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The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology



2017-18 Newsletters

Spring/Summer 2018

Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter


Video Features

Hannahs Love Pigs: Swine Unit Workers Student Feature (July 2018)

2018 Fresno State Dietetic Intern Year-End Video (July 2018)

Fresno State Dietetic Internship 20th Anniversary - alumna Kelly Eichmann interview (July 2018)

Campus Creamery Feature (June 2018)

Ghana Study Abroad Student Spotlight: Gabriela Arias/Ashley Tibbs (June 2018)

California League of Food Processors Expo Feature (June 2018)

Campus Food Processing Laboratory Feature (May 2018)

Jacob Vazquez Feature: Jordan College Dean's Graduate Student Medalist (May 2018)

Kaitlin Britton Feature: Jordan College Dean's Undergraduate Student Medalist (May 2018)

Campus Meat Processing Laboratory Feature (April 2018)

Hugo Rodriguez - Swine Unit Student Manager (April 2018)

Advice From a Tree poem (Ornamental Horticulture class, April 2018)

Jordan College Overview (Feb. 15, 2018)

Mastering the Perfect Mustard: Adam Joppen Student Spotlight (Jan. 24, 2018)

Ag Discovery High School Camp Feature (Dec. 22, 2017)

Steve Pozzi Student Spotlight (Dec. 12, 2017)

Dr. Margaret Ellis Research Presentation (Dec. 5, 2017)

Dr. Gurreet Brar Research Presentation (Nov. 30, 2017)

Dr. Jacob Wenger Research Presentation (Nov. 17, 2017)

Ag Olympics Video Preview (Nov. 10, 2017)

Dr. Sharon Benes Research Presentation (Nov. 1, 2017)

Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma Research Presentation (Oct. 24, 2017)

Dr. Balaji Sethuramasamyraja Research Presentation (Oct. 17, 2017)

Lynne Ashbeck: Top Dog honoree (October 13, 2017) 

V.E. Petrucci Viticulture & Enology Library Facility Feature (August 17, 2017)

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


News / Press Releases

July 2018

Horticulture unit to host community-sponsored iris sale (July 31)

Campus Pointe farm stand moved to Wednesday evenings (July 30)

Valley Ventures fueling innovation; accepting fall applicants (July 13)

Ken Ramos elected Ag One Foundation president (July 5)

Gibson Farm Market open special hours on July 4 (July 3)


Fresno State food products to be featured at Campus Pointe farm stand (June 29)

Fresno State mourns the passing of supporter Manuel 'JR' Mancebo (June 18)

Campbell and Kautz advance to College National Finals Rodeo short go final round (June 16)

Fresno State corn picked at peak maturity, freshness for best taste (June 13)

Record opening-weekend sales for Fresno State sweet corn (June 11)

Bulldoggers rodeo club advances five qualifiers to nationals (June 8)

Popular Fresno State sweet corn arrives at Gibson Farm Market (June 6)


Ag communications student receives national honor (May 27)

Feature: Shudic barrels his way to a degree at ripe age of 70 (May 16)

Vazquez honored as Jordan College Dean's senior medalist (May 9) 

Britton selected as Jordan College Dean's senior medalist (May 7)

Feature: Warkentin helps Fresno State students understand blindness in a whole new light (May 2)

Fresno State part of $5 million food and ag irrigation research grant (May 1)


Four Fresno State students recognized with ag scholar awards (April 30) 

Building naming ceremony celebrates ‘father’ of Fresno State viticulture and enology (April 24)

Bulldogs in the Kitchen to host student-athlete cooking sessions (April 20)

Fresno State to host FFA field day and state final contests (April 18)

Horticulture unit to host water-wise plant exchange (April 16) 

Forum to feature noted entrepreneur Ed Pizzarello (April 13)

Taste of Spring Event Showcases new wines and students (April 13)

Campus water initiative to feature Water 4.0 author David Sedlak (April 9)

Castanon leads Fresno State soil judging team at national contest (April 4)


Public invited to sign up for nutritional grocery store tours (March 29)

