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Recent Video Features / Webinars

Plant Science Club Tri-Societies Presidents Trophy Contest Presentation (Nov. 30)

Jordan College Day of Giving Virtual Event 'Growing Productive Tomorrows' (Nov. 17) 

Tyler Armbrister Day of Giving Plant Science Student Spotlight (Nov. 17) 

Riley Barney Day of Giving Agricultural Business Student Spotlight (Nov. 17) 

James Gutierrez Day of Giving Industrial Technology Student Spotlight (Nov. 17) 

Austin La Salle Day of Giving Agricultural Education Student Spotlight (Nov. 17) 

J.J. Lino Day of Giving Viticulture Student Spotlight (Nov. 17) 

Moxxa Patel Day of Giving Food Science Student Spotlight (Nov. 17) 

Jordan College Fall Student Forum with Dean Nef, Annette Levi, Randy Perry (Oct. 30)

WET Center Webinar - Overcoming Obstacles for a Brighter Future in California Agriculture (Oct. 23).

Food, Family & Farm Month kick-off (with Jordan College Dean Dennis Nef & research center & Ag One directors) (Oct. 19)

Campus swine unit tour - Valley PBS Facebook Live (September 12)

Campus winery fall wine club shipment wine-tasting (September 10)

Jordan Agricultural Research Center: Sensory Instructional Video (August 24)

Campus dairy unit tour - Valley PBS Facebook Live (PBS Valley TV, August 7)

Grape Day Research Update Webinar (August 6)

Viticulture and Enology Research Center Spotlight (July 2)

Center for Irrigation Technology Spotlight (June 30)

Fresno State Winery Bottling Day Spotlight (May 26)

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Dennis Nef 

Recent Dean's Updates 

Fall 2020

Spring-Summer 2020  



Cmaeron Standridge & Hardeep Singh

Recent College Newsletters 

Spring-Summer 2020 

Fall-Winter 2019-20 

Spring-Summer 2019

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 Serhat Asci

Recent News / Press Releases

November 2020

Campus quarter horse student spotlight: Maddy Aycock (Nov. 28)

Cobb-Vantress Animal Science Student Internship Spotlight: Anh Do (Nov. 22)

Bayer / plant science internship spotlight: Anabel Padilla (Nov. 9)

Campus farm student spotlight: Jordyn Stockton (Nov. 7)

Superior Farms / animal science internship spotlight: Amber Layne (Nov. 1)


Plant science student internship spotlight: Aaron Vega Mendoza (Oct. 24)

Plant Science student internship spotlight: Bianey Medina Garcia (Oct. 15)

Food, Family and Farm Month showcases campus expertise and community ties (Oct. 14)

Viticulture student internship spotlight: Esteban Garcia (Oct. 11)

Jordan College creates scholarship in memory of ag business faculty Minami (Oct. 10) 

Poultry Science Student Internship/Campus Farm Spotlight: Cirenio Hisasaga (Oct. 7)

Agricultural Business Student Internship Spotlight: Cole Van Wyhe (Oct. 4)

Fresno State honors legacy of Dolores Huerta with planting of ‘peace tree’ in the Peace Garden (Oct. 2)


Campus Farm Student Spotlight: Christopher Gonzalez (September 30)

Fall plant sale offers wide selection for gardens, landscapes and homes (Sept. 30)

Agricultural Business Student Internship Spotlight: Omar Vargas-Torres (Sept. 26)

Research Administrator Spotlight: Maral Kismetian (Sept. 24)

Alumni Vintners Wine Club features alum Bo Barrett (Sept. 22)

Fresno State honors Sen. Tom Berryhill with flag tribute (Sept. 18)

Faculty & staff help Georgia improve global trade by helping create national phytosanitary plan (Sept. 10)

Campus Farm Spotlight: Sara Larson (Sept. 7)

Faculty Spotlight: Brad Mendes (Sept. 6)

Summer Internship Student Spotlight: Cynthia Lopez (Sept. 5)

Farm Market introduces new tailgate canned wine series (Sept. 1) 


Summer Internship Student Spotlight: Jose Novoa (Sunview) (Aug. 30)

Mechanized Agriculture Faculty Spotlight: Chris McKenna (Aug. 27)

