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The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

2016-2017 Spring / Summer Newsletter

  Dean Sandra WitteA MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN...

Greetings! I am happy to report that we had our largest harvest ever – more than 600 students graduating this year!  We had so many amazing students walk across the stage at the Save Mart Center at the Jordan College’s 48th Annual Convocation on May 19. Two of those amazing students were Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist Kendall Bailey (Department of Child, Family and Consumer Sciences) and Graduate Dean’s Medalist Touyee Thao (Department of Plant Science).

We've had so many other recent highlights, and some include the dedication of the Bee Sweet Citrus Fresh Fruit Packing Line, a new irrigation system made possible through a partnership with Cal West Rain and Netafim, and the Ag Discovery high school camp that has drawn students from across the state, nation and beyond to learn how amazing Central Valley agriculture really is from our faculty and staff.   Read more


Youtube Video feature - Touyee Thao (Jordan College/University Graduate Medalist)


Jordan College / University Graduate Student Medalist Feature
Plant science student Touyee Thao received the University's highest honor for graduate students at commencement based on his 4.0 GPA, irrigation research and community service
. Read more / Video 


Borba family to be honored at Ag One Community Salute


Ag One Foundation to honor Borba family's commitment to farming
Four members of the Borba family, longtime leaders in Central Valley agriculture, will be honored at the Ag One Community Salute on Friday, July 14, at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Read more


Fresno State shines at Ag Business national marketing contests


Ag Business students finish among nation's best at national contests
Fresno State agricultural business students placed among the nation’s top college teams at two marketing competitions hosted by national trade organizations.  Read more / Photos


  V.E. Petrucci Library


V.E. Petrucci Library connects viticulture and enology students, alumni, industry & community 
Learn how the library established by Vincent E. Petrucci, the legendary viticulture and enology department's founder, offers students, staff & faculty the latest research and information through its print and online resources. Video / Support the fundraising campaign


Dairy unit


Dairy program ties students to industry
One of the nation's few entirely student-run college dairies gives students the opportunity to learn all phases of dairy management while providing milk for the Gibson Farm Market's popular milk and dairy products. Read more / Photos


Cal West Rain & Netafim irrigation equipment unveiling


Campus farm utilizes new irrigation technology through industry partnership 
Fresno State is the nation's first campus farm to utilize new technology that can allocate irrigation water to different but adjacent soil types in a 36-acre almond plot, thanks to gifts by Netafim and Cal West Rain. Read more / Photos 


Video feature - Kendall Bailey Youtube (Jordan College Undergraduate Medalist)


Jordan College Undergraduate Medalist Feature
Through her internships and community involvement in the child development field, senior Kendall Bailey reflects the ideals that made her one of eight nominees for the University's Medalist that was announced at commencement.  Read more /  Video 


Bulldogs in the Grocery tour


Nutrition & dietetics students educate public through grocery tours
Food Science and Nutrition students gave Fresno State students and community members valuable nutrition guidance via information sessions at local Save Mart grocery stores.  Read more / Photos


Athanasios Alexandrou and Joseph Kryger


New Bee Sweet Fresh Fruit Citrus Packing Line unveiled
Thanks to a gift by Bee Sweet Citrus and six other local companies, the industrial technology department unveiled a unit valued at $600,000 that can teach students how to operate the latest technology that can  inspect, clean, wash, dry, sort, box, label and seal fruit harvested from the 1,000-acre campus farmRead more / photos / video


Malia Rivers


Bulldog bred, Bulldog born 
Senior all-conference player Malia Rivers, daughter of former Fresno state football great Ron Rivers, positively impacts Fresno-area youth both off the field softball field. Video 


Manuel J.R. Mancebo, Fresno State dairy club officers, President Castro, Dean Witte


Mancebo pledges $1 million to campus dairy program
The former Kings County trucking magnate looks to support students looking to get hands-on experience in the industry that served as springboard for his father Manuel "Spike" Mancebo who started the company. Read more 

Charity 5K Walk for Rosemary group picture 


Sigma Alpha hosts charity 5K Walk for Rosemary
Fresno State students and the community continue to support agricultural education major Rosemary Meza in her fight against Ewing's Sarcoma cancer. Read more / Video / Photos


Ag One convocation - honors cohort graduates


Your gift to the Ag One Foundation matters because the quality of a Fresno State education and the College’s commitment to educational opportunity depend on it. Fresno State could not be the institution it is today without generous gifts like yours. GIVE NOW


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