Dee Jordan Donates $29.4 Million

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Our Mission

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 $17 million in endowed funds.

Over the years, donors, board members and volunteers have made it possible to award some 3,500 students with more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Ag One will provide nearly $500,000 to deserving students and programs. For a complete list of endowments, click here.

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

Important Dates

May 9, 2016 - 45th Annual Turf Day Golf Classic, Belmont Country Club

May 13, 2016 - Jordan Agricultural Research Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 20, 2016 - Jordan College Convocation Reception & Ceremony

June 15, 2016 - North Bay Alumni & Friends Dinner, Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm

June 20, 2016 - CATA Alumni & Friends Social, San Luis Obispo

June 20-24, 2016 - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores - President and Mrs. Mary Castro, Dean Dr. Sandra Witte, Sr. Director of Development/Ag One Executive Director Alcidia Freitas Gomes and faculty member John Cordeiro will travel to Angra, Terceira to sign an agreement with the University of the Azores. The agreement will put in place an exchange program for students majoring in agriculture. For more information on this visit or the program visit the webpage or contact Ag One at 559-278-4266.

September 11, 2016 - Ag Boosters BBQ, Borba Ranch, Madera