 4)

Marvin Meyers - Top Dog Feature (Oct. 14)

Ryan Jacobsen - Top Dog Feature (Oct. 14)

Automated forge hammer developed by industrial technology students Jeff Guy, Huy Le and David Tollakson (Sept. 30).

Dr. Serhat Asci Feature: Department of Agricultural Business / Institute for Food and Agriculture Staff (August 13)


News / Press Releases

July 2016

Grape Day presentations to share innovative grape and wine practices (July 28)

Plant Science students named Greenfield Scholars (July 19)

Grape Day Workshop and Field Day early registration deadline July 28 (July 14).

Center for Irrigation Technology hosts Irrigation Faculty Academy (July 12)

Migliazzo elected Ag One President (July 12)

Touriga leads list of new campus winery awards (July 1)


Farm Market open half day on Independence Day (June 30)

Willis selected for USDA Fellowship Program in Washington D.C. (June 30)

National Rodeo Interview: Colton Campbell (June 22)

National Rodeo Interview: Brittany Dias (June 21)

Dias and Campbell lead rodeo team at nationals (June 20)

Bulldoggers rodeo team advances six qualifiers to nationals (June 10)


University receives $5 million grant to promote water and energy innovation (May 31)

Fresno State sweet corn to go on sale Friday, May 27 at 7 a.m. (May 26)

Shrestha receives President Obama's Volunteer Service Award (May 25)

Alumni Spotlight: Mark Manfredo (May 24)

UN to Discuss Fresno State Co-Authored Case Study to San Joaquin Valley Drought (May 23)

Bayer supports ag research with $200,000 endowment (May 13)

The Wonderful Company supports ag research with $500,000 endowment (May 13)

First of its kind Jordan Ag Research Center to open on campus (May 12)

Beebe honored among Dean's Graduate Medalists (May 11)

Williamson selected as Dean's Undergraduate Medalist (May 10)

First Jordan College Honors Cohort presents senior research projects (May 6)

Jordan College co-sponsors special showing of Blue Willow on campus (May 4)

Child and Family Services Internship class links students to careers (May 2)

Industrial Technology curriculum continues to evolve with industry (May 1)


Gibson Farm Market Celebrates California Raisin Day (April 27)

Community invited to water-wise plant exchange (April 26)

Campus reading initiative features presentation by 'West Without Water' authors (April 25)

University welcomes California FFA state conference to campus (April 21)

Former Los Angeles Mayor to speak at Water Technology Conference (April 20)

New soil science judging team competes at national contest (April 13)

Agricultural business students claim third place at national conference (April 7)

Pre-Veterinary Club connects students with profession and community (April 4)

Motorsports Club to host spring car show April 10 (April 1)


Taste of Spring Event showcases Fresno State Winery and students (March 29)

Bulldogs in the Grocery Store educates public via healthy shopping tours (March 28)

New Clothing Closet helps dress for success; grand opening April 1 (March 27)

Fresno State Alpha Zeta chapter receives top national awards (March 22)

Witte Name Dean of Jordan College (March 16)

National Ag Week celebration planned at Fresno State (March 14)

Fashion INC. club to feature student designers at spring show (March 10)

Bulldoggers host home rodeo March 12-13 (March 9)

University receives grant to support Portuguese agricultural education exchange program University of Azores (March 7)

University to remember agricultural alumnus Ron Metzler (March 3)

Berry and Fresno State win state Farm Bureau discussion titles (March 1)


Jordan College students take honors at plant science conferences (Feb. 15)

Alumni Jan L. Kahn & Sarah Clark Woolf Named to advisory boards (Feb. 12)

Shrestha receives weed science national teaching award (Feb. 12)

University President, Faculty & Students Participate in World Ag Expo (Feb. 10)

Erysian to speak at World Ag Expo global food security forum (Feb. 8)

Jordan College and President welcome world to Tulare ag expo (Feb. 5)

Zoldoske named executive director of water initiatives on campus (Feb. 4)

Ag leadership class to present $100,000 donation at commencement (Feb. 3) 

University announces $2 million endowment for livestock judging team (Feb. 2)


Valley women to be honored for philanthropic and agricultural involvement (Jan. 29)

Fresno State hosts Red Wave Classic Junior Livestock Show Feb. 6-7 (Jan. 28)

New grants allow for produce safety research and consumer education (Jan. 22)

Brazilian delegation to tour Fresno State, attend ag workshop (Jan. 19)

December 2015

Fresno State Winery Announces Awards & New Releases (Dec. 23)

Campus Helping Hams donations to be distributed to local charities (Dec. 17)

