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Industrial Technology student Xuewen Molly Li at Wawona internship


2021-22 News Releases / Features


July 2022

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

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

Agricultural Education Student Spotlight: Cameron Ivy (July 24)

Jordan College Student Spotlight: Erik Rodriguez (July 17)

Viticulture Student Marnelle Salie Spotlight (July 10)

Ag Science building gets new mural (June 9)

Rodeo Team Student Spotlight: Cole Dodds (July 7)

Agricultural Education Student Spotlight:Brendan Black (July 3)



Enology Student Spotlight: Chanel Madison (June 25)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Beth Wilson (June 19)

Dr. Rolston St. Hilaire named new dean of Jordan College (June 17)

Viticulture Graduate Student Spotlight: Khushwinder Singh (June 11)

Top-ranked bareback rider leads Bulldoggers to national rodeo finals (June 10)

Ag Science building gets new mural (June 9)

Ag Communications Student Spotlight: Pia Martinez (June 3)



Industrial Technology Student Spotlight: Hector Rodriguez (May 29)

Undergraduate Dean's Medalist Student Video Spotlight: Héctor Jácome-Sáenz (May 28)

Graduate Dean's Medalist Student Video Spotlight: Cameron Standridge (May 27) 

Sweet corn returns to Gibson Farm Market (May 26)

Animal Science Student Spotlight: Lisette Simental (May 16)

Nearly 6,000 graduates honored as commencement returns to Save Mart Center (May 13)

Ag students recognized for research, industry and community involvement (May 11)

Ag Business Professor Annette Levi selected for top teaching award (May 2)



Standridge honored as Jordan College Graduate Dean's Medalist (April 29)

Plant Science Graduate Student Spotlight: Ranvir Tung (April 29)

Jácome-Sáenz tabbed Jordan College Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist (April 27)

Enology Student Spotlight: Monica Gutierrez (April 24)

California Energy Commission approves $5 million for energy innovation (April 20)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Jolene Simas (April 17)

Animal Science Student Spotlight: Katlyn McClellan (April 11)

Fresno State to host 74th annual FFA Field Day event (April 9)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Riley Barney (April 3)

New lab gives students access to modern nut processing technology (April 1)



Spring plant sale offers special prices on home and garden varieties (March 29)

Viticulture Student Spotlight: Esteban Garcia (March 28)

Equine Unit Student Spotlight: Kaylee Melton (March 18)

Pre-Veterinary Club hosts vaccination, microchip clinic for dogs (March 17)

Animal Science Student Spotlight: Hannah Williamson (March 13)

Plant Science Student Spotlight: Omar Abulghanam (March 6)

Returning rodeo national qualifiers lead Fresno State against region’s best (March 1)



Commencement ceremonies plan for return to Save Mart Center (Feb. 15)

International humanitarian Omamo among 2022 Top Dog Alumni Award honorees (Feb. 10)

Industrial Technology Student Spotlight: Christopher Kyles (Feb. 4)

Fresno State looks forward to return of World Ag Expo (Feb. 1)



Harris Farms president to be honored at Ag One Community Salute (Jan. 20)

California Water Institute Staff Spotlight: Laura Ramos (Jan. 19)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: ASI Senator Ashleigh Sorensen (Jan. 16)

California Water Institute releases water management report (Jan. 13)

Restructured California Water Institute improves access to programs and services (Jan. 11)

Agricultural Education / Ag Operations Student Spotlight: Zach Fallert (Jan. 5)


December 2021

Center for Irrigation Technology Retirement Spotlight: Tim Jacobsen (Dec. 28)

Viticulture & Enology Staff Retirement Spotlight: Cynthia Wood (Dec. 21)

Viticulture Faculty Retirement Spotlight: Dr. Sanliang Gu (Dec. 14)

Equine Unit Student Assistant Spotlight: Sarah Bartel (Dec. 13)

Enology Student Spotlight: Zihao 'Amir' Jiang (Dec. 10) 

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Garrett Quade (Dec. 5)

Plant science students commitment to agronomy rewarded with national honor (Dec. 3)



Staff Spotlight: Michelle Perez (Nov. 29)

United Nations Global Compact Member Report (Nov. 22)

Students share nutrition advice through grocery store tours (Nov. 19)

Fresno State to lead dairy innovation project with $1.8 million USDA grant (Nov. 18)

Veterans Day Student Spotlight: Sared Yim (Nov. 11)

Flavor of Fall wine tasting fetaures wines, food and music (Nov. 10)



Plant Science student Cervantes nourishing a new direction (Oct. 14)

Agricultural Education Alumni Spotlight: Ronda Hamm (Oct. 10)

Food, Family, and Farm Month connects campus to community (Oct. 8)

Plant Science Student Internship Spotlight: Arik Bains (Oct. 2)



James G. Boswell Foundation creates fund to support campus farm (Sept. 30)

Ag Education / Creamery Student Spotlight: Xena Millan (Sept. 26)

Food Science & Nutrition Alumnus Spotlight:John Mua (Sept. 19)

Smittcamp Honors Student Spotlight: Chelsea Castillo Najera (Sept. 18)

Staff Spotlight: Linda Lopez-Atkins (Sept. 17)

Alumnus reflects on overnight hike interrupted by Creek Fire (Sept. 10)

Student reflects on mountain of memories one year after historic Creek Fire (Sept. 1)

Hard work and fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (Sept. 1)



Agricultural Business Student Spotlight: Macy Myers (Aug. 29)

Fresno State welcomes students back to campus (Aug. 21)

Industrial Technology Student Spotlight: Xuewen 'Molly' Li (Aug. 21)

