The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
2020 Winter Newsletter
A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN...
Greetings! The new year is off to a quick start and with 2020 in the title, we hope the articles featured in this newsletter help you see clearly what is happening in the Jordan College. Check out stories of preparation, inspiration, innovation, and commitment among others.
As my first semester back in the college, fall 2019 was notable for several reasons. I met a lot of people on campus and in the community and the reception was wonderful. Thank you.
I spoke about reducing the number of students who fail to finish, of improving our effectiveness and no longer doing what we have always done; and broadening the impact of the Jordan College on the community, region, and nation. I think we have made progress on each. READ MORE
Organized by Jordan College grants manager Bill Erysian, Fresno State students and
faculty helped produce a Hmong-language pesticide safety video series with the Fresno County UC Extension. STORY
Senior Melissa Rios is shaping a new life for her family and other students through mechanized agriculture classes and an agricultural education degree. VIDEO
Meet Jordan College students from our seven departments and the campus farm who thank the 2,100 Day of Giving donors for all their support. VIDEOS
Child development graduate Laurynn Garcia successfully balanced a demanding academic
schedule as she completed her degree while rehabilitating from her third brain cancer
The raisin production class helped industry partner International Fruit Genetics gather
destemming and processing information at our campus processing facility to help determine
which varieties it will continue to test and market. PHOTOS
Plant science seniors Lizbeth Cordova and Omar Flores were honored with awards from the American Society of Agronomy for their impressive mix of academic, research, professional and community involvement. STORY / PHOTOS
Fresno State alum & dairy science program supporter Ken Melvold received the World Dairy Expo's highest showman award at its annual event. STORY
The mechanized agriculture program is enjoying a renaissance sparked by a gift by donor Dr. James Moller and classes taught by alumni Chris McKenna and John Williams. VIDEO
Agricultural business students validated our University Agricultural Laboratory's one-of-a-kind status in a comparison of campus farms across the state and land-grant universities nationally. STORY / PHOTOS
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