Equine Unit Student Spotlight: Christina Calderon (Aug. 24)

Ag Communications Student Spotlight: Erica Bowles (Aug. 22)

Gibson Farm Market sells new hand sanitizer made on campus (Aug. 10)

Fresno State honors ag leader Jack Woolf (Aug. 6)



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Recent News Stories

Fresno State winemaker Tom Montgomery wine book recommendations (CSU System feature, Nov. 9)

Fresno Chamber to honor ag award winners Errotabere & Chandler family on television next month (Business Journal, Nov. 7)

Wine, etc.: You'll have to wait for Aperture's wines, but the result is worthwhile (Baltimore Sun / Capital Gazette, Oct. 27)

The Future of Farming: The five degrees of FFA / Searcy receives American degree (Hanford Sentinel, Oct. 30)

How Photography Led To A Winery / alum Jesse Katz feature (South Florida Reporter, Oct. 25)

$1 million ag pathway program grant among record-setting $46.7 million research Fresno State grant & contract cycle (GV Wire, Oct. 22)

Fresno State celebrates Food, Family & Farm Month (Morning Ag Clips, Oct. 18) 

Jordan College students selflessly helped victims of fire (Collegian, Oct. 26)

Losing a valued member of the campus community (Fresno State faculty/staff campus newsletter, Oct. 12)

New state law will wine to be sold that is made in classes by students (Sacramento Bee, Oct. 10)

As Fresno's COVID-19 cases improve, will local colleges reopen more in-person classes? (Fresno Bee, Oct. 10)

Water, Energy and Technology Center at Fresno State wins $50,000 in competition (Oct. 8)

Montgomery, Smith & Barrett featured in virtual wine tasting (Sierra News Online, Oct. 3)

Fall Plant Sale offers wide selection, Oct. 3rd (Morning Ag Clips, Oct. 3)

Viticulture and Enology Department weekly webinars feature industry experts American Vineyard, Sept. 26)

Contreras featured on campus faculty/staff newsletter (Sept. 26)

(Viticulture & Enology alumna Sarah) Boyle: 'I have a heart for Merced, ability to make changes we need' (Merced County Times, Sept. 26).

Freshman quarterback Fife considering ag business as major (24/7 Sports, Sept. 19)

Williamson leads campus swine unit tour on Valley PBS Facebook Live (September 12)

Influential Shandon winemaker Sam Balakian, dies at 78 (Cal Coast news, Sept. 12)

CIT's Jacobsen featured by Upcycle & Company (company website, Sept. 12)

Legendary Central Coast Vintner, Sam Balakian, Passes Away at Age 78 KB (, Sept. 12)

Fresno State's Solorio among California ag irrigators scholarship recipients (California Ag Today, Sept. 12)

Enology department alumnus Sam Balakian Obituary (Paso Robles Daily News, Sept. 5)

Get Fresno State wine in can at Gibson Farm Market (ABC30, Sept. 1)

Valley Ventures program helps ag business entrepreneurs (ABC30, Aug. 28)

The Mother Lode Mourns The Passing Of Stephen Collum (viticulture alumnus) (My Mother Lode, Aug. 22).

Extreme heat affecting Valley wine grapes (KSEE 24, Aug. 19)

California farming country buckles under COVID-19 (Fresno Bee Aug. 18)

Improving Farming Systems for the Common Good (Organic Farmer, Aug. 17)

Fresno State student Gong headed to Cornell for master's degree in food science (Aug. 14)

Fresno State now selling hand sanitizer (KMPH, August 10)

Biopotentials and Electrode Sensors to Evaluate Human Sensory Stimulation by Wine Aroma (, Aug. 8)

Sign up for Fresno State Grape Day (Chicostart, Aug. 8).