Fresno State appoints Esqueda to lead water and sustainability efforts (March 26)

Pre-Vet Club to host canine vaccination & microchip clinic (March 22)

Building named for ‘father’ of Fresno State viticulture and enology (March 20)

Gibson Farm Market to host spring plant sale March 10 (March 8)

Bulldoggers welcome top West Coast collegiate talent to home rodeo (March 8)

Recruit the 99 Career and Internship Fair set for March 7 (March 5)


Celebration of life for ag business faculty emeritus John Shields set for March 7 (Feb. 27)

Truax becomes fourth Fresno State ag national discussion meet champion (Feb. 23)

Recent meat science lab alumni create scholarship endowment (Feb. 16)

Collaborative SmartFarm system reseach being implemented in campus almond orchard (Feb. 14)

Students welcome World Ag Expo visitors from around the world (Feb. 9)

Wine, food products featured for Wine & Chocolate Lover's Weekend (Feb. 9)

January 2018

Valley Ventures now accepting applications for spring cohort (Jan. 11)

December 2017

Helping Hams provides 250 hams to local charities (Dec. 14)

Zoldoske honored at retirement event (Dec. 13)

Carlson and Fresno State win Farm Bureau state discussion titles (Dec. 4) 


Jordan College mourns passing of long-time professor and supporter Bob Glim (Nov. 15)

Mechanized ag lab renovations made possible by Moller Family Gift (Nov. 14)

Fresno Equipment Company creates ag scholarship endowment (Nov. 8)

University to launch Helping Hams drive to feed hungry during holidays (Nov. 7)

Plant Science Club wins fourth President's Trophy in six years (Nov. 1)


Chevron gifts $450,000 to Fresno State engineering, industrial technology and physics programs (Oct. 30)

State Ag Secretary Karen Ross to keynote Agribusiness Management Conference (Oct. 24)

Gibson Farm Market Fall Festival to showcase student-made products (Oct. 11)

Jordan College alum Ashbeck to honored at Top Dog event (Oct. 9)


Water, Ag and Energy start-ups selected ro receive Valley Venutres support (Sept. 15)

Agribusiness Management Conference set for Nov. 9 (Sept. 13) 


Rabobank creates scholarships in memory of Tony DeGroot (Aug. 10)

Alumnus Montgomery returns as new Fresno State winemaker (Aug. 9)

Plant science students receive national agronomy awards (Aug. 3)


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)

Valley Ventures seeking applicants for next entrepreneur cohort (July 25)


News Stories


Students from Azores study ag at Fresno State (Your Central Valley, Jul. 27)

Want your sweet corn fix? You'll have to leave town (Visalia Times Delta, Jul. 2)

Fresno State Corn Arrives To Gibson Farm Market On Friday! (KMJNOW, Jun.6)

A toast to Fresno State's 'most senior' senior (ABC 30, May 19)

Fresno State Dog Clinic (Your Central Valley, Mar. 23)

Fresno State study examines economic impact of strawberries (The Business Journal, Mar. 20)

Three Bulldoggers take home buckles at annual college rodeo (Clovis Roundup, Mar. 13)

As spring nears, the farm market features plant sales (The Collegian, Mar. 12)

Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend with Fresno State (KSEE24, Feb. 7)

Fresno State seeks agriculture, water startups to support (AGPRO, Jan. 17)


Bottling day at Fresno State, home of nation's first commercial winery on a college campus (Nov. 30)

Education Matters:Donation to Fresno State's agriculture department allows college to go high tech (Nov.27)

Fresno State 'Helping Hams' campaign underway (Nov. 15)

Gibson Farm Market 'Fall Festival' (Oct. 19)

Impact of fires on wine industry and vineyards (Oct. 10)

Fresno State students research new crop protection products (Sept. 21)

Alumnus Thomas Montgomery Returns to Fresno State Winery (Aug. 29)

Eye On Ag: Fresno State - new term, new ag equipment (Aug. 27)

Harvest underway at Fresno State Vineyard (Aug. 15)