In 1979, several faculty, alumni and friends of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology had a million-dollar idea -- to start a foundation that would benefit, promote and support the college and its programs. The supporters set out to raise $1 million in endowed scholarships. Today, the Ag One Foundation has raised more than $19.5 million in endowed funds.
Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 3,700 students with more than $2.7 million in scholarships and grants. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Ag One will provide nearly $600,000 to deserving students and programs. For a complete list of endowments, click here.
In Memory of Bryan Anthony, 1957 - 2018
The Jordan College and the Department of Viticulture and Enology lost a special friend on January 7, 2018. Bryan Anthony was a 1988 graduate of Fresno State with a master’s degree in Plant Science. He was a champion of Fresno State’s viticulture program and an active member of the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association where he most recently served as president. Early in his career, he was employed as the table grape manager for the Fresno State vineyards, under the direction of professor emeritus Dr. Sayed Badr.
Bryan was a familiar face at events and activities where he proudly wore his "bulldog" apparel. His friendship and dedication to Fresno State, our program, and students will be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on February 10 at 2 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made payable to the Ag One Foundation for the Bryan Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund to support viticulture students at Fresno State. Click for more information.
Jordan Agricultural Research Center
Bridging academic research with practical education
As the flagship university in the top agricultural region in the world, Fresno State is a fitting home for a world-class research center to discover and investigate the most advanced concepts and practices of agriculture, food and natural resources. The new Jordan Agricultural Research Center at Fresno State will foster collaboration between some of the brightest minds in agriculture, engineering, science and mathematics. The 30,000-square-foot facility is reinventing Fresno State as a leading research institution for decades to come.
President's Commission on the Future of Agriculture
The Commission on the Future of Agriculture issued its report on May 9, 2014 with several key recommendations to enhance and build the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The full report is available here.
March 21, 2018 - Common Threads Awards Luncheon, Clovis