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Ken Ramos Elected Ag One Foundation President

Ken Ramos

Ken Ramos, Wells Fargo’s president for Central California business banking, began his one-year term on July 1 as the new president of the Ag One Foundation at Fresno State. Ramos, of Fresno, previously served as vice president for Ag One — a development organization for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State — and has also …

Castanon’s 5th-Place Finish Leads Fresno State Soil Judging Team At Nationals

Fresno, Calif., (April 17, 2018) – Fresno State senior Mark Castanon qualified for the International Soil Judging Contest in Rio de Janiero after finishing fifth overall among 88 individuals at the national competition. The Fresno State soil judging team placed 15th for its highest-ever team finish in the national competition. The National Collegiate Soils Contest was hosted by the University …

Building Named for ‘Father’ Of Fresno State Viticulture And Enology

Fresno, Calif., (March 29, 2018) – The California State University Trustees approved Tuesday the naming of the Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building at Fresno State, in honor of the late and esteemed professor emeritus of viticulture. The action item was approved by the Committee on Institutional Advancement. Among his many accomplishments during his 46-year career, Dr. Petrucci led successful fundraising …

Peach Blossom Festival Brings 5,000 Youth To Fresno State Campus

Fresno, Calif., (March 14, 2018) – About 5,000 children representing nearly 145 elementary schools from the San Joaquin Valley will participate in the 60th annual Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, in various locations on the Fresno State campus. The festival, which attracts schools from Livingston to Delano, was created to help young people gain knowledge and appreciation …

Fresno State Student Wins 2018 Collegiate Discussion Meet

Fresno, Calif., (February 27, 2018) – This past weekend, American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers held their 2018 Leadership Conference in Reno, NV. Among the many activities hosted was the Collegiate Discussion Meet, held annually at the conference. Representing California in the competition was Tim Traux of Fresno State, who was able to hold off competitors in the …

Recent Fresno State Alumni Creates Meat Science Scholarship Endowment

Fresno, Calif., (February 23, 2018) – Six recent Fresno State graduates have started the Ag One Meat Science Laboratory Scholarship Endowment to support students who work in the unit and produce an array of popular meat products sold at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. The former meats lab student employees graduated in 2013 or later and pledged a combined $25,000 to …

Mechanized Agriculture Lab Renovations Made Possible by Moller Family Gift

Fresno, Calif., (November 14, 2017) – The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State showcased initial renovations to its mechanized agriculture laboratory on Tuesday, Nov. 14 that were made possible by a $250,000 gift by Dr. James Moller and his wife, Carol Moller. The event was attended by University President Joseph I. Castro, Jordan College Dean Sandra …

Alumnus Montgomery Returns As New Fresno State Winemaker

Fresno, Calif., (August 31, 2017) – Thomas Montgomery, an award-winning winemaker and Fresno State alumnus, is the Fresno State Winery’s new winemaker. The Sanger native, who honed a reputation for award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties as a winemaker for well-known wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, began his Fresno State assignment July 31. His career began at …

Plant Science Students Receive National Agronomy Awards

Fresno, Calif., (August 8, 2017) – Fresno State senior Nancy Valdez and junior Georgina Reyes Solorio were honored as Greenfield Scholars by the American Society of Agronomy and the International Certified Crop Adviser program. The plant science students were among four selected nationally based on their grade point averages, experience and awards, career goals and educational and certification plans to …

Borba Family Salute Raises $850,000 For Fresno State Ag Students, Programs

Fresno, Calif., (August 7, 2017) – The family was also presented with a painting of Tina and her late husband Ross Borba Sr. that was created by David Hembree, Fresno State director of development for student affairs and enrollment management. “The Jordan College is so fortunate to have the Borba family’s commitment to supporting the next generation of agriculture industry …

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