Viticulturist bought this entire wine appellation in Northern California for $2.7 million (Fresno Bee, Aug. 8)

Dairy faculty & students show off campus dairy on live tour (PBS Valley TV, August 7)

How growers are protecting the Valley's grape crop from hungry birds (ABC30, August 6)

Grape Day Webinar Features Advancements in Viticulture and Enology Research (Sierra News Online, Aug. 1)

Event link for Fresno State Grape Day (California Ag Today, Aug. 1)

Estate of Fresno Accountant Gifts $4M to Valley Children's Hospital (GV Wire, Aug. 1)

Grape Day Webinar Features Advancements in Viticulture and Enology Research (July 28, 2020)

Annie Stuhr Named New Ag One Foundation President (Ag Net West, July 18, 2020)

Highly ranked prep running back also focused on ag business (Collegian, July 12, 2020)

US Senate must act to protect Dreamers and give them their rightful stake in America (Fresno Bee, July 10, 2020)

Incoming ag business freshman receives California Table Grape Growers Award Scholarship (California Ag Today, July 9, 2020)

Luis named Incoming CVCB Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Administration (Valdosta Daily Times, July 6, 2020)

Agricultural business student Mason Tarr earns scholarship (, July 4, 2020)

Allied Grape Growers’ Emilio Miranda Retires After 44-Year Career (American Vineyard, July 2, 2020)

Allied Grape Growers' Miranda Retires After 44-Year Career in Wine Industry (Wine Industry Advisor, July 1, 2020)

Plant Science alum Hembree one of three retiring UC Cooperative Extension weed science academics (UC Weed Science Blog, June 24, 2020)

Konduru, Lone, Rickman, Tarrant, Xu receive campus title promotions (Campus News, June 15, 2020)

Goorahoo & Tarrant receive outstanding advisor awards (June 15, 2020)

Water Book Club feature (Campus News, June 15, 2020)

Valley ag research connects recent grad to Punjab roots (Morning Ag Clips, June 7, 2020)

Alum Monticelli named Sonoma County Barrel Honorary Icon (North Bay Business Journal, June 5, 2020)

Jocelyn Rodriguez Feature (Volleyball magazine, May 25, 2020) 

Lines for Fresno State’s sweet corn extended through the dirt lot on first day of sales (KSEE24, May 25, 2020)

Big crowds for first day of Fresno State sweet corn (ABC30, May 25, 2020)

Large turnout for Fresno State opening-day corn sales despite COVID-19, heat warnings (Fresno Bee, May 25, 2020)

Fresno State corn still draws hundreds, even in a pandemic (May 25, 2020)

Fresno State market to sell sweet corn (Kingsburg Recorder, May 25, 2020)

Water polo signee & incoming ag business student Hansen born to be a Fresno State Bulldog (Madera Tribune, May 23, 2020)

Fresno State’s sweet corn is back at Gibson Farm Market, safety guidelines in place (KSEE24, May 22, 2020)

Fresno State sweet corn to go on sale May 25  (ABC30, May 22, 2020)

Alum Monticelli 2020 receives Sonoma County Barrel Auction honor (Wine Industry Advisor, May 18, 2020)

He Never Attended Fresno State, but His $4.66M Bequest Will Boost Wine, Irrigation Efforts (GV Wire, May 15, 2020)

Alum Revelette's 2018 Russian River Pinot Noir (Siduri) picked as wine of the week (Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 9, 2020)

Fresno State Enology Building Renamed After Winery Supporter (News Break, May 14, 2020)

He Never Attended Fresno State, but His $4.66M Bequest Will Boost Wine, Irrigation Efforts (GV Wire, May 13, 2020)

Top Fresno State Teaching Award Goes To Professor Dave Goorahoo (News Break, May 6, 2020)

Growing Precision (feat. Dilruba Yeasmin, Innovations in Irrigation Journal, May 4, 2020)

Fresno State Winery offers $5 shipping, curbside pick-up for orders (ABC30, May 1, 2020)

Some Fresno State students still working at farm during COVID-19 outbreak (April 29, 2020)

Standridge among Fresno State's 2020 undergraduate medalists (KGPE/KSEE, April 27, 2020)

Fresno State-bound Fernandes receives Tulare County Cattlewomen scholarship (Porterville Recorder April 21, 2020)

Wine Cellar Alert from Fresno State (GV Wire, April 20, 2020)

Alum & Geodesy winemaker Baccitich supports women in the ag community, one bottle at a time (Napa Valley Register, April 16, 2020)

Fresno State announces the opening of a temporary lab for COVID-19 sample testing (Collegian, April 16, 2020)

Jordan Agricultural Research Center to be utilized as Fresno County COVID-19 sample testing lab (Fresno Bee, April 16)