Human nutritional sciences degree opens new doors for students (Aug. 20)

Agricultural Business Student Spotlight Nancy Alvarez (Aug. 15)


Video Stories

Fresno State students use new technology to track cow health (KSEE24 / KGPE 47, 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  (KSEE 24 / KGPE 47, July 8)

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

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

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

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

Fresno State sweet corn returns May 30 (ABC30, May 29)

Undergraduate Dean's Medalist Student Spotlight: Héctor Jácome-Sáenz (May 28)

Gradutate Dean's Medalist Student Spotlight: Cameron Standridge (May 27)

Award-winning winemaker Tara Gomez is paving the way for a new generation (CNN, May 20)

Jordan College 2022 graduation (May 20)

Viticulture greenhouse construction update (May 6)

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

Top Dog Alumni Association Annual Award Event (April 29) 

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)

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

Dr. John C. Harris Tribute: Ag One Community Salute (Feb. 25)

Viticulture and Enology Department Spotlight (Feb. 14)

Human Nutritional Science Program / Food & Agriculture Research Lab Development (Dec. 8)

Fresno Country Chamber of Commerce Ag Awards (Dec. 1)

Storms come as relief for Valley farmers dealing with drought conditions (featuring Robert Willmott, ABC30, Oct. 25)

(CWI's Laura Ramos featured) As California restricts water use for farmers, low supply levels add to drought’s harsh reality (PBS, Sept. 3)

Shaver Lake volunteer firefighter recalls first response to the Creek Fire (ABC30, Sept. 2)

One Year Later: Fresno State students share harrowing Creek Fire experiences (Channel 24/47, Sept. 2)

Former Marine from Madera finds new career in beekeeping (ABC30, Aug. 7)


News Stories

New Ag Initiative Focuses on Global Hunger (GV Wire, Aug. 15)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Jordan College graduation event video (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 (Fresno State sweet corn - California Bountiful, May 6)

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)

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

ENZO’s Table and Fresno State Olive Oils Win Medals in Valley Competition (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)

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

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)

Fed funds to benefit county farmers (Sun Gazette, Dec. 8)

Student commitment to agronomy and outreach rewarded with national honor (California News Times, Dec. 3)

Fresno State Viticulture Club hosts 68th Annual Fall Harvest Dinner (Collegian, Nov. 22)

USDA awards dairy business grants (Capital Press, Nov 11)

Fresno State Plant Science researchers begin year 5 of cover crop roller study (Conservation Agriculture, Nov. 10)

Lumberyard Cellars Welcomes In 21-Plus Crowd (Escalon Times, Nov. 3)

Agriculture career fair offers opportunities for Fresno State students (Collegian, Oct. 13)

Food, Family and Farm Month connects campus to community (California News Times, Oct. 9th)

James G. Boswell Foundation creates fund to support campus farm (California News Times, Sept. 30)

Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase scheduled (Fruit Growers News, Sept. 28)

Winemaker Taragomes talks about grapes, wine, and her Chumash Winery-Silicon Valley (Fuentitech, Sept. 27)

Celebrating 35 Years — Vanguards Who Made a Difference: TIM VAUX (producebusiness, Sept. 27)

The Applegate Valley Offers Oregon Winemakers a Quiet Place to Experiment (Alum Herb Quady, New York Times, Sept. 23)

Gibson Farm Market now offering free wine tasting through November (Collegian, Sept. 21)

Fresno State Poultry Science Dr. Katy Tarrant Interview (Pat Simone Jr. Podcast, Sept. 18)

Hard work, fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (Merced County Times, Sept. 15)

Hard work and fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (California News Times, Sept. 11) 

Hard work and fine fruit results in five medals for Fresno State wines (Market Research Biz Reports, Sept. 11)

Fresno State students (like Justin Tran) excited, nervous during move-in day (The Fresno Bee, August 28)

(VE faculty Brillante featured in) The Financial Case for Organic (Beverage Media Group, Aug. 24)

Cliff Yu Joins Fresno State Viticulture Faculty (Wine Business, Aug. 23)

Ag Business alum ID'd as victim in crash in Fresno (Fresno Bee, Aug. 14)

(VE alum Mike Sullivan) Wine of the week: Benovia, 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Press Democrat, Aug. 10)

(Correia, nursery faculty) How bad is it to reuse soil from a dead plant? (HGTV magazine, September issue page 54, Aug. 5)

Cassell recognized among IA annual award winners (Artificial Grass News, July 27)

Now That's Rural: Jackie Mundt, ag advocate (Salina Post, July 25)

New Ag One president brings over 30 years' experience to his alma mater (California News Times, July 24)

In California’s agricultural heartland, thousands of wells could soon run dry (PBS NewsHour, July 20)

New Ag One president brings over 30 years' experience to his alma mater  (Eminetra, July 19)

New AgOne Foundation Chairman Brings Over 30 Years of Experience (, July 19) 

Boyce Thompson Institute Intern Spotlight: Anisabel Guzman (Facebook, July 17)

Vicious bugs have been attacking firefighters at the River Fire. What are they? (Jacob Wenger) (KMPH, July 15)

Soft Skills Important for Ag and USDA's $500-million American Rescue Plan (, July 14) 

Cassel Sharma among six Irrigation Association annual award recipients (Irrigation & Green Industry, July 12) 

IA names annual award recipients (Irrigation & Green Industry, July 12)

Parra elected ASI Senator of Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs (July 10)

Gomes among among new milk board princesses (Foothills Sun Gazette, July 10)

Three Fresno State agriculture students selected as Teach Ag Ambassadors (ABC30, July 9)

Agricultural employers weigh in on ‘soft skills’ (Ag Alert, July 7)