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Jordan College Advising and Career Development Center

About AgBOND

Building Opportunities through Network of Discovery

Ag - Building Opportunities through Networks of Discovery with a focus in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences 

The program is specifically designed to help you make the most out of your first year at Fresno State. This program will assist you in developing both critical thinking and applied skills that will give you a real-world experience for your future.

In addition, the program will:

  • connect you to a range of student support services which will help you meet your goals, and
  • provide you an opportunity to build lasting connections with your classmates and give you exciting ways and means to interact closely with faculty.

Students in the program will have the opportunity to engage in relevant project-based learning, research, and mentorship centered on authentic, locally relevant, and globally significant urban-agricultural-climate types of problems. This transformative educational experience will prepare students to serve and to lead in the San Joaquin Valley, California, and beyond.

AgBOND flyer for high school students

AgBOND flyer

The program is open to all first-year students entering:

  • The Jordan College of Agricultural Science and Technology (in Plant Science and Animal Science- Pre Professional majors)
  • The College of Science and Math
Contact Us The Jordan College Advising and Career Development center at 559.278.4019
Key Terms
  • AgBOND - Agriculture based Building Opportunities of Networks and Discovery
  • URE - Undergraduate Research Experience - Students work closely with other faculty and researchers on a specific, hands-on research project.
  • IA - Instructional Assistant  - Assist the professor with daily classroom management.
  • FANHS - Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences
  • CWI - California Water Institute
  • CSM - College of Science and Mathematics
  • JCAST - Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
  • USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
  • NIFA - National Institute for Food and Agriculture (within USDA)
  • HSI - Hispanic Serving Institution
  • UAL - University Agricultural Laboratory (aka the farm at Fresno State)
  • HIP - High Impact Practices  - Critical skills learned that are essential in the workplace and can transfer to everyday settings.
  • PBL - project based learning  - Students learn through a more hands-on approach by working with real-world challenges.