Fresno State building to become County’s first COVID testing center (KSEE 24, April 14, 2020)

Fresno County Partners With Fresno State To Analyze COVID-19 Tests (NPR Radio, April 14, 2020)

Fresno State COVID-19 Lab Will Speed County’s Pandemic Response (GV Wire, April 14, 2020)

Fresno County bringing COVID-19 testing to Fresno State (Business Journal, April 14, 2020)

Fresno State Creates Temporary Lab For Coronavirus Tests Over Lack of Testing Centers Across The United States (Tech Times, April 14)

Fresno Co. rolls out coronavirus lab facility, preps for delayed surge (The Sun, April 14, 2020)

Fresno State partners with county to offer COVID-19 testing (Fresno Bee, April 14, 2020)

Fresno State lab to begin testing COVID-19 samples, aiming to decrease testing wait times (ABC 30, April 14, 2020)

Jordan Agricultural Research Center lab to test Coronavirus specimens (Fresno Bee, April 14, 2020)

Fresno Co. rolls out coronavirus lab facility, preps for delayed surge (San Joaquin Valley Sun, April 13, 2020)

Heitz Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon scores 100 (Wine Enthusiast, March 23, 2020)

Alum Rose helps family farming operation evolve with shifting trends (West Side Index, March 19, 2020)

Roach sightings really bug some students (Collegian, March 11, 2020)

Alum James named Vineyard Professional Services chief operating officer (Wine Business, March 9, 2020)

Fresno State Bullodggers to host rodeo (KMPH, March 5, 2020)

Fresno State College Rodeo happening this weekend (KSEE24/CBS47, March 4, 2020)

Rodeo Preview (Facebook live - KSEE 24/47 reporter Fabiola Ramirez special post, March 4, 2020)

Graduate and canine partner inspect packages for Fresno County department of agriculture (March 3, 2020)

Wilden donates pump to Fresno State University food processing lab (Water Tech Online, March 2)

Alum Ellsworth to be inducted into Eastern Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame (East Idaho News, March 1, 2020)

Wilden® Donates Saniflo™ FDA Series AODD Pump to Food Processing Laboratory at Fresno State University (Thomas News Industry Update, February 26, 2020)

Wilden donates Saniflo FDA Series AODD pmp to Fresno State food processing laboratory (Empowering Pumps, Feb. 26, 2020)

University looks to make farm financially sustainable (Collegian, Feb. 25, 2020)

CIT reflects on 40 years of transformation (Irrigation Today magazine, Feb. 27)

Alum Litwack involved with new restaurant Rocky Hill (Fresno Bee, Feb. 22, 2020)

Alum Ellsworth to be honored (Rexburg Standard Journal, Feb. 21, 2020)

Martinez among students awarded ag scholarships totaling $20000 (Foothills Sun Gazette, Feb. 19, 2020)

Livestock a focal point for Gustine FFA member Wilson (West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard, Feb. 19, 2020)

Lone researches tree nut growers more likely to use drought assistance  (Western Farm Press, Feb. 19)

As Warm Winters Mess With Nut Trees' Sex Lives, Farmers Help Them 'Netflix And Chill' (NPR, Feb. 17)

Valley Women Honored for Community & Ag Involvement (Hanford Sentinel, Feb. 15, 2020)

Fresno State's Red Wave Classic brings young livestock competitors from across state (ABC30, Feb. 14)

Courtney Meldrum & Charles Hillyer -  World Ag Expo interview about pitch contest (Bakersfield 29 TV, Feb. 14)

World Ag Expo: Fresno State students revolutionize ag with robots, software (Visalia Times-Delta, Feb. 13)

Fresno State students, staff & faculty help create Hmong language pesticide safety videos (ABC30, Jan. 19)

Ag Business Alum Joan Marie Hansen Obituary (Jan. 14, 2020)

Equestrian signee Bloom considering ag education and ag business as major (Klamath Falls News, Jan. 10, 2020)

Alum Otto named California Farmland Trust new Development and Operations Director (ENews Channel, Jan. 8, 2020)

New Hmong language pesticide safety videos (Morning Ag Clips, Jan. 13, 2020)

Killing Fields' Survivor Finds Future In Food (Sean Murphy Jan. 10. 2020)


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