Viticulture alumnus & supporter Ron Metzler passes away (Dec. 16)

State School Board Association honors campus job skills program (Dec. 10)

Jordan College Honors Program introduces second class (Dec. 7)

University mourns passing of philanthropist and supporter Dee Jordan (Dec. 2)

RCO Ag Credit gift boosts Helping Hams campaign toward goal (Dec. 1)


University mourns the passing of alumnus Dr. Harry Moordigian (Nov. 30)

Plant Science and Ag Business students attend national conferences (Nov. 20)

Campus launches Helping Hams drive (Nov. 19)

Fresno State Livestock Team places ninth at national finale (Nov. 17)

Jordan College welcomes record fall enrollment (Nov. 13)

Del Bosque and Nury named to Fresno State Ag Foundation Board (Nov. 12)

Agribusiness Management Conference charts future for Valley agriculture (Nov. 5)

Fresno State alumni & Wonderful Giving create scholarships (Nov. 2)


Maya Cinemas to host special “Farmland” movie showing (Oct. 30)

Yoshida creates pre-veterinary scholarships (Oct. 29)

Del Bosque and Hall honored with Fresno Chamber of Commerce annual awards (Oct. 28)

Taste of Vino event raises $40,000 for V.E. Petrucci Library (Oct. 23)

Central Valley Rodeo Inc. pledges gift to Fresno State rodeo team (Oct. 22)

Campus Motorsports Club to host campus car show (Oct. 19)

Hanson among experts featured at Agribusiness Management Conference (Oct. 14)

Taste the ‘Flavors of Fall” at Fresno State Winery tailgate Oct. 16 (Oct. 13)

Recent Jordan College alumni create scholarships (Oct. 1)


Jordan College congratulates Glim on 100th birthday (Sept. 22)

Recent Jordan College alumni create scholarships (Sept. 22)

Fresno State signs exchange agreement with Chapingo Autonomous University (Sept. 18)

Plant science professor Shrestha named volunteer of the month (Sept. 14)

Agribusiness Management Conference online registration now open (Sept. 11)

‘Farm to Fork’ exhibition and ‘Great Grape’ event to open on campus (Sept.  9)

Bulldogs hot dogs added to football stadium menu (Sept. 3)


University research uncovers significant drought impacts in San Joaquin Valley (Aug. 27)

Meyers to be honored at Top Dog Awards ceremony (Aug. 26)

Zoldoske speaks at California drought forum (Aug. 25)

Jordan College welcomes new campus farm, faculty & research staff (Aug. 21)

Tickets now on sale for Wine Weekend in the Woods (Aug. 20)

Alumnus Sieperda named new Fresno State farm manager (Aug. 19)

Winery & Viticulture Club participating in Fig Fest (Aug. 12)

Weiler Memorial Garden to be featured at campus plant sale (Aug. 5)


News Stories


I Was A Teenage Winemaker (Sept. 24)

USDA trying to reach out to young people who may be interested in becoming farmers (Aug. 17)

Fresno State professor honored for ag research work (Aug. 5)

Two Local women in National Rodeo Final (Jun. 18)

Fresno State corn on sale for the season (ABC30, May 27)

Fresno State Sweet Corn for sale (Channel 47, May 27)

Fresno State Sweet Corn for sale (May 27)

Fresno State corn goes on sale (Fresno Bee, May 25)

Fresno State celebrates unveil of new ag facility ( May 13)

Fresno State’s Jordan Ag Research Center Opens (May 13)

California FFA State Conference underway in Fresno (April 25)

Agriculture Science Recognition Awards- Megen Morales (Mar. 24)

Dr. Sandra Witte Named Dean of Jordan College at Fresno State (Mar. 16)

Fresno State Rodeo Club hosts competition in Clovis (Mar. 13)

Fresno State Students are Ag Ambassadors (Mar. 1)

Fresno State's president comes to WHCL (Feb. 25)

Fresno State winery participates in Wine and Chocolate Lovers Weekend (ABC30, Feb. 14).

Bulldog alumni named to advisory boards (Feb. 12)


Renaissance in Agriculture (Nov. 27)

Clover Hill Winery celebrates 30 years of growing vines (Nov. 4)

Coaching beyond the basics of rodeo riding (Oct. 25)

Fresno State’s wine programs uncork $40K donation (Oct. 22)

Excitement is building for new research center (Sept. 8)

Fresno State drought study seeks consensus on water use (Sept. 2)

Fresno State professors win entrepreneurial stipends to diversify courses (Aug. 17)

Ag is something to cheer about (Aug. 3)