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The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

2016-17 Newsletters

Fall/Winter 2016-17

Spring/Summer 2017


Video Features

Borba Family Tribute Ag One Community Salute (July 14, 2017)

Touyee Thao Feature: Jordan College Dean's / University Graduate Student Medalist (June 17, 2017) 

Kendall Bailey Feature: Jordan College Dean's Undergraduate Medalist (June 10, 2017)

Softball player Malia Rivers Feature (May 19, 2017)

College Graduation Convocation Greeting - MSgt. Matthew Marshall (May 19, 2017)

Winemaker Student Assistant Alec Fraser Feature (April 28, 2017)

Rosamaria Meza Student Charity Walk Feature (March 9, 2017)

Horticulture Therapy / TARGET Campus Program Feature (Feb. 20, 2017)

Bee Sweet Citrus Fresh Fruit Packing Line Construction - Time Lapse Video (Feb. 8, 2017)

Jordan College Overview Video (Feb. 4, 2017)

Dr. Anil Shrestha, Interim Director - Department of Viticulture & Enology (Jan 23, 2017)

Ag Business Mentorship Program (Madeline Loftus / Carol Gorter, Dec. 21, 2016)

Plant Science Student / Brandt Pumpkin Research (Nov. 29, 2016)

This is Home - George Helmuth Football Feature (Nov. 21, 2016)

Feeding a Growing World Population - Fresno State Plant Science Club (Nov. 14, 2016)

Agribusiness Management Conference Overview (Nov. 7, 2016)

Earl Hall Class & Rodeo Team Visit (Nov. 4, 2016)

Dietetic Student Interns "3 Questions" Feature (Oct 18, 2016)

Earl Hall Top Dog Feature (Oct. 14, 2016)

Dr. Muquarrab Qureshi Interview (Deputy Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture & U.S. Department of Agriculture (Oct. 7, 2016)

University of Azores student exchange program Fresno State campus visit (Sept. 29, 2016)

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


News / Press Releases

July 2017

Parreira elected Ag One Foundation President (July 27)

Horticulture Nursery to host Iris Society Sale on Aug. 12 (July 26)

Ag One Community Salute raises $850,000 for Borba family endowment (July 16) 


Youth livestock judging camp registration deadline June 30 (June 25)

Memorial service for former plant science chair/campus farm manager Gary Ritenour on June 24 (June 22)

Hushour leads Bulldoggers at national college rodeo (June 20)

Bulldoggers rodeo team advances five qualifiers to nationals (June 9)

Fresno State students tour agriculture facilities in Azores (June 8)

First day sales for Fresno State sweet corn: record 38,586 ears (June 5)

Ag One Foundation to honor Borba family's commitment to farming (June 2)

Fresno State soil judging team competes at national contest (June 1)


Fresno State sweet corn on sale at Gibson Farm Market on June 2 (May 31)

Plant Science graduate student Touyee Thao earn Fresno State’s highest honor (May 21)

Bailey selected as Jordan College Dean's Senior medalist (May 15)

Thao among University Dean's Graduate Medalists (May 13)

Cal West Rain & Netafim provide new irrigation technology on campus farm (May 12)

Memorial service celebrates Ken Fugelsang life May 13 at winery (May 11)

Mancebo Jr. pledges $1 million to Fresno State dairy program (May 9)

Award-winning campus wines available at free tastings in May (May 4)

Gibson Farm Market to host California Raisin Day May 6 (May 2)


Campus water initiative to feature Blue Mind author Wallace J. Nichols (April 25)

Fashion Merchandising students to host Visual Merchandising Challenge  (April 24)

University to host FFA state convention & judging contests (April 19)

Horticulture unit to host water-wise plant exchange April 22 (April 7)

Pre-Vet Club hosts canine vaccine and microchip clinic April 8 (April 5)

Public invited to sign up for Bulldogs in the Grocery Store tours (April 4)


University signs ag academic pact with Brazilian university (March 24)

Fresno State’s Fashion Inc. to host “Lights, Camera, Fashion!” (March 22)

Gibson Farm Market to host spring vegetable plant sale March 18 (March 15)

Valley women to be honored for philanthropic, ag involvement (March 14) 

Recruit the 99 Career Internship Fair Set March 15 (March 14)

Bulldoggers to host Fresno State College rodeo March 11-12 (March 7)

Portuguese authors Lucio and Chilão to speak March 7 (March 5)

Women in Ag Mentoring and Empowerment honor Marlene Miyasaki (March 2)

Ag/Biological Engineers Society honor Fresno State Industrial Technology professor & students (March 1)


Berry finishes in top of Farm Bureau National Competition (Feb. 23)

Ken Fugelsang, Renowned Enologist: Built a Legacy of Winemakers (Feb. 22)

Berry finishes as finalist in American Farm Bureau competition (Feb. 15)

Sigma Alpha hosting “Walk for Rosemary” campus charity walk Feb. 18 (Feb. 14)

Castro to join Tedford & Jordan College at World Ag Expo (Feb. 13)

Ag Ambassadors welcome World Ag Expo travelers Feb. 11-12 (Feb. 10)

Bee Sweet Citrus donates state-of-art fresh fruit packing line to Fresno State 


Maier Wins California Weed Science Award (Jan. 27)

Farm manager and plant science faculty Ritenour remembered (Jan. 27)

University receives PG&E energy efficiency rebates (Jan. 18)

Center for Water Technology receives $500,000 grant for energy innovation (Jan. 17)

Fresno State to match endowment gifts in memory of Dr. Vincent E. Petrucci (Jan. 6)

December 2016

Services set for Dr. Petrucci – half-staff flag tribute Jan. 4 (Dec. 29)

Dr. Petrucci, ‘father’ of Fresno State vit/enology, leaves international legacy (Dec. 27)

Helping Hams to deliver 390 hams to local charities (Dec. 16)

Fresno State Petrucci’s Crush released in honor of department founder (Dec. 14)

Plant Science faculty and students selected to attend Irrigation Association Conference (Dec. 13)

Fresno State hosts dried meats workshop (Dec. 8)

Gibson Farm Market unveils seasonal products at Holiday Open House (Dec. 1)

Jordan College introduces third honors cohort (Dec. 1)


Meyers Livestock Judging Team Completes Season at National Finals (Nov. 20)

Plant Science Club wins third President's Trophy in five years (Nov. 10)

Jordan College-nominated Booth Ranches honored as Fresno Chamber of Commerce Ag Business of the Year (Nov. 9)

University launches Helping Hams Drive to feed hungry during holidays (Nov. 4)

Agribusiness Management Conference offers industry insights and forecasts (Nov. 3)


Students work to improve Hispanic family health and nutrition (Oct. 21)

Plant science and horticulture unit student student volunteers to rejuvenate Valley Children's therapy garden(Oct. 19)

Bulldogs in the Kitchen cooking show to air Wednesday through mid-December (Oct. 18)

Livestock Judging Team wins fall opener in Oregon (Oct. 12)

Sacramento Bee political columnist Walters among presenters for Nov. 2 agribusiness management conference (Oct. 5)

SJIFT golf tournament raises money for food science student scholarships (Oct. 4)

Gibson Farm Market Fall Festival to showcase products, pumpkin patch (Oct. 3)

September 2016

Fresno State Flavor of Fall wine-tasting features new vintages (Sept. 26)

Jordan College to host Azorean Students in first academic exchange (Sept. 2)

Center for Irrigation Technology receives $4.79 million in research funding in 2015-16 (Sept. 1)

August 2016

Animal welfare expert Temple Grandin to speak on campus Sept. 9 (Aug. 30)

Earl Hall to be honored by Jordan College at annual Top Dog ceremony (Aug. 26)

Fall semester showcases new Jordan College points of pride (Aug. 22)

University partners with olive oil industry for milling seminar (Aug. 17)

Horticulture Nursery to host Fresno Iris Society Sale (Aug. 10)

Shrestha Named American Society of Agronomy Fellow (Aug. 5)


News Stories


Bee Sweet Citrus leader gives' $600,000 gift' to alma mater (Feb. 09)

Valley man looks back on varied life (Apr. 7)

Fresno State in line to receive seven-figure donation (May 7)

Fresno State receives $450,00 gift from Chevron (Oct. 30)

Data Integration Vital to the Farm of the Future (Oct 31) 



Helping Hams campaign feeds hundreds of local families (Dec. 16)

Fresno State Petrucci’s Crush Released in Honor of Department Founder (Dec. 14)

Can drones help almond growers save water? We are about to find out (Dec. 12)

Agriculture: Putting the Steam in STEM Degrees at US Universities (Dec. 1)

Fresno State Winery bottles special wine (Oct. 28)

Fresno State event features DIY wine, a roaring fire and mountain views (Oct. 18)

Fall Festival Coming to Fresno State’s Gibson Farm Market (Oct. 16)

Fresno State Launches New Agricultural Leadership Program (Sept. 21)

Animal Welfare Expert Temple Grandin To Speak at Fresno State (Sept. 1)